Project We for us

This page provides information about the project:

We for us!

Self-representation of refugees with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses in Germany!

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Welcome to the project “We for us!”

What is the project “Wir für Uns! Self-Representation of Refugees with Disabilities and/or Chronic Illnesses in Germany.”?

In this project, refugees with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses are invited to meet and talk to each other to help each other with their experiences. Often, people with disabilities and refugee experiences are spread out in Germany and do not have the opportunity to meet regularly with others who have similar concerns and understand them. With the online groups there is the possibility to talk every week with people who have similar experiences and not feel alone.

In the group it is then possible to say what is needed, what problems exist and the other participants but also we as ISL can support to find ways and solutions. If, for example, it turns out that there are many open questions about the possibilities of care in the case of disabilities, we can plan an event at which reports are given on this and questions can be asked on this topic. We can also invite individuals to meetings who can then answer questions. It is important here that the refugees themselves can decide together what they need and help themselves and not other people dictate the offer. All people who are affected and also caring relatives or parents of children with disabilities can participate. If it turns out that other Zoom groups are wanted, we can also offer groups on other days. We can talk about this on Wednesday.

Online meeting- Wednesdays

What is it?

The online video group Wednesdays is an exchange of experiences in Ukrainian/Russian
language, that the Interessenvertretung Selbstbestimmt Leben in Deutschland e.V. (ISL) in th
within the framework of the project: “Wir für Uns! Self-representation of refugees with
Disabilities and/or Chronic Illnesses in Germany.” offers.
It takes place every Wednesday (until 16.12.2022) from 17:00 to 19:00.

For whom is this group:

Refugees in Germany with disabilities and/ or chronic
illnesses, who want to get to know each other and talk about their
problems, but also want to change something about the conditions together.
would like to help organize events in order to make life in Germany better and
easier for themselves and others with the same experiences. We from ISL
support you with our experience in self-advocacy.

What happens in this group?

We meet weekly on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. via Zoom (which is a
Program that allows people to meet online for video conferencing) to share.
A facilitator will guide and support the group, but otherwise the
design is very free and the topics can be chosen freely. If the group
that certain help is needed, or topics in Germany are unclear, we can look for a solution and
topics are unclear, we can look for a solution and plan events on desired topics.
plan. In this way, really desired and important questions can be clarified.

Here you can download the invitation to the weekly group on Wednesdays in Ukrainian/Russian for those affected:

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