Joint Project: DRK and University of Siegen Supporting Ukrainian Youths

The German Red Cross (DRK) for Siegen-Wittgenstein and the University of Siegen’s FabLab have put together an extracurricular program for Ukraine refugee youths. For one year, the youths will be shown and given the chance to experiment with technologies such as 3D printing and robotics.

How can a welcoming hand be offered to children and youths forced to leave behind their familiar cities and towns due to war? What experiences can help them make the best of a traumatic time of life? It’s a question of urgent importance for the German Red Cross. The DRK has already offered a number of events and programs for smaller children, including field trips and arts and crafts days. “We wanted to find something cool for teenagers, and we struck upon the idea of a partnership with the FabLab,” explains Susanne El Hachimi-Schreiber, Volunteer Coordinator for the DRK office in Siegen-Wittgenstein.

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