“GSBTB is an example of how big & beautiful a simple idea can become”
Ricarda Bochat runs the GSBTB Open Kitchen, best known for its Refugee Cooking Group. When Ricarda isn’t organizing volunteers to shop for foreign ingredients and cook up international feasts, she’s plotting the Open Kitchen’s new streetfood market venture.
Afghanistan’s first female rapper & GSBTBer speaking tomorrow
You might be surprised to hear that Afghanistan's first female rapper is counted among GSBTB's community members.
Two cooks; one potato
A recipe post in partnership with Sophia Hoffmann and DailyBreadMag, where this post was first published in German.
“I too want to find myself, like anyone does in this life”
Majid Albunni works as an editor for a project of empowering alternative media in Syria. He is a volunteer too and, as if this wasn’t cool enough, he used to be a member of a refugee band called Lomnava.
“A mutual respect for doing something bigger beyond ourselves”
Emmanuelle Chaze is a freelance journalist from France currently collaborating with GSBTB and several local organizations. After following her blog Berliner Diary for some months we wanted to get to know her a bit better. Here's what she had to say.
Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition with Syrian art guides
Iconic German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans has dedicated his Berlin project space, Between Bridges, to addressing the refugee situation in Europe.
“You don’t feel like you’re a stranger here”
If you’ve been to one of our community team-ups, Refugee Cooking Group, Open Art Shelter, Sprachcafe or almost any other GSBTB event in the last six months, you’ve probably come across the sunny face that belongs to Nebras Othman.
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
Free online course: Migration Matters
Our friends At Collidoscope Berlin have launched a free online course on migration which aims to turn the contentious migration debate into an open conversation grounded in evidence and research.
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.
GSBTB refugee and friends Christmas music extravaganza
Our Christmas Party Music Extravaganza event last week was a culmination of all the best parts of this year in the life of Give Something Back to Berlin.
A French woman greets refugees after the Paris attacks
"I heard of the attacks on your people on Friday. I'm so sorry for that. I think of your people." His condolences are the most touching I have received, because they come from someone who has lived every day with the horror I experienced on January 7th and November 13th.