What We Do
Afraid of terrorism? A Tempelhof case study on how NOT to make democratic citizens out of refugees
What could have been a positive opportunity for the residents' empowerment turned into a painful example of how they feel stereotyped and pushed around by the authorities.
Interview with GSBTB founder Annamaria Olsson for female entrepreneurship and leadership site Ich Selbständig
Ich Selbständig interviews Annamaria about being a woman entrepreneur, GSBTB's growth and plans for the future.
GSBTB back in Baku at the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue
This weekend we were representing and sharing GSBTB's work and learnings at the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku. This time last year in Baku we won the top prize of the Intercultural Innovation Award from UNAOC and BMWG Group.
GSBTB Open Music School hosts its first Student Performance Night
GSBTB Open Music School held its first ever Student Performance Night. For many of the students, this was their first time playing music for and with others. The feeling in the room was electric.
Five years of memories and LOLs
This week Give Something Back to Berlin celebrates five years since the Facebook post that launched our organisation. Here GSBTB team members each share a favourite memory from our wild ride so far.
The Facebook post that launched GSBTB
This week Give Something Back to Berlin celebrates five years since the Facebook post that got our ball rolling. As we reminisce this week, we're sharing some memories and we've published that original Facebook post here.
Job integration á la GSBTB – Amjad’s story
GSBTB’s Community Team Up events creating initial meeting points that can go on to form deeper connections. One of our community members, Amjad, just landed a fantastic internship through connections made with GSBTB.
How Talal from Syria built a massive online network of 1 million+ newcomers
Early in 2015 we had just started organising our monthly Team Ups and at one of our first ones, two curious and energetic Syrian men turned up. "We want to do something! We want to get involved! Volunteer, work, anything!" they said. Talal had only arrived in Germany two weeks earlier.
From Poland to Berlin, and on to Iran, with love
Hania Hakiel documents the loving messages and gifts that have travelled from Poland to the Tempelhof refugee camp, woman to woman, and now on to relatives in Iran.
Al Khaimeh/The Tent: GSBTB Open Music School meet up
The GSBTB Open Music School is teaming up with CreAid Network Berlin and Syrian musician Nabil Arbaain to bring you a second edition of our music meet-up Al Khaimeh/The Tent.
Join our team – intern with refugee background for German Volunteer Service (BUFDI)
If you’re a refugee fulfilling the requirements, we would love to welcome you on board to complete a 1 year Bundesfreiwilligendienst (federal voluntary service) with us.
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.