In order to find one's way in a new country, to reduce resentment and to develop personally, exchange is the be-all and end-all. A tandem consists of one mentor and one mentee, i.e. a person with refugee experience. The mentors come from Hamburg or have lived in Hamburg for some time and support the mentees in finding their way around Hamburg and learning the German language or improving and practicing their language skills.
Our mentors report enthusiastically about making friends outside the usual bubble, finding abstract world events suddenly comprehensible or simply having a really good time with their tandem.
We, the project team, choose the mentee and do everything to build up a valuable and effective tandem relationship. If it doesn't work out, there is nothing to stop you from trying again.
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Once a tandem pair has found each other, they meet independently about once a week for one to two hours. The tandem team provides advice and support. What is done during this time varies greatly and does not have to be limited to learning German. The tandem decides for themselves how to spend their time, but here are some examples:
As a mentor, you ideally enter into a longer-term sponsorship with a person with a history of flight. Therefore, the following things are important to us:
You should be able to answer the following points with "yes":
Insel Hilft e.V. is a non-profit association for voluntary refugee assistance in Wilhelmsburg. In cooperation with numerous initiatives and projects, our volunteers provide fast and uncomplicated support. Whether it's neighbourhood celebrations, assistance with visits to the authorities or intercultural exchange - the association lives a warm welcome culture and is always happy to receive donations, new ideas and helping hands.More about the organisation