Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg: 17year old brutally beaten by 4 adult men

Deutsche Version

 As a  worried mother I am  turning to you and asking you for your cooperation:

  •  I want  just punishment for those men, who beat up and kicked my 17 year old son due to the colour of his skin so that he landed in hospital !
 
  • I want to cast out my cry for help as far and wide as possible in order to raise attention to the growing racial violence in our country!
 
  •   I want that any form of racism be it verbal racial or any other form be punished!
 
  •   I never again want to have to listen to a  sentence like: ” I am not racist, but…” 
 
  •  I want that our government finally comprehends the seriousness of the situation and that plans are finally made and implemented to ban racism from our minds bit by bit !
This is what happened:
On the 26th of November, after a restless night of worrying and waiting  for my 17 year old son, he finally came home, very pale, around 6.30 am. he immediately went to bed , and I just thought : let him have a good sleep, he’ll get his telling-off in the morning. Around midday he emerged from his room and could not move his arm, anymore, the tip of a bone pierced from underneath the skin on his shoulder and he had several bruises. The family overran him with questions, which he just avoided saying that he couldn’t remember anything. We scolded him but he insisted that he could not remember what happened; he said he was out with friends and went home around 1.30 am and could not believe it when we told him that it was 6.30 am. We thought he had maybe fallen , maybe he was ashamed and does not want to tell his parents what happened, maybe he had had too much to drink but we could get nothing more out of him -except: ” I think I was beaten by some Nazis but I don’t remember exactly”. I took him to the hospital while his older sister started to contact all his friends to find out what really had happened. After a very long wait in the emergency room, he was finally x-rayed. We were told the collar bone was broken, we should present ourselves at the surgery office hours on Monday  to get an appointment for surgery.
When we arrived home in the evening, the big sister had found out from several friends that my son had been beaten up by several men.  There was a girl and a boy who were with my son at the time of the crime. The girl knew my son and I immediately contacted her; she was also under shock and told me everything that she could remember- she had ran for safety and could only add a few more pieces to the puzzle but promised me to get the number of the boy  who was also present as witness and who was a remotely acquainted with my son. On Sunday, my son was feeling unwell, his shoulder was hurting and he also had pain in the head and was dizzy. I began to fear that it could be more than just the broken collar bone. On Sunday evening, I finally got the phone number of the boy and, even though it was already quite late, I could reach him. He then told me what exactly happened, and both he and the girl promised to come with me to the police on Monday and to file a complaint against unknown persons. And this is what happened in the night of 26.11.2016, and what the youths also reported as testimony:
In the night of 25. to 26.11, around 4.00am, my 17 year old son of afro-european descent was, together with two friends (a boy from Azerbaijan/Iran and a German girl) at the tram station of the M10 at Hussenstr. Four men (approx. 25-35 years old) joined them and  blocked the way of the youths as they wanted to go and get some drinks at the kiosk “we love Späti” . Two men were of medium size (approx. 1,80 m), one of them was wearing jeans, black jacket, and middle sized cap turned upward and underneath Stand London, his hair was shaved- probably bald. There was a very tall man (approx. 2,00m), with short brown hair (6-7cm) and a full beard, black jeans and jacket, and a very small man of approx. 1,60m. the men asked what the boys were doing here with the girl and that they should take the girl home now if they were gentlemen. The girl immediately retreated. The boys had some small talk with the men , but as these were under the influence of alcohol and were acting somewhat strange , they wanted to leave as soon as possible. While the boy was talking to two men, my son was saying goodbye to the other two. That’s when the tall man lifted his arm to do the Hitler greeting and said that this was the way to say goodbye in Germany. My son asked him what this supposed to mean and that this was not okay, and a heated discussion sparked up which quickly got out of control and let to incursions. The boy only saw that my son ran away as fast as he could , but he didn’t see the other man who  forcefully pushed him between the parked cars and onto the ground. The other three men joined him and they kicked my son, and although he was lying on the ground and couldn’t get up anymore, they  continued to kick him. His friend called out:” Leave him alone, he is already on the ground!” In that moment, a man on a bicycle and his girlfriend passed , the boy cried for help, the bike rider stopped, and the men fled in direction Prenzlauer Allee. The man helped my son to get up , the young girl came back and offered my son money to take a taxi home , but he said, no it’s ok, and walked off. As it was already very late and all the youths were under shock – “it all happened so quickly , we didn’t even recognize how serious the situation was”- and they all went home. from Hussemannstr. to our house, it only takes 10 minutes by tram; it took my son two and a half hours and he cannot remember how he got home. He is now in-patient at the hospital, his head is being examined and he is getting a surgery on his collarbone.
Although my son’s friends made a great effort  and explained everything as clearly and detailed as possible, they still cannot exactly remember these men. We would appreciate every piece of information.
The visit at the police station was very sobering. The woman, who recorded the testimonials, was very concerned but we still decided to get matters into our hands. Together with the youths, I drove back to the scene of the crime and asked around in the nearby shops if they maybe had CCTV cameras. The salesman in the Späti shop was very attentive and helpful; on the same weekend, they also had been attacked by three armed men, one of who was strikingly tall. The shop owner promised to look through the CCTV recordings.
The young girl has also told me that verbal attacks on my son because of his skin colour have been accumulating, recently.
I am not a politician, I am only a very concerned mother, who is watching in horror as racially motivated violence in our city, and as far as I can see in our country, is growing. Something has to happen finally, people like this have to be punished- and even racial comments have to be punished more seriously!
All my children have been already often badmouthed and insulted with words like ” Neger, dirty etc.”, and we would hope to think that it is getting better as we have been defending ourselves for years, have been seeking the dialogue with teachers, parents etc.- ad still, I am left with the horrible feeling that racism is presently bursting into bloom and becoming much worse than 5 years ago!!!!
We have to do something and we have to do it together, otherwise no one will listen to us!
Sonja Prinz
Thank you for translation: Reka Kamaromi
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AFRICA YOUTH DAY 2016 in Berlin /Germany

