The DAFI Club in Benin organized an annual retreat involving current and former DAFI Scholars, secondary graduates, the German Embassy and the National Agency for Employment. The retreat provided a dynamic platform for all participants to exchange experiences, gain information about tertiary education as well as the DAFI Programme, and participate in courses on CV writing and career counseling.
In Tanzania, the Scholars have established DAFISOTA (DAFI Scholars in Tanzania) with different chapters at each of the 16 universities. At the start of the academic year, members of DAFISOTA welcome the new Scholars at their university and organize an orientation week.
Tanzania is also home of the World DAFI Association (WDA), the association for all students and graduates supported by DAFI. WDA is an officially registered NGO in Tanzania, currently conducting seminars and workshops for training in entrepreneurship and HIV/AIDS in different areas including refugee camps in the Kigoma region.
, DAFI Graduates have established a strong network among the returnees to Southern Sudan. Many of them have filled positions in the Southern Sudanese official structure, as well as in local and international organizations.
Members of the DAFI Club in India are actively involved in an ongoing school enrolment campaign.
Members of the DAFI Club in Rwanda are mentors for younger children and support refugee education by offering catch-up classes for primary and secondary education as well as delivering talks on HIV/AIDS prevention.
In Senegal, the DAFI Club organizes educational as well as leisure time events such as football matches or visits of the Goethe Institute.
After having successfully and durably established active DAFI Clubs, the next challenge is linking local initiatives across country borders and sharing good practices with other DAFI operations and partners.