WE PROMOTE DIVERSITY
We are a non-profit association made up of Latin American migrants and Germans. We come from different parts of Latin America and Europe and bring different perspectives and expertise. Our multicultural and multi-professional team lives and appreciates diversity and implements various projects on a national and international level.
Mamakiya,the Inca goddess of the moon, mother of the great transcendence of the Incas, was catalogued as the main deity. The reason for her presence also fulfills the task of contrasting the masculine power of the sun, thus embodying a symbolism that clearly refers to all aspects of woman (masculine - feminine). Thus, Andean women of all ages came to her with great passion to ask for help in the different phases of her life.
His essence of grace, gentleness and beauty was in balance with his wisdom. Therefore, it was this Goddess who was responsible for giving protection to children, contributing to the well-being of babies during birth, and even exercising her power to cure certain ailments related to the female reproductive organs.
Coya Raymi or Quillamama Raymi September 23 is the anniversary of Mamakiya and all women led in her name at night and in the midst of great silence through all kinds of rituals, accompanied by a priestess (daughter of the dynasty of the Daughters of the Moon).
Our goal is to be a counseling center for migrants from Latin American countries as well as other Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries, to support their integration process and to promote diversity and a holistic inclusion of all people in our society through various projects.
In addition to integration work, Mamakiya's image of itself as a migrant organization gives rise to a variety of areas of action. Our commitment to and support of indigenous groups and activists in Latin America is the result of our innate interest in issues such as climate protection, human rights, and education. In keeping with our increasingly complex and interconnected world, Mamakiya is committed to a holistic approach to a more socio-ecologically just society.
We believe that an education that allows a critical approach to complex issues and different perspectives is a great enrichment for learning both intellectually and personally. Therefore, we promote process-oriented learning and awareness of power structures.
A integral vision of human health does not only help us, to understand ourselves better, butallows us to actively participate in social life. Therefore, we work to create healthy spaces that promote a healthy mind in a healthy body.
In this area we dedicate ourselves exclusively to questions of climate change and provide space for the voices of Latin American activists. For this reason we try, , to look at climate change from an intersectoral background.
Another form of cooperation could make it possible to develop alternatives to improve the situation in the respective countries of origin and, in addition, to seek possibilities for return.
Through our own history of migration we have a special bridging function between Latin America and Germany, mediate between cultures and help to eliminate conflicts.
What we do
MamaKiya works on integration and was founded to support and empower Latin Americans in Europe, mainly in terms of social inclusion and participation. For this reason we at MamaKiya join forces to make our society more just and inclusive for all people. With our anti-discrimination work we are shaping a diverse society in Europe.
We create spaces for participation, empowerment and reflection. These enable the exchange of knowledge and perspectives in the social, economic and political fields. In addition to providing orientation for people with a history of exiles and migration, we offer an interactive forum in which the living situations of many immigrants in Germany are reflected upon and informed. In this way we shape diversity and inclusion together with those affected.
As part of our international activities, we empower people with projects on health, entrepreneurship, gender equality and climate justice in Latin America, thus promoting their empowerment in the long term. In particular, we support the indigenous peoples of Latin America in preserving their cultural identity and defending their human rights.
Social assistant of Hospital Carlos Showing Ferrari - Perú
"Working together with Mamakiya encourages us to do more social and educational activities."
Coordinator of OMAPED - Peru
"Teaching sign language has strengthened and refreshed knowledge already forgotten. We are grateful."
Organization for the Elderly - Peru
"The possibility of bringing children and old people together is a source of immense joy. We will wait for the next meeting."
Community health worker in Amarilis - Peru
"Together we can overcome any obstacle, thank you for the workshops. See you soon."
volunteer worker of ASEED - Netherlands
"After Amanda's workshop, more and more examples came to mind that illustrate how women's oppression is related to the destruction of nature. Both are seen by a patriarchal system as resources that can be exploited."
Participant of a workshop in the Netherlands
"I think eco feminism is a way of being regenerative; with the earth, with ourselves, with our relationships and our work. That's what I learned: to think and to live in cycles."
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