How Give Something Back to Berlin Connects Refugees and other Migrants

An interview with Annamaria Olsson, the founder of award-winning community project Give Something Back to Berlin

The team of Give Something Back to Berlin

For episode #6 of The Community Podcast I talked to Annamaria Olsson, the founder of Give Something Back to Berlin; an award-winning project that connects refugees and migrants from all backgrounds through knowledge sharing.

It all started with a Facebook post in 2012. Today, GSBTB is a team of 13 people that enables thousands of newly arrived Berliners get integrated in society.

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You’ll learn about the following in this episode of The Community Podcast:

  • The story of Give Something Back to Berlin: how Annamaria got started and her learnings from the past 5 years
  • The journey of growing from a grassroots movement to a team of 13 people
  • Why GSBTB treats any migrant the same way, no matter if they arrived from New York or Syria; and how that sets the groundwork for its community
  • The importance of empathy, patience, funding and many other things that made Give Something Back to Berlin to the community it is today

You’ll find out more from Annamaria Olsson in Episode #6 of The Community Podcast. Listen now on Soundcloud or iTunes

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