CrossCulture Fellows and Alumni
Violent and dangerous? "Most of the images we see in media about Muslims are negative," says Nassim Hadj-benali, CCP alumnus and freelance artist from Algeria. His photo project "Re-Frame Islam" draws a different picture: portraits of Muslims from the USA and Germany whose smiling is contagious. The photos are exhibited at the German-American Institute in Tübingen (d.a.i.) until 20 April 2017.
A Moroccan Perspective on Migration
"There are no readymade solutions – all parties have to be involved in finding a solution", says Nour Eddine Bellahbib from Morocco. He works in the field of migration, currently one of the world’s most urgent topics. For him, there are no simple answers to the challenges of increased migration towards Europe. We have had the chance to talk to him in Stuttgart before the start of his CrossCulture internship.
From the Omani desert into German forest
Amur Alrawahi's participation in ifa's CrossCulture Programme brought him right in the heart of Germany. During his two months internship, Amur is experiencing various facets of working at 'Hainich National Park'. We have had the chance to talk to him at a CrossCulture Intercultural Workshop in Stuttgart about his experiences so far.
"We try to engage women in political participation"
Mohammed Elias Hatimi from Afghanistan came to Germany to learn more about the concept of "Citizen Journalism". In our interview he talks about his commitment to the Afghan Women’s Network, women’s role in society and his approach to improve the current situation.
School project in Pakistan: 'Little Globains'
In 2016, we were able to support two alumni projects. One of them took place in Pakistan. During 'Little Globains', more than 600 children and teenagers were introduced to examples of German culture.
"The role of the curious – thirsty for knowledge"
Each year, up to seven scholarships holders from Germany participate within the CrossCulture Programme. For two to three months, they work for an organization in one of the 35 partaking countries. Nora Schlebusch is one of them. In this interview she talks about feelings of home, self-empowerment and her role as European woman in Tunisia.
Prime Minister for a Day
How does it feel to sit as a politician on the opposition benches? What voice and impact do minorities have? 20 fellows of the CrossCulture Programme (CCP) tackled these topics in a simulation game on 31 October 2016 at the ifa-Gallery Berlin.
Networking, Central Asian-style
Premiere in Bishkek: On 6 September 2016, former scholarship holders came together for the first CrossCulture Programme (CCP) alumni meeting to be held in Central Asia. Dana Ritzmann, CCP alumna and facilitator from Germany, was part of it and writes about the meeting on alumni.ifa.de.
Crossing Borders - CCP celebrates its 10th anniversary
ifa |10 years of the CrossCulture Internships programme (CCP) - this was celebrated by alumni, partners and representatives of ifa on 3 December at the Stadtbad Oderberger in Berlin.