What We Do
One year at Tempelhof
Hania Hakiel marks one year running the GSBTB Open Art Shelter in the refugee shelter at the former Tempelhof airport, a creative community of women and children who meet at least twice each week to paint, dance, cook, knit and spend time together.
Migration advocacy – Local goes global, and back to local again
How Give Something Back to Berlin amplifies voices from a diverse migrant community.
January Team-up wrap up
Looking for that smart person, project or company presenting at our last Team up? Dive in here!
Community Team-Up Christmas Edition: Photos Galore
The 2016 Christmas Edition of our monthly Community Team-Ups saw us gather in our home, Sharehaus Refugio.
Storytelling and fundraising dinner with Afghan cuisine
Our storytelling and fundraising dinner for the GSBTB Open Art Shelter at Tempelhof was a heartwarming way to end the year at GSBTB.
Refugees the easy scapegoats in Berlin attack
Although we are yet to find out who was responsible for Monday night’s horrific attack on the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in Berlin, some German politicians are already giving ISIS exactly what it wants.
Syrian Women in Berlin: Mona’s Story
"I had to leave everything behind, including my home and relatives. There were no words to describe how much I missed my family, even to this day I have not found the words."
Syrian Women in Berlin: Hala’s Thoughts on Friendship
"In Germany, I have a new definition of what it means to be Syrian. I think Syrian people are very strong because we try to be happy no matter what our circumstances are. We take life as it comes and accept the life God gave us."
Christmas at Tempelhof Airport
Imagine spending Christmas at an airport. Imagine being there without a passport or anywhere else to go, since the last flights departed almost ten years ago and any other transfers are constantly being delayed or cancelled as soon as you even get close to getting a ticket.
Syrian Women in Berlin: Rawda, the Mother
Danica Simonet volunteered with GSBTB Open Art Shelter for Women and Children throughout summer 2016. There she interviewed some women from Syria for Brother's Keeper International, where this post was first published.
Einblicke aus dem Frauenzimmer in der Notunterkunft für Geflüchtete in Tempelhof
Sinéad Walsh kehrte kürzlich in ihre Heimatstadt Dublin zurück, nachdem sie als sehr engagierte ehrenamtliche Helferin im Team des GSBTB Open Art Shelter mitgearbeitet hatte. Zurück in Dublin war ein Foto der Auslöser dafür, ihre Eindrücke und Erlebnisse aus ihrer Zeit im Frauenzimmer der Unterkunft für Geflüchtete im ehemaligen Flughafen Tempelhof aufzuschreiben.
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.