What We Do
What do I want people to know about my Syria?
GSBTBers Hania Hakiel, Mohammad Othman and Waael Alafandy visited Wroclaw in April on invitation from the Goethe Institute, to attend an evening of connection-building between refugees and Polish locals as part of the European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016.
Open Art Shelter Klunkerkranich Rooftop Edition
Iconic Berlin bar Klunkerkranich hosted a very special edition of GSBTB Open Art Shelter, way up on a rooftop overlooking Neukölln and the rest of the city.
GSBTB wins top prize from UN and BMW at the Intercultural Innovation Award
Give Something Back to Berlin is proud to be chosen as the supreme winner of The Intercultural Innovation Award from the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and BMW group!
GSBTB and Berlin Music Commission – our “Music meets Refugees”
Last week Give Something Back to Berlin was excited to host "Music meets Refugees", an event which takes us "backstage" of the Berlin music industry.
A letter to the volunteers
Dear all who offer your time and skills to do volunteer work within the refugee community,
Inviting eight Syrians for Christmas
Hania Hakiel, the project manager of our GSBTB Open Art Shelter, invited Syrian friends back to her homeland for Christmas
Making home feel like home: creating a common room in Charlottenburg
Give Something Back to Berlin's Open Art Shelter has been invited to create a cosy space in a new refugee home in Charlottenburg.
100 newcomers practicing German every week
Kicking off in January, Give Something Back to Berlin's latest project Sprachcafé sees newcomers of all kinds meeting with native German speakers to practice speaking German every week.
American study visit in Berlin – learning through volunteering
On a cold January day GSBTB hosted a large group of American and Danish students who were in Berlin to learn about German history, migration, multicultural communities and the refugee topic.
Breaking the silence at Neuhardenberg refugee shelter
The GSBTB Open Art Shelter visits the Neuhardenberg Refugee Camp, an hour-and-a-half's drive east of Berlin.
Hundreds of new friendships in just a few hours
Every month at Give Something Back to Berlin we organise a community event where refugees and Berliners of all kinds – Germans, recently-settled “expats” etc. – come together to meet new people.
Christmas dinner with the Refugee Cooking Group
For the first few hours of Christmas day I really regretted my decision to have a Berlin Christmas. Luckily, I had kept one tradition – the stress of trying to cook Christmas dinner.