What We Do
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.
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.