What’s YALLAH!?

YALLAH – You All Are Hackers is an academic research hackathon, organized by the University of Siegen (Germany) and Birzeit University (West Bank, Palestine), funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)  the program “Higher Academic Dialogue with the Islamic World”.

YALLAH’s motivation is to enable multi-national, intercultural collaboration on social innovation. The participants will assess social issues with a grounded approach, will learn about field exploration and creative, ethnographic and innovative methods. Small teams will work on projects, hence applying methodology and will work closely with partners in each area.

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Projects So Far

Hal Tafhamni?

Hal Tafhamni? Do you understand me?
Raising awareness for deaf people through guerrilla marketing.

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Amari Computer Club

Re-opening a computer club for children in Amari Refugee Camp, rebooting weekly club activity. Teaching electronics, story telling and more.

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Edible Spoons to Avoid Plastic

Experimenting with society and crunchy dough recipes and baking, 3D printing and building a silicon mold.

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Interactive Map

Workshops with refugees, teaching digital literacy, collecting POIs to support newcoming refugees in Germany. Grounding research in nett.werkzeug.

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Amal: A Point & Click Adventure

Amal tells the story of a young refugee girl, living in Amari Refugee Camp. It offers insights into the culture of Palestinian refugee society.

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Urban Gardening

Re-using spaces, teaching about responsibility and self-sustainability, hence empowering children in Palestine and Syrian refugees in Germany.

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Blog

A diary of the students' experiences.
Yallah 2017

Day 4-6 in Germany

Post by Ziad August 4 2017: FRIDAY On this day, we did our first meeting with the foodsharing community in Siegen. They gave us a small introduction of what foodsharing and the main purpose of Read more…

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Day 22-24 in Palestine

Post by Melissa 15th March – Getting blond in Palestine (because why not?) The day started off with a delicious breakfast of a shrak falafel sandwich with hummus (what else?), fries and herbs tea. After Read more…

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Day 17-19 in Palestine

Post by Miriam Thursday, 09.03.2017 #workworkwork #meetinghelpfulpeople #israeliactivist #fightingoppression #fightingignorance #climbing #svensbirthday Today was a very sunny day. After the pretty exhausting trip to Hebron the day before, we were a little tired, but very Read more…

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Day 10-12 in Palestine

Post by Robin  Day 10 At 10 o’clock, according to “German accuracy“, we began our trip to Bil’in, where the film „5 Broken Cameras” was filmed. We drove in two taxis and were dropped off Read more…

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Day 7-9 in Palestine

Post by Maren  Project ideas and work progress After a weekend fully packed with new experiences and a Monday working on our presentations, we started our Tuesday slowly. We slept long, had breakfast and at Read more…

Get in Touch

 

Find us at the office

University of Siegen, Kohlbettstr. 15, 57072 Siegen, Room US-E 101.

 

Give us a ring

Secretaries' Office

Marietta Krenzer-Gräb 
+49 271 740-4036

Questions? Drop us an email!