Topic: GSBTB Open Art Shelter
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.
Tempelhof’s Little Zoo
Mice, rats, birds and a single goldfish, all living in Tempelhof refugee shelter. "What hurts me the most is that the people responsible for the camp think that living in a disgusting and dirty room is normal in our culture."
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.
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.
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."
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.
“I think it’s important to make sure every woman feels accepted”
Sinéad Walsh is the volunteer coordinator of GSBTB Open Art Shelter, which runs a weekly Frauenzimmer at Tempelhof, a safe space for women and children to enjoy art and craft projects, chat, and have access to professional therapy.
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.
Refugee families at Tempelhof write to the Immigration Minister
At the beginning of September my friends from Tempelhof camp wrote letters to Aydan Özoguz, the Minister of State in the German Chancellery and Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration. Our volunteers translated them into German and English.
The King and Queen of Sweden visit Give Something Back to Berlin
Give Something Back to Berlin was honoured to receive some very special guests last week: King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden.
An American in Berlin: Moving beyond voluntourism
One of our most dedicated volunteers, Kurtis DeLozier, writes about how he sees the impact of his identity on his volunteer work.