The Complex Issue of Integration

I’ve written before about how I have been planning on becoming a mentor to a newly arrived refugee in my local community. The journey has been slow at getting started in terms of actually connecting with my mentee despite numerous thwarted efforts. Meanwhile I have attended the monthly Stammtisch (regular’s table) for all of the mentors of the organisation that has been coordinating the many efforts of welcoming, housing, and integrating the refugees arriving to the shelter in our neighbourhood.
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I care about the refugees…

…so now what. Chloë shared helpful tips on how to become involved in Berlin and Joseph at The Needle shares his own experiences interacting with refugees as a volunteer in his four-part blog series. Similar posts and newsletters with close up views and how to help have popped up across regions in Germany including my own, the Rheinland/Ruhrgebiet.

Refugees in Berlin PHOTO: Joseph Pearson, needleberlin.com

Refugees in Berlin PHOTO: Joseph Pearson, needleberlin.com

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