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Empowerment through craftmanship. Support turkish women in Berlin.

Berlin, Germany

Empowerment through craftmanship. Support turkish women in Berlin.

Berlin, Germany

Von Meisterhand e.V. is a charitable association based in Berlin that supports female immigrants from mostly turkish backgrounds to live self-determined, widen their supportsystem and use their skills to find employment.

Ann-Kathrin C. from von Meisterhand e.V. | 
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About this project

Von Meisterhand e.V. is a charitable association helping refugee women from Berlin with different nationalities to find a way out of unemployment and into self-confidence.

At Von Meisterhand  e.V. our women find a save place to meet, talk, crochet and learn. Here they get to know German, Turkish, Arabic and Kurdish women and get to know different coultures.
Voluntary workers teach them everything they need to know about the German working system and the job market, the women learn German in a weekly course and they have the ability to talk about their many problems not only to social workers but also to well-known politicians (like Jürgen Trittin of the green german party).
While being at Von Meisterhand e.V.  the women crochet in their traditional techniques and learn how they can use this talents for earning an income for their families. They offer their craftsmanship to fashion labels and private parties.

Unfortunately, we cannot raise enough funds for all our social projects through sales and are in need of external help and supporters - this means: we need you to support us and our caring work with women from Berlin!

In short, Von Meisterhand e.V. provides:
- German lessons
- social activities
- sports, which respects the women's cultural background
- a space to feel appreciated and
- a workplace where their skills are cherished and self-confidence increases
- a learning environment that enables future (self-)employment

Please email us at if you have further questions about our project! 

We are thankful for your support to keep our association running,

The crochet-queens and Ann-Kathrin Carstensen

Updated at 25. November 2020