Come and celebrate with us:

Africa Youth Day

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Global New Generation football academy in Gambia

The Concept of Global New Generation football academy in Gambia is to bring together a group of children in the ages of 6-15 years and use sports as a method to develop their personal skills and to groom them into pawners and pillars of the society. Football or soccer as it it mostly known, develops leadership skills, critical thinking, teamwork, responsibility, accountability, focus and its very fun for those playing and those watching. through mentorship and proper training, the kids stand a chance to play in divisional league. At this level they are at advantage side of attending trails in deferent big clubs and different countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and America. This stage allows them to showcase their talent and make a living from it as a profession, in the mist of all of this we will be assisting the communities and helping families and individuals.

In order for us to achieve this goals we need to create a better enveroment and football atmosphere, but we cannot achieve all of this without best football/Soccer materials which the Academy is lacking at the moment. We are calling on donations and sponsors to join hands in achieving this goals. In collaboration with the Gambia football associations

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Selfmade films by GNG Germany

Once a year, the children of Global New Generation Berlin create their own films.

They learn about a whole year basic knowledge of one african country, they produce a music, an audio play, a book and a film.

Hereby we’d like to present you some extracs from their films.

Umaphandleni was a workshop about Southafrica and the end of Apartheid

 

“Malaika” is part of the film “Otieno auf safari kubwa”. The story of Otieno, leaving his country Kenya to make big money in Europe.


 

You can follow the working process on FLICKr of GNG Berlin:

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Global New Generation grant to improve your Income Generating Activity in environmental sustainability

Global New Generation is a consortium of organizations that promote education and information in art and culture, as fundamental forms of social integration among the youth and children.

Global New Generation Berlin and Global New Generation Kenya invite individuals and groups in environmental conservation Income Generating Activities (IGA) to apply for a scale up grant. The activity must be empowering to the individual or group while positively impacting their communities.

1. Background information

Introduction of the applying organisation (one paragraph)

Describe your existing project stating how it empowers you or your group and its contribution towards the conservation of the environment in your community in not more than 200 words (include photographic proof of your project, copies of book keeping and bank records of your IGA).

2. Problem statement (the issues within your community that contribute to environmental degradation. What does your existing project lack that you would wish to add through the support you are requesting for [not more than 200 words])

3. Project justification (Why your project is important to the conservation of the environment)

4. Overall goal of the proposed project (one sentence)

Project outputs

Project objectives (What do you wish to add to your project, to your empowerment and to the community that was not there before this grant [in bullet form])

5. Project implementation strategy and schedule (in a table, please give timelines to specific activities of the project including financial, progress and end of project reports)

6. Beneficiaries

Who are the direct and indirect project beneficiaries and show how they will be impacted positively by the project proposed by you or your group?

7. Project Budget (Not more than Ksh 180,000)

8. M&E Framework

9. Project Reporting plan

10. Project Sustainability

- Explain how you plan to sustain the project.

