We Have Dreams Too
Samir Alnajjar (moderator) and Yousef Shams-alden met for the video (Camera & editing) with refugee children who have only been living in Spenge with their parents for less than a year to three months. Some of them are already attending school, while others will start school in summer. These dedicated girls and boys have already made impressive progress and are now sharing their dreams for the future
Thank you Spenge
The young men from Syria and Afghanistan who arrived in Spenge a few months ago have meanwhile settled in well in their new surroundings. They have found work or are taking part in all-day integration courses. At the end of last month they asked Samir Alnajjar (board member of Asyl Spenge e.V.) how they could actively thank the city of Spenge for the friendly reception. They came up with the idea of a garbage collection campaign. After consultation with the city administration, this project was then started last week. 16 helpers were out and about in Spenger town center and were finally able to deliver ten full garbage bags to the building yard.
Spenge Christmas market
We are proud to announce that we took part in the Christmas market in Spenge for the second time! Our goal is to show presence, have conversations and answer open questions. For us, this is a significant signal: Integration does not just mean mastering the language, but also active participation in German culture. We are pleased that over 30 asylum seekers took part in this event as volunteers, not only at our sales hut, but also when setting up and dismantling the entire Christmas market! A big thank you to everyone who got involved, be it in discussions at our stand or as volunteers. A special thank you goes to the great community of volunteers who made this Christmas market a special experience. Your support means a lot to us!
Thistle in Spenge
On July 15, 2023, the committed asylum seekers from the Asyl Spenge e.V. association with over 15 volunteers carried out a groundbreaking campaign to eliminate unwanted thistles in our beautiful city!
With combined forces and a large portion of warmth, they supported the city administration and the local citizens in removing the thistles from the flowering meadows on Elsterweg. The helpers didn’t just have the goal of ridding our city of these annoying plants but also to set a sign of togetherness and solidarity. The overwhelming majority of volunteers come from Syria, showing that they are not only part of our community, but also want to actively contribute to making it even more beautiful.