AFAES connects and makes a difference

Date: 25th June 2024
Time: 17:00 O'clock (5pm)
Onsite: Pulttitie 16 A 32 00880 Helsinki (Afaes Office)
Online: Zoom
Meeting ID: 893 8038 8465
Passcode: 735754 

Ongoing Event Information



I am Josephine Atanga, a Ph.D. researcher affiliated with the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, Department of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Limerick in Ireland.

I am currently conducting a research study focusing on the perceptions of Sub-Sahara African migrants from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Cameroon in Finland regarding the use of Long-Term Care Residential Nursing Homes (LTC-RNH). While there is ongoing research on LTC-RNH for migrants, limited attention has been given to the perspectives of SSA migrants in Finland regarding the use of LTC-RNH.

The objectives of this study are:

1. To explore the perceptions of the utilization of LTC-RNH in Finland by Sub-Sahara Africa Migrants.

2. To investigate the factors influencing the utilization of LTC-RNH in Finland among SSA migrants from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Cameroon.

Participation in this research is entirely voluntary and anonymous, ensuring that your identity will remain confidential. The interviews will be conducted in English and can be arranged either face-to-face or online via Zoom, Teams, or over the telephone with each session lasting approximately 40 to 60 minutes. I am planning to conduct these interviews from May 2024.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime. Your participation in this study will contribute to a better understanding of LTC-RNH for SSA migrants in Finland.

This study was approved by EHS Ethics committee of University of Limerick. Approval Number:2024_03_01_EHS

Thank you in advance for your valuable participation.

You can reach me at Josephine.atanga@ul.ie.

Best regards,

Josephine Atanga


Doctoral Candidate

Department of Nursing and Midwifery

University of Limerick.

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Pulttitie 16 A 32 Roihupelto, Helsinki, 00880

Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00
*Please Call or Email us before you come

+358 40 811 9977

afaes@afaes.fi, fatima@afaes.fi


About  AFAES

 AFAES, which stands for Africans and African-Europeans Association, was established in Helsinki in 2003 as a registered multicultural association in Finland. Our focus is on representing the interests of both Africans and African-Europeans living in Europe, while also embracing the diverse cultures of the larger African continent.

We actively share African culture with the people of Finland through workshops, events, and various activities. In everything we do, we prioritize multiculturalism and open-mindedness. Additionally, we incorporate developmental projects into our activities to contribute positively to the goals and growth of AFAES.

We introduce African culture to the Finnish people through workshops, events, networking, and other activities. Our activities prioritize multiculturalism and open-mindedness.

  • To combat racism and promote diversity through teamwork
  • To give back to host Finnish society
  • To employ African migrants to be self-sufficient
  • To educate African migrants and develop their self-esteem.


  • To developing and enhancing communication 
  • To increase participation possibilities in Finnish society.
  • To Train and support like-minded organizations
  • To promote cultural mutual understandings


  • Events: African Day, Thank you Finland (Kiitos Suomi), Mother's Day etc
  • Workshops: NGO training, Finnish Language Lesson
  • Networking: Moniheli, Fingo



We are committed to offering diverse contributions to enhance your experience.  



At Afaes, we prioritize attentive listening and offer valuable advice. We extend a warm welcome, especially to immigrants and NGO staff, understanding the unique challenges and perspectives you bring. Your input matters, and we're here to provide support and guidance tailored to your specific needs.

Event Space:

Our space is versatile and open for a multitude of purposes. Whether you're hosting a meeting, workshop, celebration, or any other event, consider our space yours. We extend a helping hand, ready to assist you in organizing and coordinating every detail to ensure your event is seamless and successful.

African Food:

Catering, cooking Classes 

Elevate your seminars and parties with the exotic taste of Africa through Afaes Catering. Our commitment to authenticity ensures a culinary journey that transcends borders. From vibrant spices to traditional dishes, we bring the true essence of African cuisine to your events, creating a memorable and flavorful experience for all. 

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Entering the Afaes event space is an immersive experience, filled with vibrant energy . The people of Afaes are warm-hearted, ensuring you feel welcomed and at home. As you engage with the community, you'll have the opportunity to savor a truly unique and authentic taste of African culture, making your time at Afaes both enjoyable and enriching.

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My address

Pulttitie 16 A 32 Helsinki, 00880


+358 40 811 9977