We’ve seen over and over that
projects initiated by the people who need them
are more effective and much more sustainable.
So we seek out ideas that are already working and we help them grow.
Mosaic International in Germany
Germany has accepted the most refugees of any of the European Union Member States. Our goal is to help them adapt and integrate successfully in their new culture.
We work directly in the refugee camps and with local stakeholders. We teach German, English, art classes, host German film nights, lead walking tours, visit museums, and much more.
We offer language lessons in German and English to boost fluency, ensuring comprehension, and successful adaptation.
We have been working in the camps along side of local social workers and local volunteers. We provide all levels of speaking comprehension to augment any classes which the refugees may be taking during the school year.
Our volunteers assist refugees to official meetings to help translate and fill in paperwork.
Although the goal is to learn German and English, many refugees are still learning the basics. Whether it be a doctor's appointment, apartment visit, or accompanying the refugees to any number of official meetings, our volunteers help them translate to efficiently navigate this difficult process.
We have visited an array cultural and historical museums in Berlin including the German Technology Museum, Bauhaus Museum, Jewish Museum, among others.
We held a German film series with Arabic subtitles. We screened ten films ranging from children's films to German classics. Our local volunteers were able to help us make this project a success.
We toured the many historical landmarks of Berlin including the Brandenburg Gate, the Bundestag, and the Museum Island in the heart of the city. In Summer, we made day tours out to the forests and lakes to hike and swim.
We're currently fundraising to create a mobile computer lab in Berlin, Germany that would allow us to bring top notch education and language programs to a large number of refugees still living in the camps.
The majority of refugees are boys and young male adults. It is believed they can fend for themselves, but they too need support. Language education, learning tools, work opportunities and learning local social norms are keys to adapt.
Donations help us provide learning tools and teachers!
We support grassroots social initiatives that improve human rights and quality of life by providing project exposure, structure, development, and funding. If you've got an idea, contact us, we might be able to help you launch it.
We provide art supplies and creative space for children, and even adults, to express themselves.
Lana Arts Workshops use visual arts activities in an open studio environment to foster communication, collaboration, and creativity between refugees and the local host population. These family-oriented arts-based activities provide participants the opportunity to explore different forms of expression to help cope with the current dramatic changes in their lives.