Afro Innovation Group is a registered charity working in the city of Leicester and Leicestershire since 2006. We work mainly with migrants, refugees, EEA immigrants and asylum seekers, as well as supporting members of BAME communities and those from lower income families in the city and county.
Our aim is to empower our beneficiaries so they can access essential services in the UK, move into sustainable housing and employment, and become an integral part of Leicester and Leicestershire’s thriving multicultural community.
The mission of Afro Innovation is to be recognised as one of the best providers of support to refugees, asylum seekers, and disadvantaged migrants in the East Midlands, and as a strong contributor to the aspiration of Leicester to drive out inequalities in the cities.
Our vision is to increase public empathy for refugees, asylum seekers, and migrant protection matters in the East Midlands. We also aim to exert positive influence on local authorities and public attitudes in support of the fair treatment of refugees.
In support of our mission we deliver a range of advice, advocacy and support services that have a positive impact on the lives of our beneficiaries, and that build on our role as a provider of genuinely holistic services.
We believe in the fundamental right of everyone to live a life free from persecution.
The power of solidarity, community and collective action to achieve positive change.
Empowering refugees and migrants to achieve excellence and sustainable futures.
My internship was placed with De Montfort University, I genuinely loved doing my placement with Afro Innovation, and it’s an amazing organisation.
I definitely believe Afro Innovation helped me develop valuable skills for my job. It helped develop my confidence and social skills within a fast paced environment.
I was introduced to Afro Innovation by a friend four years ago after having issues renewing my visa. I was received by a team of professional and enthusiastic staff and they worked so hard to secure for me a visa weaver which was a great help during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Afro Innovation team is so supportive and the treatment I have received from them is second to none.
I came to the UK in 2011 as a refugee. Afro Innovation Group has been the main bridge to assist with my settlement in the country. The charity supported with me with my education; I went to university and graduated in Business Management. The staff went further in assisting me get accommodation too.
Afro Innovation Group is an amazing charity; they have gone over and beyond to assist me with my situation and I’m really grateful for that.