Refugees
About

Refugees and internally-displaced-persons have lost shelter and community by being forced to flee. Relegated to camps and expensive, often scarce, temporary housing arrangements, these communities are seldom self-sufficient, employed, or empowered. Resolution Fellows are working on providing infrastructure, resources, economic opportunities and education to refugees and IDPs.

Refugees and internally-displaced-persons have lost shelter and community by being forced to flee. Relegated to camps and expensive, often scarce, temporary housing arrangements, these communities are seldom self-sufficient, employed, or empowered. Resolution Fellows are working on providing infrastructure, resources, economic opportunities and education to refugees and IDPs.

IMPaCT

Natalie Stasiewicz is starting IMPaCT in Heidelberg, Germany. IMPaCT is an inclusive music program for teenagers 14-17 from different social and educational backgrounds to learn about music and themselves by writing and creating rap together. This free program will include music therapists and local artists to help students learn to express themselves and discover all that they have in common while also celebrating their differences.

Natalie Stasiewicz

I was born in Hamburg Germany where I grew up. My parents are both from Poland, which gave me the amazing opportunity to grow up bilingual. After graduating from the Gymnasium I decided to move to Heidelberg, where I started studying History and South Asia Studies. During my studies I got the chance to learn many languages and meet incredible young people. One of them is my friend and flatmate Milena. Together we founded our social venture IMPaCT, the Inclusive Music Project. We hope to bring young people from different social- and educational backgrounds together

Refuge

Abd Al-Rahman Traboulsi, Jackson Frazier, and Nima Dahir are the co-founders of Refuge, a social venture that aims to empower adolescent refugee populations through intercultural dialogue and higher education. The program will establish an online community to promote intercultural exchange between refugee and American student partners, culminating in an immersion experience at Ohio State University to foster relationships and spur discussion with community leaders.

Connect

Through their social venture, Connect, Fabian Nagel, Albert Grafe, and Max Wosnitza will bring together refugees and asylum seekers in Mannheim, Germany with university students for exchange of culture and language.  In so doing, Connect aims to breakdown long-standing barriers between refugees and German citizens and ease the process of refugee integration into German society.

Max A. Wosnitza

Max Wosnitza currently pursues a bachelor degree in Economics at the University of Mannheim. Since his young years, Max had a special interest into political, economic and social issues. Therefore he found himself early engaged in the local amnesty international youth group, as well as being a member of a city councils planning body for educational development in his hometown Emden. After starting his studies, Max added a global perspective to his earlier experiences, joining the Model United Nations Society, sense the importance of intercultural exchange.

Fabian Nagel

Fabian is an Economics student at the University of Mannheim, Germany graduating in 2017. Being especially interested in Macroeconomics and Finance he wants to achieve higher education in those fields. As Fabian enjoys cultural diversity and follows current political developments he wanted to take action tackling the refugee crisis. This made him become a Co-Founder of Connect. Connect enriches cultural diversity and fosters sympathy between refugees and university students offering a platform for cultural and linguistic exchange.

Albert Erasmus Grafe

Albert is currently pursuing a B.Sc. in Economics at the University of Mannheim (´17). He takes a special interest in economic policy and finance. Albert has always been particularly sensitive to social injustice and the treatment of minorities, which led him to found the Amnesty International Youth Group in his home town of Leipzig in 2012 and ultimately encouraged him to start the social venture Connect.

Mariam Getiashvili

Mariam Getiashvili is a Resolution Fellow from Georgia. She studied Economics and Business at Tbilisi State University. She is an active student, participating in different programs and trainings to gain more information, gathering many foreign friends, and having contact with them and try to do something for development of her country as one of the member of the world. She also attends lectures of foreign lecturers for seeing the differences between Georgian and other country’s finance systems, economics, etc. Also she wants to be actively involved in social life in future.

Akaki Gotsiridze

Akaki Gotsiridze is from Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, and a founder of group Youth For Democracy. He is currently studying International Relations at Caucasus University in Tbilisi. His venture project resembles the social problems of Internally Displaced People focusing on employment problems. Akaki is very proud of his venture project and motivated to continue venture project and help as many people as possible.