Applications to be forwarded to Global New Generation Kenya through grants@global-new-generation.com not later than 17th September 2014

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The Donations have arrived

We are pleased to announce that the donation of Selene Dardani from Berlin

 

selenearrived at the hospital in Senegal.
Several mosquito nets, flashlights and other small items were taken from the student Mandy Hetz during a study trip to Senegal. She handed them out to the chairman of the GNG Sengal, Mr. Mansour Sow.

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He brought them to the hospital in the village Kounoune.100_1345100_1348

Donating is easy, you can help, too. Contact us : donation@global-new-generation.com

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Cooperation with the Gloable Neue Generation Ghana

After careful consideration, we, the leaders of the Global New Generation, have come to the decision to not cooperate in the future with the “Gloable Neue Generation Ghana”. We do not agree any further with the principal goals and ways of operating of the chairman Vishnu Quao. These mainly include equality between men and women, and religious openness and protecting the privacy of our employees in public. Despite repeated instructions to a written reprimand, these points were ignored and graded as unimportant. After 6 months of observation, no changes have occurred.
We do not claim from the association “Gloable Neue Generation Ghana”, the funds invested by us to promote the entity.
We point out that Mr Vishnu Quao is not authorized, to do any actions in the name of Global New Generation, nether to use our Logos or Header. Our Logo and name are saved at the UK Copyright Service, any misuse will attract a legal procedure. Please be free to contact if you see.

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Chicken Project/GNG Senegal

 

The Global New Generation Senegal (GNG Senegal) was founded in 2011 and is a part of the Global New Generation network. The non-governmental-organization (NGO) has its domicile in Dakar, the Senegalese capital.

Development and education are the main focus of the NGO. The organization’s first projects take place in the village of Kounoune/Senegal, close to the seaport Rufisque.

The people of this region mainly live from agriculture and stockbreeding. Due to this, the financial situation of the population is weak, because they live people from hand to mouth. Their income mainly depends on the weather and is very insecure.

GNG Senegal has decided to support the local population.

One of the goals of GNG Senegal is the growth of the hospital of Kounoune. During the rainy season (mainly between August and October) floods cause many accidents as well as increasing malaria cases. In this period the hospital is overcrowded. The hospitals staff doesn’t receive any support from the government; they have to face the situation all by themselves. Since the hospital is the only one in the area, the neighboring villages Keur Ndiaya Lo, Keur Daouda Sarr as well as Ngalap send their patients to Kounoune.

The equipment in the hospital is very insufficient;   mosquito nets, beds, bed covers, towels, medicaments and antiseptic are missing. Therefore even simple sicknesses are often not treated and the danger of infection is constantly rising, mainly for children. Especially the baby ward is susceptible.

A further objective is the support of the school in Kounoune. School attendance shall be guaranteed for all children. Unfortunately this is not always possible due to the financial situation of many families. Often the parents are not able to buy the basic needs for school such as pens, pencils, exercise books, slates and satchels etc.

Youth unemployment is a further problem in the region, often young men and women don’t have any perspective.

The young German photographer and roofer Ben Lützig started a hiking tour from Gerolstein (Germany) to Tarifa (Spain) on 8th July 2012 in order to collect donations for GNG Senegal to support the village of Kounoune. During his “hike for people”, which took more than 4 months, Ben met many helpful and friendly people who supported his project. In the end, simple people donated 830€ for Kounoune.

Sustainability and personal responsibility are basic principles of Global New Generation.  History taught us that the simple delivery of donations only creates dependence but is to no extent sustainable. This kind of dependence is no base for sustainable projects and furthermore does not create equal partnerships within the work of development policy.

That’s why GNG Senegal created a sustainable self-help project which guarantees the long-term support of the local hospital and school. At the same time, the project creates employment for young people.

Since Kounoune is located in an agricultural region, the GNG Senegal decided for a chicken project. Young chicken were bought and will be raised within a period of 45 days and then some of them will be sold and others kept for further breeding. The surplus will be used to buy the basic needs for the hospital and the school as described above.

Here are some first impressions:

 

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ENJOY YOUR VACATION TOURING AND VOLUNTEERING IN GHANA

WITH THE GLOBAL NEW GENERATION Ghana

GHANA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

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The Global New Generation (GNG) Community Schools provide education for children in the highly deprived local communities surrounding them. The schools currently provide basic education for students from the nursery level through kindergarten to primary 6 and hope to expand to the Junior Secondary level in the forthcoming years.

