Football in the GNG Gambia

What a great football tournament today. The kids were very motivated with their new jerseys! At this point a huge thank you to the Clubheim BSC REHBERGE and the FSV Babelsberg 74 e.V.! To the Team of @Global New Generation Berlin Collecting all the stuff, Global New Generation Gambia Team, especially Jack Conteh sending it charge free and safe to the Gambia. Also a huge thank you for the Trainers in Gambia, Alex Dawda Samateh and Pabittaye and all others trying so hard to Take the Kids away from the streets. And not to forget our chairman of the GNG Gambia and chairwoman of the GNG int, bringing us all together and pushing it all the time.

Was für ein tolles Fußballturnier heute. Die Kinder waren sehr motiviert mit ihren neuen Trikots! An dieser Stelle ein großes Dankeschön an den @BSV Babelsberg und die FSV Rehberge 74! An das Team von @Global New Generation Berlin die all die Sachen eingesammelt haven, Global New Generation GambiaTeam, speziell Jack Conteh see die Sachen kostenlos und sicher nach Gambia geschafft hat. Auch ein herzliches Dankeschön an die Trainer in Gambia, Alex Dawda Samateh und Pabittaye und alle anderen die sich so toll einsetzen um die Kids von den Straßen zu holen. Und nicht zu vergessen unser Vorsitzender der GNG Gambia und Vorsitzende der GNG int, die uns alle zusammenbringen und die Mission immer wieder antreiben.

Footballschool

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Sukuta Meeting

GNG Gambia Meeting with Gambians Global Eco Village and Sandele foundation father Maurice. Watch out, we will communicate outcome soon

Sukuta Meeting

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Visit at the Edward Francis Small Teaching hospital Banjul

The GNG Gambia Team went to visit the Edward Francis Small Teaching hospital Banjul to learn about the hospital the conditions and needs. Vanessa was very happy, when the responsible told her, that she can work as a voluntary during the rest of her time in the Gambia as a physiotherapist. So she will write us a report in order to inform further volunteers to come and live and work within the Global New Generation Network.
Das GNG Gambia Team hat heute das Edwuard Francis Small Teaching Krankenhaus in Banjul besucht, um sich über die Konditionen der Arbeit vor Ort zu informieren and zu erfahren, wie wir helfen können. Vanessa hat sich total gefreut, als die Verantworlichen ihr einen Praktikumsplatz in der Physiotherapie für den Rest ihres Aufenthaltes zugesagt haben. Sie wird darüber einen Bericht schreiben, damit zukünftige Freiwillige erfahren wie es ist im GNG Netzwerk zu leben/Wohnen und zu arbeiten.

visit at the Edward Francis Small Teaching hospital

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Farmers in Kounoune

Kounoune belongs to the district of Rufisque and is one hour from Dakar. The urbanization of the city of Dakar is progressing incredibly fast. An area of ​​over 200km around the city center is covered with new buildings, land prices are rising very fast, farmers and their fields are disappearing at this same pace.
On dec 2nd.17 we visited the farmers of Kounoune for the first time: carrots, peppers, diakhatou peppers, onions green beans … they grow naturally and without chemical fertilizers. Farmers have founded a GIE to survive alongside big exporters like Gafari. Once a week they go to the wholesale markets Thiaroye and Castor in Dakar to sell their vegetables there. You have to rent a truck, also the water to irrigate the fields has to be paid, as well as the workers to order the fields. But their GIE has a bank account, she takes loans to local banks with tough conditions. The money will then be distributed to the farmers and paid back to the bank after 6 months including the 10% fee. If one of the farmers does not pay back in time, no one from the farmers group can get money for the next few months; means some fields remain empty. The Farmers’ Leader wants to participate in training sessions for farmers, who regularly take place in Israel and Italy, in order to sustainably improve the living conditions of farmers in Kounoune.
On dec 5th.17 GNG Senegal were with the president of the farmers in the Chamber of Commerce of Dakar. We have entered the organization of farmers in the database so that they find ways to increase their business. Mme Gaye Head of Department, advised Mr. the farmers president on the distribution / export of agricultural products and promised to agree on the conditions inquired about the purchase of the organic label. Then we met the leaders of the Global Ecovillage. They will visit the fields and study the situation on the ground.
On dec 12th.17 there was another meeting with Khaly Mbengue in the fields of the farmers of Kounoune for a rough situation analysis.

