ANKOMMER awards 2016
On 9 June, the Berlin Branch of KfW held its breath: The German Minister for Economic Affairs and patron of the project, Sigmar Gabriel, presented awards to the winning teams. After selecting 14 grant holders instead of 12 as originally planned, the programme had another surprise in store: The jury of experts not only revealed the three teams for the announced awards of EUR 20,000 in start-up money but also offered a special jury prize.
EUR 20,000 in start-up money went to:
“Stitch by Stitch“, which is setting up a tailor shop in Frankfurt with female refugees as seamstresses.
“CodeDoor“, which teaches refugees in Gießen, Frankfurt and Berlin how to write software programmes and also involves some leading industry experts.
“Refugee Law Clinic“, which provides training at Leipzig University for students to become translators as well as legal advisers in labour law for refugees.
The special jury prize amounting to EUR 10,000 went to “Sharehaus Refugio“ for its all-encompassing model of integration in Berlin which unites living, working and social interaction in a special way.