What We Do
A view from the Frauenzimmer at Tempelhof refugee shelter
Sinéad Walsh recently returned to her home in Dublin after volunteering with GSBTB Open Art Shelter, where she was a dedicated member of the team. Here she writes about her experiences at the Frauenzimmer in the Tempelhof refugee shelter, sparked by a photo she saw on returning home.
GSBTB Open Music School growing rapidly
Since its birth in March 2016, the GSBTB Open Music School (OMS) has grown into a complex, multi-layered project, reflecting the community it strives to serve.
Refugee families at Tempelhof write to the Immigration Minister
At the beginning of September my friends from Tempelhof camp wrote letters to Aydan Özoguz, the Minister of State in the German Chancellery and Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration. Our volunteers translated them into German and English.
Bakers Without Borders visits GSBTB
On Saturday afternoon we were glad to host Nadia Nikova who brought the Bakers Without Borders project all the way from Bulgaria to share it with some of our volunteers.
The King and Queen of Sweden visit Give Something Back to Berlin
Give Something Back to Berlin was honoured to receive some very special guests last week: King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden.
English lessons for refugees: Interview with Silke Georgi
Silke Georgi runs GSBTB's English lessons for refugees on Wednesday nights. Here's an English translation of an interview she did for ImmobilienScout 24, which kindly lends us their office space for the lessons every week.
Aydan Özoguz attends the GSBTB Community Team Up at Klunkerkranich rooftop
We were honoured to host both Aydan Özoguz, Minister of State in the German Chancellery and Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration and Dr. Franziska Giffey, the mayor of Neukölln, to show them our projects and introduce them to our community.
GSBTB Open Kitchen at United Street Food event, Markthalle Neun
GSBTB Open Kitchen's profile in the streetfood scene continues to grow! In July we joined the United Street Food event at Berlin's best-known foodhall Markthalle Neun, hosted by Souk Berlin.
Little Prince lessons at Open Art Shelter
At the end of July the refugee shelter at Tempelhof Airport held an event to open a new sports hall there. As the GSBTB Open Art Shelter works there on a weekly basis, we were invited to be part of the event.
GSBTB Open Kitchen serves up a Syrian feast at Bite Club Umspannwerk
On 9 July GSBTB Open Kitchen was again serving up tasty dishes at the Bite Club Umspannwerk streetfood event, this time Syrian dishes under the direction of head chef and refugee Amjad.
Gardening at Klunkerkranich every Wednesday
At the beginning of June, GSBTB Open Art Shelter was welcomed to Klunkerkranich, the rooftop bar and garden in Neukölln. Now it's going to happen every Wednesday.
GSBTB Open Kitchen sells out at Bite Club event
The GSBTB Open Kitchen was invited to run a food stall at the latest iteration of Bite Club, held at the Umspannwerk event space in Kreuzberg at the beginning of June.