House of Commons
African Challenge Scotland and response to covid-19
EDM #781
Tabled 22 July 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House recognises the work of Glasgow North East based organisation African Challenge Scotland during the covid-19 outbreak; acknowledges that the organisation provided traditional African food to people in need in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, including families, asylum seekers, refugees, people shielding and people who were unable to access food because of lockdown restrictions; notes that they have delivered food across all of Glasgow but particularly within the Glasgow North East Constituency; thanks the many volunteers and youth ambassadors, including Gervais Hameni, Olivia De-Williams, Sally Diara, Yvan Mbadjou, Justin Kelassa, Adelaide Williams, Madelle Mbata, Yves Sobze, Paul Toukam, Ernest Yeyap, Stephen Ugwuanyi, Annie Keptche, Ignace Pelamie and Michelle Fantin for their selfless efforts; recognises that the work was made possible thanks to funds from the National Emergencies Trust through Foundation Scotland, National Lottery Community Fund, Refugee Survival Trust and the Scottish Government; notes the partnership work between African Challenge Scotland and NG Homes; acknowledges the leadership, drive and enthusiasm of its founder, Mr Ronier Deumeni who led the voluntary work while continuing to work full-time as an electrical engineer throughout the outbreak; appreciates the valuable contribution that African Challenge Scotland has made over a number of years supporting BAME communities in building more successful and integrated communities by relieving poverty, advancing education and promoting cultural and sporting links between Africans and the wider Scottish population; and wishes everyone involved success in the future.

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