With the integration project Yadan Biad (Arabic=hand in hand), we actively and sustainably shape integration together with Berliners and refugees. To this end, we bring people from the neighborhood together with refugees.
As companions, they not only support the refugees in practical matters, but also undertake joint activities together and promote the feeling of being welcome and respected. The acclimatization in Germany is significantly facilitated and through the individual support and appreciation, the refugees are motivated to continue to successfully follow their individual path in society. Ideally, we try to bring people together who share goals, wishes or interests. During the placement process and also during the accompaniment, we work closely with the social workers of the accommodations and use our numerous DRK internal contacts and partner projects for networking.
Since 2021, we have also been active in Schöneberg / Friedenau. There we work in cooperation with two community shelters for refugee women and children in Niedstraße (former city hall Friedenau) and Handjerystraße.
For Schöneberg we are specifically looking for women (gladly also with children / in parental leave) who want to commit 2-3 hours per week as a companion for refugee women and children and thus support them in their arrival in their new life.
More info also at: www.yadanbiad.de
As a companion, you will support, for example, through:
Joint playground visits (if you have both children) - Orientation in the city - Dealing with authorities - Building a social network - Sports and leisure - Support in finding housing - Homework help - Learning German - Joint excursions - Exploring the neighborhood - Cooking together - Language tandems
Our professional team of the DRK's coordinates and supports your commitment individually and is reliably on hand for questions.
You can accompany alone, or as a couple or family. It is important that always at least one adult person is there.
Because it is about accompanying refugees, we are specifically looking for people who speak good German (C1 level or above). Since we in the district of Schöneberg work exclusively with accommodations for refugee women and children, we are looking there especially women (gladly with children), who have a desire to take over an accompaniment for a refugee woman.
We can arrange your time committment individually.
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With our project Yadan Biad (=Hand in Hand in Arabic), we from the German Red Cross KV Schöneberg-Wilmersdorf e.V. want to win over people from the neighborhoud to accompany refugees on their different paths into our society.
Our aim is to shape integration together and, by accompanying refugees, to help them reach their goals more quickly, to stay motivated and not to feel alone.
We bring people together who fit together as well as possible and share common interests or goals. We work closely with two shelters in Schöneberg for refugee women and their children and provide close and professional support for both refugees and volunteers.
More about the organisation
We are currently looking for women who would like to support young refugee women on their way to a new life. From park mornings with children, excursions, support with formalities to cooking together, everything can be included. We are looking forward to meeting you!