I undertake various voluntary and pro bono projects in and around Tampere city. I also support a few select charities.
AFAES (Africans And African-Europeans Association/Afrikkalaiset Ja Afrikkalais-Eurooppala
I assist AFAES in a few projects including Hope Fest and Tampere on Stage. I also take part in English language cafe’s at local schools. This involves leading discussion groups with young people on topics such as the environment, renewable energy, green infrastructure, and technology. I am currently managing the social media channels for Tampere 100 Healthy Happy Days Challenge. You can find us on Twitter and Facebook. we also have an environmental art workshop planned for autumn 2017.
Hope Fest and Tampere on Stage
I host (and sometimes perform in) the biannual talent show Hope Fest/Tampere on Stage. During the summer we have an all day long show (Tampere on Stage) on the Laikunlava stage in the Kirjastotalon Puisto. At Christmas we put on a show, Hope Fest, at Monitoimitalo, Tampere. The event is organised by AFAES. Both shows focus on local acts by immigrants, including dance, music, and visual arts. All profits raised go to charities helping refugees in Finland.
I actively support SILA, the sarcoidosis charity by raising funds and awareness of this disease.