Vroom: mobile education for Syrian youth

Since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, more than 3.7 million Syrian children have been born in Syria, and have either stayed in their country or fled as refugees. They’ve been raised in a region rife with conflict, forced to grow up in an environment where the only constant is instability. Military… Continue reading Vroom: mobile education for Syrian youth

Ai Weiwei – refugees and the new Odyssey

Ai Weiwei has come to Istanbul. A new exhibit has recently opened at the beautiful Sakip Sabanci Museum. The most interesting part of the exhibit was the section of pottery where, according to the description at the exhibit Ai Weiwei “draws a correlation between the ancient journey undertaken by Odysseus and the recent global refugee… Continue reading Ai Weiwei – refugees and the new Odyssey

‘8 Borders, 8 Days’ – a Q&A about how to make a film with impact

In 2015, Amanda Bailly shadowed a single Syrian mother and her two kids when they fled with smugglers from Beirut to Berlin. The resulting film is celebrates strength in motherhood, and is an immersive experience of one of the greatest human rights crises of our time. The film, 8 Borders, 8 Days, premiered in April… Continue reading ‘8 Borders, 8 Days’ – a Q&A about how to make a film with impact

New Zealand’s refugees – an interactive to make you get involved

Together We Make A Nation is trying to bring the conversation about refugees in New Zealand to the forefront. The project is an impressive interactive site built to show the lives of four women from different parts of  the world who have made New Zealand their home. The interactive invites you to follow the stories… Continue reading New Zealand’s refugees – an interactive to make you get involved

Zanzu – going beyond traditional sex-ed

In an effort to help asylum seekers holistically adapt to German society,  the German Federal Center for Health Education — in partnership with the Flemish Center for Sexual Health — created a comprehensive and pleasure-based sexuality resource called Zanzu. Made intentionally for migrants, Zanzu extends far beyond traditional sex-ed topics by delving into multiple ways… Continue reading Zanzu – going beyond traditional sex-ed