maraîchères de Kounoune 

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Visit a l’ecole de Kounoune

Today we handed over the donations from the parents of Berlin students and we talked about conditions in elementary school, Kounoune. The school has 800 students 11 French teachers, two Arabic teachers, which means that teachers are often in a class with 70 pupils. Water is a problem in school, they have an electric pump that uses solar energy. SDE distributes water in Kounoune, but not everywhere, there are many houses without water. There were residents who started stealing water at school, which meant that the pump stopped working properly. The school has a key pump, but it is broken. Since the state does not pay any school water bills, the pump is the only source of water for 800 students. Often there is only water at noon. The school garden can not be cultivated due to lack of water. And there are children
who come to school without eating. The staff room is occupied by the caretaker, as the state does not pay the caretaker a salary, the parents have tried to contribute, but that is not enough to rent a room. So he sleeps in the staff room. There is an IT room that does not work either. In principle, teachers are involved, but their hands are bound by conditions that must be solved by the Senegalese government.

 

Les Dons de GNG Germany

Audjourdhui nous avons remis les dons des parents d’élèves de Berlin et nous avons parler sur les conditions d’enseignement a l’école primaire de rufisque, Kounoune. L’école a 800 éleves 11 professeurs de français, deux professeurs d’arabe ce qui fait que les enseignants se retrouvent souvent avec 70 élèves dans une classe. L’eau est un problème a l’école, ils ont une pump électrique qui fonctionne avec énergie solaire. Sde ravitaille s l’eau a kounoune mais pas partout, ca fait que il y a beacoup des maisons sans eau. Il y a des gens qui ont commence à voler l’eau à l’école, la pompe a était cassé a plusieurs reprise et la pompe ne fonctionne plus bien. L’école a ferme pompe à clés, mais ça a éte cassée. Comme l’état ne paie pas les factures d’eau pour L’école, ça fait que la pompe est la seule source d’eau pour 800 éleves. Souvent il y’a l’eau que a partir de midi. Le gardien decole ne peut pas cultiver a cause du manque d’eau. Et il y a des enfants
qui viennent a l’école sans avoir manger. La salle des enseignants est occupé par le gardien, comme l’état ne donner pas de salaire pour le gardien, les parents ont essayes de cotiser un peu alors il dort aussi dans la salle des enseignants. Il y a une salle IT qui ne marche pas non plus. En gros les enseignants sont engagés mais ils ont des mains attaché face aux conditions qui devront être résoudre par le gouvernement sénégalais.

Les Dons de GNG Germany
Heute haben wir die Spenden der Eltern von Berliner Schülern übergeben und wir haben über Unterrichtsbedingungen in der Grundschule, Kounoune gesprochen. Die Schule hat 800 Schüler 11 Französischlehrer, zwei Arabischlehrer, was dazu führt, dass die Lehrer oft mit 70 Schülern in einer Klasse sind. Wasser ist ein Problem in der Schule, sie haben eine elektrische Pumpe, die mit Solarenergie arbeitet. SDE vertreibtWasser in Kounoune, aber nicht überall, es gibt viele Häuser ohne Wasser. Es gab Anwohner, die in der Schule Wasser zu stehlen begannen, das hatte zur Folge, das die Pumpe nicht mehr richtig funktioniert. Die Schule hat eine Schlüsselpumpe, aber sie ist kaputt. Da der Staat keine Schulwasserrechnungen bezahlt, ist die Pumpe die einzige Wasserquelle für 800 Schüler. Oft gibt es nur ab Mittag Wasser. Der Schulgarten kann wegen Wassermangel nicht kultiviert werden. Und da sind Kinder
die ohne zu essen zur Schule kommen. Das Lehrerzimmer wird vom Hausmeister bewohnt, da der Staat dem Hausmeister kein Gehalt zahlt, die Eltern haben versucht, etwas beizutragen, aber das ist zu wenig um ein Zimmer zu mieten. Also schläft er im Lehrerzimmer. Es gibt einen IT-Raum, der auch nicht funktioniert. Grundsätzlich sind Lehrer engagiert, aber ihre Hände sind durch Bedingungen gebunden, die von der senegalesischen Regierung gelöst werden müssen.

 

 

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The hospital in Kounoune

Today, the team of GNG Senegal handed over donations from GNG Germany to the hospital in Kounoune
Aujourd’hui, l’équipe de GNG Senegal a remis des dons de GNG Allemagne à l’hôpital de Kounoune.

L'Hopital de Kounoune

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Global Soccer Kids

Play with “We Kicken” to promote respect, tolerance and peace

 

Click the link bellow to see our first donations
Spiel mit!
thanks to:

BSC Rehberge 1945 e.V

FSV Babelsberg 74 e.v.

 

The first batches of donations go to Global New Generation Gambia and Global New Generation Kenya

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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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