For more than two decades, citizens from Guinea have come to live and settle in the greater Manchester region. They have been living and    contributing greatly to local community life one way or the other but their contributions to communities and local economy have not been noticed to certain extinct due to various reasons:

  • Lack of recognition of their involvement from local authorities
  • Individual engagement and contributions rather than organised community structure or group
  • Lack of opportunities, support and guidance to invest in social development.

In 2014 Guineans living in the Greater Manchester and Lancashire area came together to create a community group named as: The Guinean Society of Greater Manchester.

Due to human migration, Guinean people are now populating the Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, and Gambia. We share the same language, religion, culture and we are unique and not divisible, the membership is open to all irrespective of sex, race, political or religious belief.

The GSGM objectives are:

  • promoting social inclusion for Guinean community and other ethnic minorities in the region of Greater Manchester by encouraging and enabling members of these communities to participate more effectively with the wider community; by increasing opportunities for them to engage with local and regional services and to enable those services to adapt to better meet the needs of our communities.
  • providing a community centre for the Guinean and other African communities where families and social groups can gather to celebrate social events, hold cultural events and celebrate their diversity.
  • promoting social investment by increasing opportunities for Guineans and other ethnic minorities to have a social impact in the UK in general and specifically in the Greater Manchester region

Latest events

Here is what GSGM has been up to lately...

COVID Report Questionnaire

As you know the Covid-19 Support Project has come to an end. However, we still need your help to complete the report. As our funder expects a thoroughly detailed report to be submitted by the Read more…

COVID-19 & Employment

Due to this global pandemic many people have lost their jobs and income. So Greater Manchester is inviting our entire communities with two special guests today Sunday 7th February 2021 at 14:45 to talk about Read more…

GSGM Quiz

Join individually or as a team Best Experience with 2 devices (1 for Zoom and the second for the Quiz) or a laptop with a big screen than can be split. Check https://kahoot.com/ to familiarise Read more…

GSGM COVID-19 SUPPORT VACCINE SESSION

As part of our community project COVID-19 support, the GSGM would like to raise awareness of the COVID-19 vaccine and invite each and everyone to join this Saturday 23rd January 2021 at 14:30 on Zoom.

Happy New Year 2021

Dear brothers and sisters of our great community, it is with great honour I am addressing you as the President of our community to wish you and your families a happy new year 2021.As 2020 went Read more…

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