Sewing With Refugees

Laura Rech, Germany
Winner

...buy sewing machines and tables for the refugees at the refugee camp in Mannheim. In summer 2015 we´ve founded a sewing café where women and men can be creative and forget about there strenuous lives - at least for some hours. refugees and people living in Mannheim can get to know each other while working on projects. while interacting refugees learn German and get to know our culture - as well as we´re getting to know them and their histories. our sewing café is very popular amongst the refugees - the 5 sewing machines we are providing are not enough. so I would use the 1.000 Euros to buy some more machines and a table where the refugees can cut the fabrics.