African Mums in Deutschland wins Smart Hero Award

11/24/2021
Image credit. MIKA fotografie
Image credit. MIKA fotografie

On November 16, 2021, the winners of the Smart Hero Award 2021 were honored at an award ceremony. African Mums in Deutschland won in Facebook Group prize category. 

The Digital Opportunities and Meta Foundation are honored projects and initiatives that are socially committed and use social media for a good cause. This year the motto of the competition was Open up perspectives . This is to emphasize how important social engagement and commitment is for people with alternative lifestyles or social backgrounds. As in the previous year, the award ceremony took place virtually with a hybrid concept due to the corona pandemic. The event was musically accompanied by the Berlin singer Celina Bostic.

Elke Büdenbender, patron of this year's Smart Hero Award and wife of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier , was impressed by the projects and nominees: "The Smart Heroes are role models for clever, digital engagement and make an important contribution to a respectful, constructive discourse around social, democratic and ecological issues. Let us all be inspired by the outstanding work of the projects to give space to new perspectives and to make topics, people and stories visible.