How to meet and be in contact with the refugees in Germany? As you might know Germany is the only European country that hosts a large number of refugees who come from different places around the world. The refugees who fled from the war to Germany through Europe have found their safe place where they can live normally.
The number of refugees in Germany is close to one million, mostly from the Middle East and especially from Syria. The refugees start to adjust to life in Germany where everything is new and different, both socially and culturally.
The refugees initially lived in camps in order to be registered by the German system. The refugees now live in different cities all over Germany where they get health, education, living accommodations and a monthly stipend to cover other expenses.
How to meet and communicate with the refugees in Germany?
The Excellence Centre in Europe has a large network with refugees in the city of Halle. The experience of the centre’s owners has working with refugee’s organization for almost two years will assist you to connect with the refugees.
The centre located in the city of Halle organizes different types of social and educational activities to those refugees in order to educate them and help me achieve their goals especially in a country like Germany which is very competitive.
The Excellence Centre in Europe will also organize visits to the houses and camps of the refugees where you can meet, talk, and interact with the refugees. You will have an opportunity to listen to their life stories and how they reached Germany. In these visits you will also be able to know how they adapt to the life in Germany and what kind of difficulties they face in their daily lives.
What program can I apply to in order to be engaged with the refugees?
The Excellence Centre in Europe offers you volunteer with the refugee’s program. The program gives you the chance to learn German language and get to know the culture as well. The Excellence center in Europe organizes social, cultural and educational activities for the refugees in the city of Halle, which you can be part of.
Volunteer with refugees’ program is open to all people who are willing to join this unique experience. This program is a chance to gain a better understanding of the refugees’ situation in Germany and especially in a small city like Halle.
Do I need to speak Arabic to be part of the program?
No, you don’t need to speak Arabic, the centre’s guide will translate to you and ask any questions you would like to ask to the refugees.
What are other benefits of the program?
Besides visiting and interacting with the refugees in the city of Halle, you will also have the chance to live with a host family. Staying with a host family is part of this enjoyable experience. Living with a German or non-German family will help you be closer to the culture and the style of life of the people in Germany.
Here you will be able to be in direct contact with both German and Arabic culture. In addition, you will experience the social behavior and daily habits of the local people as well as the opportunity to attend events, celebrations, such as weddings, that reflect people’s traditions, while sharing their special moments and participating as an integral part of their daily life.
Not only this, but you will also be able to learn some Arabic/German during your stay as a result of your close contact with your host family. As with any family, your host family will support you during your time there, giving you advice, recommendations, and any help that you may need.
In addition, you will have the chance to visit some historical sites in the city. Halle is a city located in the southern region of the German state, Saxony-Anhalt. Halle is an economic and educational center in eastern Germany. The University of Halle-Wittenberg for example is the largest university in Saxony-Anhalt and one of the oldest universities in Germany. Halle city has an elegant center in the city with many green areas and narrow streets, where architecture has been preserved. There are many of beautiful places along the Saale River, which runs through the city.
Halle has many interesting and historical places to visit, such as the old city, the Red tower, George Frideric Handel, the Church of Marienkirche, the market square, the Beatles Museum, the Halloren Chocolate Factory, which is the first chocolate factory in Germany and was founded in 1804, the Hall zoo along with many other places.