Afro Innovation Group We build strength, stability and self-reliance through the help we provide to the community. Volunteer Donate

OUR STORY

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Afro Innovation Group (AIG) is a BAME-led registered charity which has operated in the city of Leicester since 2006. We work with a wide range of communities and service users, and collaborate with multiple stakeholders, including voluntary, public and private bodies. Since forming, our main focus has been on work with BAME communities, including new migrants to the UK (including EEA families), refugees, asylum seekers and those from lower income families in the city, county, and the Midlands region, and since 2015, nationally across the UK. 

We are an ambitious organisation and want to grow the services we offer. Those we assist often require long term support following trauma, family loss, mental health issues or abandonment. Along with our core advice work, we are adding an affordable housing component to our work, and we are also creating an international venture. After many years of working in partnership with more established local international NGOs, we are planning to establish an office in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Our overarching aim is to empower our service users to access essential services in the UK in order to help them create a sustainable future for themselves and their families.

Our Values

01

Equality and Diversity

We believe in the fundamental right of everyone to live a life free from persecution.
02

Solidarity

The power of solidarity, community and collective action to achieve positive change.
03

Empowerment

Empowering refugees and migrants to achieve excellence and sustainable futures.

Our Mission & Vision

We tend to make our world a safer place for people

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.

Our Projects

We need your help anytime anywhere

67%

BASE+

The project enables us to provide a range of support to participants covering employment, education, immigration, advocacy, translation, befriending and much more.

52%

Women’s Empowerment

Helping us to provide support to BAME women, especially vulnerable young women, women who have experienced exploitation and abuse

73%

Befrienders

Helps isolated individuals to create friendships and networks which improves their ability to settle into a new community

Our Team & Volunteers

We are more than a nonprofit organization

Evariste TSHINDIO

Projects Director

Fatma Ahmed

Senior Caseworker and Project Organiser.

Said Salim

Casework and Operations Manager

Chris Shaw

Independent Senior Consultant

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We invest in local solutions to the local community from housing to supporting mental health issues.

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