TopAfric Profile

  • Aim: TopAfric is dedicated to empowering Africans in Germany through education and integration, with the ultimate goal of fostering successful, self-reliant, and culturally enriched individuals and communities.
  • Vision: Our vision is to create a harmonious and inclusive society where Africans in Germany have equal opportunities to succeed and contribute to their host country while preserving their cultural heritage.
  • Mission: Our mission is to provide comprehensive educational, professional, social, and cultural support to the African community in Germany. We achieve this by organizing workshops, seminars, and other initiatives that break down barriers to integration and facilitate the development of individuals. We strive to inspire young migrants of African descent to embark on successful career journeys through educational excellence.

Alignment with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

TopAfric’s work directly aligns with several Sustainable Development Goals, including but not limited to:

The Genesis of TopAfric

TopAfric stands as a registered non-profit organization headquartered in Hamburg, with its genesis dating back to 2005. Our overarching vision revolves around empowering Africans through education and integration. As migrants ourselves, we understand that education forms an indispensable part of the integration process, serving as the cornerstone for effective settlement and adaptation to our new environment. Education encompasses not only the acquisition of the local language but also a profound understanding of the culture, in our case, the German way of life.

Historical Evolution

The roots of what we now know as TopAfric e.V. trace back to the Ghana World Cup supporters’ initiative in 2005, created in preparation for the 2006 World Cup hosted in Germany. Subsequently, this initiative transformed into, a dynamic social media platform with various features, including a photo portal and news feed.

In June 2010, TopAfric Media Network emerged as a multimedia company, launching a community radio station in October of the same year. This evolution even included a kids’ program called KidsRadio, which featured young talents like Anita Acheampong, who co-moderated the AYEA 2022 event. This journey reflects our commitment to shaping the future today.

TopAfric has always been at the forefront of innovative solutions to address social challenges. Its origin as a non-conventional non-profit organization stems from its unique genesis. The challenges encountered during the African Youth Education Awards (AYEA) were instrumental in the transformation of this initiative into a non-governmental organization. AYEA has been both a blessing and a curse
AYEA is one of our most cherished and prominent non-entertainment programs, led by migrants of African descent in Germany. Conceived in 2011, the program’s inaugural edition took place the same year under the name “African Youth Education Excellency Awards.” Its primary objective is to emphasize the significance of education as a key determinant of success for young migrants with African backgrounds, inspiring them to embark on rewarding career journeys.
Throughout its existence, TopAfric has provided invaluable internship opportunities to numerous students. Although we cannot fully meet the demand for internships due to limited capacity, we have supported several students with reference letters to bolster their academic endeavors.
We actively participate in Girls’ and Boys’ Day, offering fifth-grade pupils exciting apprenticeships, insights into potential career paths, and encounters with role models in various professional spheres. This initiative addresses the significant deficit in our communities, where many of our children lack access to prominent German companies.
Over the years, our institution has been instrumental in providing a range of daily services and projects to the community, including a welcome center for orientation, student counseling, assistance with visits to authorities and medical professionals, identification of educational and employment opportunities, career guidance, legal advice, mediation and interpretation, support for educational pathways, empowerment through coaching, mentoring, and personal development, as well as administrative and official advisory services for children, young people, and families.
Our projects include the African Youth Education Awards (AYEA), Radio TopAfric (Community Online Radio), Youth Leadership Programme, WE (Political Education), Desire2Write (Writing Makes You Strong), KidsRadio (Radio for Kids), Erasmus Projects (European Union Projects), and School Building in Ghana.

In conclusion, we firmly believe in the transformative power of supporting and uplifting others. By fostering the growth of others, we, in turn, enhance our own development. We invite you to join us on this journey of change.