 

Challenges

  • Weakened/dilapidated school structures
  • Poorly stocked library if available
  • Lack of a decent community computer resource/laboratory
  • Lack of funding to employ proper expertise among other things

HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

 

GNG volunteers will work alongside experienced teaching professionals to help deliver lessons and mentor groups of students, helping to improve the education and support offered to children attending the schools. Volunteers can bring their own experience, skills and creativity to the after school clubs held at the school for all students. Cultural activities including drumming, singing, dancing, poetry and other artistic expressions are used to create awareness & social integration among children and the youth. Volunteers are also needed to work on crucial construction work of permanent brick classroom buildings to ensure the longevity and sustainability of the schools and other community resources.

BUILDING A PROMISING FUTURE
BUILDING A PROMISING FUTURE

WHAT WILL EACH VOLUNTEER GAIN FROM THIS EXPERIENCE?

During work on this project, volunteers will gain experience in education, teaching, social care, creativity, construction and renovation, helping to shape a brighter future for both the schools and the children in these deprived communities.

Situated on the idyllic coastline at Greater Accra, volunteers can spend their free time at the beach and/or tour the neighbouring towns & communities, visit the slave castles, National Parks & Botanical Gardens, waterfalls, Volta Lake/dam, crocodile sanctuary & the Ashanti Kingdom of gold.

You can work on the project for any 2 + week block start dates from 19th January 2013. Please check DURATION & COSTS for this project. You can then apply and pay your trip cost to secure your place! PROJECT MANUAL 

PROJECT COSTS & DURATION 

Your project costs are split into 2 areas,

The Trip Cost is payable to GNG to cover all your support costs such as your airport transfer, food, accommodation (including your first night in the capital if you arrive at night) and daily transport from your accommodation to your Project site if required.

Weeks                      2                  4                  6                8      

Trip Cost              £190           £240          £290           £340

NEW GLOBE ART FACTORY
FRIDAY CULTURAL MEETING WITH STUDENTS (AZONTO DANCE)

The Charity Donation is made to the GNG Foundation -Reg. Ghana Charity No  D.S.W/5606 to cover all the Charity’s support costs, such as the charity running costs, researching and preparing projects, placements, competitive sporting tournaments and project materials to aid & empower community education, sports & health development. The Charity Donation may be raised by creating a fundraising page via the website JustGiving if you are a UK resident.

Weeks                     2                  4                  6                8                                               

Ghana                   £500           £750           £1000       £1250

 

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RAPHAL NADAR CHARGING HIS OPPONENT

GHANA COMMUNITY SPORTS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Sport is essential for a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. It is crucial for a child’s development, teaching core values like respect and co-operation and also has the capability to bring individuals and communities together, bridging ethnic and cultural divides

 

HOW CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP?

GNG volunteers will assist in PE classes at the GNG community schools, teaching football (soccer), field hockey, basketball, netball, lawn & table tennis, beach soccer and swimming to help develop health and core values for the children at the school. As well as teaching during school hours, volunteers will hold after school sporting clubs for the schools & surrounding communities and ultimately competitive tournaments championing community spirit within this area. Additionally, volunteers will work on beach maintenance and safety, helping with essential shore clearing, lifeguard duties and conducting swimming lessons for the children and adults of the community.305118_10151163183910700_426346681_n

WHAT WILL EACH VOLUNTEER GAIN FROM THIS EXPERIENCE?

If you have any experience of sports coaching or education and water safety your help is needed. During work on this project, volunteers will gain experience in sport education, sustainable human development, health, conservation, community development and team leadership.

Based on the sandy beaches of Greater Accra, volunteers will be working and living on one of Africa’s most idyllic coastlines.

You can work on the project for 2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks. Please check COSTS & DURATION for this project. You can then apply and pay your trip cost to secure your place

PROJECT COSTS & DURATION

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Your project costs are split into 2 areas, The Trip Cost is payable to GNG to cover all your support costs such as your airport transfer, food, accommodation (including your first night in the capital if you arrive at night) and daily transport from your accommodation to your Project site if required.

Weeks                      2                  4                  6                8      

Trip Cost              £190           £240          £290           £340

GIRL CHILD DEVELOPMENT
GIRL CHILD DEVELOPMENT

The Charity Donation is made to the GNG Foundation – Reg Ghana Charity No  – to cover all the Charity’s support costs, such as the charity running costs, researching and preparing projects, placements, competitive sporting tournaments and project materials to aid & empower community education, sports & health development. The Charity Donation may be raised by creating a fundraising page via the website JustGiving if you are a UK resident.

Weeks                     2                  4                  6                8                                               

Ghana                   £500           £750           £1000       £1250

 

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GHANA SPORTING TOURS / VOLUNTEER PROJECT

Are you a Gap Year/university student, a university sports team/club or a social/community sporting team/club interested in joining our Ghana Sports Tour / Volunteer Project?

