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By Office Admin Team

The following motion was submitted by Bob Doris MSP today in support of African Challenge Scotland's COVID-19 Response

 

That the Parliament welcomes the significant contribution made by African Challenge Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic; understands that the organisation is providing ethnic food and toiletries deliveries to those in need in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, including many families, asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who would not be able to secure such foods from other service providers; notes that the deliveries have been in areas across Glasgow, including in the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn 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, who have all shown great commitment and dedication during the COVID-19 crisis; recognises that the funds provided to African Challenge Scotland by 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, Ronier Deumeni; 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.

You can read more motions submitted by Bob online at the Scottish Parliament website