In recognition of his outstanding work on human rights and helping refugee migrants in Germany, a young Gambian activist, Seedy Saidykhan, has won the Diaspora Award Prize in Wilhelmshaven region in Bremen, Germany.
The award ceremony, intended to give associations, initiatives, and individuals more visibility and recognition for their commitment to society, has attracted much attention.
Seedy, the first Gambian based in Germany to have won such a prestigious award for his contributions to human rights and migration, told The Alkamba Times that he is incredibly happy to have won the award.
“Honestly, I feel incredibly grateful and honored to have won this award for my work and our project, WeMigrants. It validates the importance of creating a platform where refugees and migrants can share information and learn from each other’s experiences. With our motto, “Information is Key,” we strive to build a sustainable network that empowers migrants to lead more self-determined lives. This award is a testament to our impact and motivates us to continue our mission of creating a supportive and inclusive community. As the first Gambian to win such an award in Germany and be recognized for my word in a country like Germany is a great feeling,” he told TAT.
The idea of the award was developed by the Africa Network Bremen eV and the network deKol Northwest initiative.