Sport is essential for a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. It is crucial for youth development, teaching core values like respect and co-operation and also has the capability to bring individuals and communities together, bridging ethnic and cultural divides.

The latest strand to the Global New Generation (GNG) sports volunteer programme is the development of an international sports tour/volunteer project involving gap year / university sports teams/clubs. This year the programme will be looking for groups of 5 -15 enthusiastic university sports team members who want to embark on a life changing sports tour & volunteer work in Ghana.

Volunteer sporting teams/clubs will tour and play competitive sport against local community/social  sports clubs/teams including university/college/school teams/cubs in football (soccer), field hockey, lawn & table tennis, basketball & netball and swimming to help develop health and core values for the community. Volunteers will hold after school sports clubs and play in locally held competitive tournaments within the community, championing community spirit within this area.

Individual/team/club volunteers must be able to:

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  • Commit to the fundraising target of £1000 each under the guidance of the GNG volunteer programme.
  • Spend 4-6 weeks in Ghana in 2013 with other like minded volunteers under the supervision of the GNG crew.
  • Coach and/or play competitive sport including netball, field hockey, swimming, football (soccer) or beach soccer, basketball, netball, lawn/table tennis whilst in Ghana.
  • Either self fund/fundraise the cost of return flight to Ghana.

For more information and to apply CONTACT  Vishnu

PROJECT COSTS & DURATION

Your project costs are split into 2 areas, The Trip Cost is payable to GNG to cover all your support costs such as your airport transfer, food, accommodation (including your first night in the capital if you arrive at night) and daily transport from your accommodation to your Project site if required.

Weeks                      2                  4                  6                8      

Trip Cost              £190           £240          £290           £340

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The Charity Donation is made to the GNG Foundation – Reg Ghana Charity No  – to cover all the Charity’s support costs, such as the charity running costs in the UK, researching and preparing projects, placements, competitive sporting tournaments, project materials to aid & empower community education, sports & health development. The Charity Donation may be raised by creating a fundraising page via the website JustGiving if you are a UK resident.

Weeks                     2                  4                  6                8                                               

Ghana                   £500           £750           £1000       £1250

 

MEDIC & HEALTH CARE INTERN PLACEMENT

Project Overview

Destination                  Ghana

Project Type               Health Care Placement

Duration                      2 – 28 weeks

Accommodation         GNG Volunteer House

Age                              18+

Volunteer with GNG and you will get to work with some of Africa’s friendliest people. Ghana has stunning beaches and scenery but it is the warmth of the people and their vibrant culture that will take your breath away. Our projects are all currently based in the Greater Accra Region

Medic volunteers contribute dependent upon their skill-set. Qualified professionals with the correct permits (to be obtained in advance) can practice their professions. Unqualified volunteers or those in medical training can assist local staff in their area of interest.  Please note that those with no medical training or knowledge can shadow staff and get involved with non invasive aspects of medical work and patient care.

The relatively few medical facilities in this region of Ghana cater for numerous out / in-patients every year. The hospitals carry out a range of procedures from diagnosis and treatment of everyday illnesses, to the care and respite of long-term HIV/AIDs sufferers. They run emergency departments, responding to local accidents and crises, as well as maternity wards and theatres offering basic surgeries. The hospitals serve the large population of the region, extending out further along the coast, where other medical facilities are sparse for some distance.

What is the need for this Internship? 

The hospitals’ needs are two-fold; hands-on assistance from medical professionals and donor support towards improving services. The first of these can be provided in the form of volunteers including trained medical professionals being received to support the hospitals work and share skills with its local employees. The hospitals have been supporting volunteers who are training towards medical qualification, allowing them to work alongside local staff and learn from them.  Volunteers without relevant qualifications but with an interest in a medical field, or in training, have also been assisting local staff and learning from them in the hospitals.

About this role and benefits to the Intern

Medical volunteers will contribute dependent upon their skill-set, qualified professionals with the correct permits (to be obtained in advance) can practice their professions.  Unqualified volunteers or those in medical training can assist local staff in their area of interest.

Volunteers have the chance to experience a different medical setting to that they would typically find at home.  Trainee medical professionals will receive support from local staff in furthering their development towards qualification.

Based on the sandy beaches of Greater Accra, volunteers will be working and living on one of Africa’s most idyllic coastlines.

Living and flight costs must be covered by the Intern and each intern must fundraise a minimum amount for the GNG Foundation dependant on the duration of their placement. You can find out more by looking on our DATES & COSTS page

If you are interested in this Internship please Vishnu

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Africa Youth Day 2012 in Berlin

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