Education and Empowerment
Low-threshold educational programs are important parts of promoting integration. The programs at FIM focus on migrant women who have difficulties in accessing qualification programs because of their low educational background or difficult personal or family situation.
These classes fill in a gap because most of its participants do not have access to the regular integration course offered by the state. And besides, some women are more comfortable in an only female group.
Schedule starting from January 2016German class for beginners (level A1) is every Wednesday 2:30 - 5 pm, fee is 15 € per month. A second German class for beginners is two times a week Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 – 12 am (level A2) with a fee of 30 €.
If you are interested to participate in German classes, please contact:Chanida Keving
Tel.: +49 (0)69 970979710
African women and family meetings
Tel.: +49 (0)69-97 0 97 97 24
African families meet
Similar to the women’s group, a meeting of families from different African countries is held every month. Aside from questions regarding health and education, the focus is more on family subjects like support and assistance programs for families. Anyone interested, is gladly invited to join the meeting.
Tel.: +49 (0)69-97 0 97 97 22
Empowerment of African communities
In April 2014, the FIM’s-Project “Empowerment and dialog with African communities” started. It seeks to improve the integration and participation of African migrant women and men. Many migrant women and men find themselves in a complete different reality in Frankfurt compared to the living conditions and experiences in their countries of origin. All of a sudden, cultural and social experiences from their native country as well as familiar methods and strategies in managing daily life seem to be worthless. These prompt to insecurity and the feeling of “not-belonging-here”. Additionally, they experience the often spread prejudices in German society towards migrant women and men from African countries. The lack of knowledge about the distinguished experiences of African migrants and the absence of intercultural competence often concludes in lack of understanding or even rejection.
Thus, the empowerment project of FIM aims to build bridges among different African communities as well as between African communities and communal institutions in Frankfurt in order to promote mutual understanding and social participation of African migrants.