BrückenBauen gUG, as a social enterprise, has been organising intercultural workshops for newcomers and for locals since 2016. Because of Covid-19, a lot of our presence events could not take place in 2020. As a result, we came up with the idea to bring people together virtually and offer a specifically designed diversity training, together with our culture moderators. These culture moderators are refugees and migrants that have been living in Germany for some time and have been previously interculturally trained by BrückenBauen gUG.
The diversity training is performed with Virtual-Reality glasses and allows the user to virtually experience different scenarios of racism/discrimination. After that, the situations are analysed in another virtual room with the guidance of the culture moderator, who is sharing their perspective and experiences in Germany. In that way, discrimination and unconscious bias are understood, tolerance is promoted and the value of diversity is made clear. An experience for both young and old!