Have you ever seen your City through the eyes of a refugee?

Since two years refugees show tourists around in their city. Photo: Sina Götz

 

2,3 million refugees are living in Europe right now. A nonprofit project gives them the opportunity to share their view of their new home and tell their story.

By Sina Götz

Copenhagen – For two years now refugees are working as tour guides in Copenhagen and Berlin and showing locals and tourists around in their City. The idea was born in Berlin.

Lorena, a tour guide in the capital of Germany, wanted to give those who are so often talked about but rarely listened a platform. Therefore, she founded the nonprofit project “Refugee Voices Tour”.

One of the refugees who is working as a tourguide in Copenhagen is Aden. She is a 32-yearold women from Eritrea. “I am not allowed to work, because I am waiting for my admission to stay here for almost seven years”, she explained.

Therefore she was happy, when she heard about the project in her community center. “I am doing a lot of activities to not feeling bored. One of them is showing people around in Copenhagen”. Aden had to do a workshop, there she was taught how to be a tourguide for eight weeks. “Now I am telling the people my story and show them around in the historic district”.

Target audience: This article is written for an audience that is interested in politics and foreign countries. The audience should be interested in the situation of the refugees in Europe and how other countries (except Germany) are handling the situation. The article could be published at https://www.sueddeutsche.de/.