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Empowerment through craftwork. Support turkish women in Berlin.

Von Meisterhand e.V. is a charitable society based in Berlin that supports female immigrants from mostly Turkey to live self-determined, make friends and use their skills to find employment.

Ann-Kathrin C. from von Meisterhand e.V.Write a message

Von Meisterhand e.V. is a charitable society helping Turkish, Arabic and also refugee women from Berlin to find a way out of unemployment and into self-confidence.

At Von Meisterhand  e.V. the women find a save place to meet, talk, crochet and learn. Here they get to know German, Turkish, Arabic and Kurdish women and learn about their lives.
The voluntary workers teach them everything they need to know about the German working system and the 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 Die Grünen).
While being at Von Meisterhand e.V.  the women crochet in their traditional techniques and learn how they can use this talents for gaining money. They offer their craftsmanship to fashion labels and private persons.

Unfortunately, we cannot earn enough money 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 society running,

The crochet-queens and Ann-Kathrin Carstensen