Annamaria Olsson: How Give Something Back to Berlin connects refugees and other migrants through knowledge sharing

Annamaria Olsson is the founder of Give Something Back to Berlin; an award-winning project that connects refugees and migrants from all backgrounds through knowledge sharing.

The co—matter podcast 007 | November 20, 2017

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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.

In this conversation we talk about:

  • 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  and Give Something Back to Berlin in Episode #7 of The Community Podcast.


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