This year, IDA is one of the finalists of the "Welcome"- prize of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The BMBF awards this prize to outstanding student initiatives of the DAAD-"Welcome"- programme that funds IDAs activities. Among 50 applicants, we have now been chosen as one of the top three initiatives in Germany.

The prize is targeted at initiatives that can serve as a model for the support of refugees and international students. Although we still don't know, whether we'll come in first, second or third at the awarding ceremony in Berlin on July 5th, we are very happy to be nominated. Keep your fingers crossed for us, we'll keep you posted.

PS: This nomination would not be possible without your support and engagement! Therefore we want to thank everyone, who has supported us and made our activities work. Dear helpers, supporters and volunteers: YOU ARE GREAT!

 

Our Buddy-Program is soon starting its third round.

The program ist targeted at refugees that want to apply for university. Every refugee buddy will be matched with a local, who can help with questions regarding studies, as well as everyday problems and who can introduce their buddies to the local scene. In the past two semesters the program has enabled many language tandems and frienships. Every month, we organize an event for all participants to meet, eat and have fun.

You can apply to be part of the program here. Application deadline is April 21. We will then assign your buddy until the end of April and hold the first meeting in May.

When: 15. December 2016, hours: 20:00 - 01:00
Where: Club Novitatis, Fritz-Löffler-Str. 12C (basement), Dresden

The fact that we are able to offer our activities and projects is only thanks to you! We want to celebrate this. This is why we want to invite you to our christmas party. We want to eat, drink and dance with you and celebrate the ending of a nice and successfull year. Bring your friends and friends of friends - the more the merrier 🙂

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On the 17.11.16 IDA was invited to the Marwa El-Sherbini-culture and education center (MKEZ), to learn about islam. Dr. Muhammed-Ronald Wellenreuther, who converted to islam over 20 years ago, spoke about the history and origins of islam and muslim live in the present time. We were able to learn about the daily live of muslims in Germany and wide spread misunderstandings of muslim culture and religion.
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You want to show Dresden to a refugee, help him get started in the german educational system or start a language duo? Then get in touch with us!

Our Buddy-Programme is entering its next round! Last semester we matched up over 60 refugees and students, now er're hoping for a successful follow up. As a Buddy you are helping a refugee to get started in Dresden. Whether it is outdoor activities, sports or teaching each others language: it´s up to you.

Get in touch with us and apply here until 31.October. We are looking forward to meeting you!

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On wednesday, 19.10.16, our arabic course started. Over 20 people attended the introductory class that was accompanied by humus, flatbread and arabic sweets. Mahmoud and Amr, who are teaching the class this semester, could already give some insights into the origins of the arabic languages as well as teach first words and phrases for the everyday use. We are looking forward to the upcoming weeks with all of you!

On Tuesday our Info-Meeting took place. We were really excited about the numerous attendance and are looking forward to working on various projects with you. All in all we gained 50 more German-teachers and could get people interested for our Buddy-Programme and arabic coruse.

If you couldn´t attend our meeting but would like to know more about us, send us an E-Mail:
initiative.deutschkurse@mailbox.tu-dresden.de

We are looking forward to meeting you!

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Numerous attendance at the Info-Meeting

We finally have a date and also managed to get a room! On the 18.10.2016 we are going to have an Introductory Meeting. Location: Potthof-Bau, Room 151. Here you can get to know everything about us, what we do and how you can participate.

Update: Due to a demonstration on Monday we strongly support our meeting has been moved to Tuesday, 18.10.16 in the Potthoff-Bau Room 151.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Of course our engagement continues this semester. That´s why we are looking for active supporters!

You are interested in learning arabic? Or want to teach German to refugees? Or you want to be a part of our Buddy-Programme? Then this is the right place for you!

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We love to have a barbecue. This time we invited the teachers and student refugees from the Tryp-Hotel to enjoy purchased and self-made delicacies in the relaxing atmosphere of the Hechgrün community garden.

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