Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Learning together

- updated 19 dec 2015 -

Monday, 24 august 2015

My first day with the people of the refugee camp.
I had wanted to paint inside the camp with children for free, but I was not allowed / accepted by the responsibles.

So I joined a volunteer group who works outside the camp.
Never I will forget this first day drawing and learning german with children from Syria.

Since Tuesday, 25 august, I learn with adults the german language.

in the early saturday afternoon, 29 August 2015
Drawings by kurdish children from Syria.

When I close my eyes now, I still can see you,
as you came with your Mother to my table
and we spoke the first words together ... on that beautiful day.


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Never I will forget you, Mr. K.
from Damascus, Syria,
when you spoke german with a smile.
 You learned good and so fast, for many hours every day. 

Thursday, 10 September 2015

These panels I had created in the beginning and I used them in my lessons.
They are still in the tent for everyone to use them.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Willkommen! Salam aleikum!
Learning the german language with refugees from Syria, Palestine,
Afghanistan on this saturday morning . . .

The atmosphere is wonderful.
Everyone learns with absolutely greatest engagement!

Every day more and more people of the camp join our working groups - and also our team of volunteers grows daily.

Together we learn the german language, step by step.

We are a great family,
people from Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia,
Eritrea, Ethiopia . . . and from Germany. 

A chalkboard was provided. I use them for my students.

  Thursday, 8 October 2015

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Thursday, 29 October 2015

What we all need: patience.

It is wonderful that the people are now here in safety!

But the german bureaucracy is terrible, is inhuman.

Thats why we say it again and again, and demand it:

What is needed as basic for every support is:
Menschlichkeit = Humanity
die Menschenwürde zu achten = to respect human dignity

!!! I demand
to respect the human dignity
of every single refugee !!! 

Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Learning by doing, we simulated going shopping. My small "suq".

photographed on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

What a wonderful gift I got from one of my students!
Shukran, Thank you so much, Mr. A. from Baghdad, Iraq!!!
It was on friday 13 November 2015.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

5 november 2015: another morning of transfer.
We met at the camp in the early morning to say good-bye.

Saturday, 28 November 2015
Greetings to the students of our group
who had left the camp and now live in different cities.

For my students I have created our own "Memory",
one way of many to learn words and phrases.

This is so wonderful to share our joy!!!

Spas chosch, Thank you so much, my wonderful kurdish students 
from Aleppo and Afrin, Syria.
We shared so many hours since the 18 september. You always inspire me! 

Friday 11 december 2015: No more lessons in the tents.

The people will move from the big tents into a container-village.
It is planned that the lessons and workshops
for adults, mothers, children
will be continued then also in containers.

  My support still goes on . . .

Dedicated to my students
in deep gratitude.

For your loyalty, for your confidence,
for your patience and understanding,
for learning together, for listening, for inspiration,
for your support in translating,
for learning me to speak a few words in Kurdish, in Arabic,
 for sharing time,

for all your smiles

for your esteem and love
. . .

Shukran  Spas chosch  Shukria

 Thank you so much !!!

You are in my heart!

Love and peace be with you!

Peter  بيتر


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