Tips and help for everyday life in Germany

The brochure “Strengthening the consumer protection skills of refugees. A working aid in simple language” helps refugees to find their way in everyday German consumer life. The topics are briefly explained, followed by practical hints, tips and examples. The brochure also provides checklists, explanatory videos and overviews, often in several languages, e.g. Arabic. Questions on contracts, online shopping, reminders and debt collection agencies, labor and tenancy law, SCHUFA information, banks, loans and insurance are covered. Further information: https://www.verbraucherzentrale.de/sites/default/files/2020-01/AH_Verbraucherschutz_Gefluechtete.pdf tun21081801 “Eine Broschüre der Verbraucherzentrale gibt hilfreiche Tipps in Sachen Banken, Kredite und Versicherungen. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian.” Latest information… Read More

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Rottenburger Sprachcafé has reopened

In the language café in Rottenburg, refugees and migrants can improve their German skills with volunteers. The Sprach-Café opens every Wednesday from 5.30 p.m. It is in the Atrium building next to the high building on the former DHL site. The visitors determine what and how is learned. There is coffee, cake, pastries and fruit as well as child care. The entire offer can be used free of charge. If you want to come, you have to be vaccinated, recovered or tested on a daily basis. The current corona rules must be adhered to. This is what the refugee commissioner… Read More

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On the right track-Year after year, the number of refugees who receive financial

Success Story On the right track By Sameer Ibrahim   Year after year, the number of refugees who receive financial help from German authorities, for example job centers or employment agencies, decreases. In this article we present an example. “Nothing is given to you in this life, but there is nothing too difficult if you have a strong will”. This is what Mohammed Khalaf says, a 40-year-old Syrian who found a job as a bus driver in Tübingen. Before the war, Mohammed also worked as a bus driver in Syria. He came to Germany in 2015, attended an integration course… Read More

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We stick with the term “refugees”

The approximately 20 employees of tünews INTERNATIONAL expressed considerable unease about the term “refugees”. A workshop held in Bad Liebenzell from 6 to 8 December 2019 dealt with the future of the media project and the designation of the target group. The workshop in Bad Liebenzell was attended by members of the editorial staff who have come to Germany since 2015, four of them from Syria, one from Iraq, one from Iran and two from Afghanistan. The team also includes people who have lived in Germany for a long time but have additional roots in other countries, two in Iran,… Read More

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