We are convinced that language is the key to a succeeded integration. For this reason we organize German conversation classes for refugees at the VILLA and at many other places in town.
These conversation classes are meant to be complementary to the regular and accredited integration (and language) courses. Most of the refugees have to wait a very long time until they can finally visit a professional language course. We fill this gap and give these people the possibility to start learning German directly after their arrival.
We opened meeting and teaching rooms at the „Alte Messegelände“ near three big refugee camps in may 2016. Our volunteers give there over 18 language classes weekly plus up to 15 classes at the VILLA and a few more at smaller community housings for refugees across the city.
More than 300 people volunteered during the past two years and the number is still rising every day. We are overwhelmed and pleased by their dedication and commitment. This is motivating us to continue and start new classes and projects for refugees.
Do you want to get involved and help? With your donation you can support us. It would, for example, make it possible for us to buy the needed materials.
We were able to help many people with the basic vocabulary in German until now. And it makes us proud that our advanced pupils have to leave to study the intermediate language and grammar with professionals. Who could explain all about the German articles anyway ;) ?
We adapt our projects continuously to the current needs and in the beginning of 2017 we started a mentoring program. We help refugees and young people with migration background from the age of six up to 26 years individually in school, apprenticeship and free time. A significant part for us: we provide a contact person for the voluntary mentors and the child at the VILLA, where they get assistance with all kinds of questions and challenges they face during the mentoring process.