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Post by Rand Inaim & Mahmoud Abdelkareem Our month officially started when we arrived at the airport and saw the entire German group there waiting for us and welcoming us. After the greetings we headed to our apartments. During our way home, huge areas of ‘green’ were all that our eyes could Read more…

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Day 28-29 in Germany

Post by Laiana 28. August So we were living our last two days in Siegen. We woke up around 9 am to cook our last meal which was Maqluba – traditional meal. We decided to go to Tiergarten to eat and spend our last days in green areas. So maqluba Read more…

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Day 25-27 in Germany

Post by Ali 25. August As usual, we wake up in morning and have breakfast together at Sondos’ room, because we stored everything we bought there. Then, we went to the college to prepare for opening of the Fab Lab and as usual we bought coffee, as we can’t resist it while Read more…

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Day 22-24 in Germany

Post by Basil 22. August This is our 22nd day here. Germany has been great so far, but today was not about fun. Most of us worked on the projects. My project is a cultural exchange game, and I tried to work hard, since I feel the Germans are working more than Read more…

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Day 16-18 in Germany

Post by Sondos 16. August Our model of our first spoon was done today. I had a meeting at 11 am at the universities’ fab lab with my team mates Ramsis, Dina and May, Al Mua`llem (Dominik) printed us the 3D model for the spoon and it is ready now. It just needed to Read more…

By Marios, ago
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Day 13-14 in Germany

Post by Adham 13. August The Amari group (Sujood, Renad, Ali and me) met Marios at University to go to Dortmund. We decided to go there and offer some refugees in the refugee cafe a workshop on creating maps and how they can add interesting and important locations to create an Read more…

By Marios, ago
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Day 10-12

Post by Yara 11. August It was an ordinary day, we woke up in the morning, had our breakfast, went to the center of Siegen, then to the university, we spent some time there working on our projects, after that, we left to have our lunch and spent the rest Read more…

By Marios, ago
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Day 1-3 in Germany

Post by Ala’a 1. August It’s 1st of August all of us, the Palestinian students, prepared our backs and we are ready to leave to Amman. We left Ramallah at 2:15 pm, the bus took us to Jericho, then we went to pay for the taxes, we pay 153 nis and Read more…

By Marios, ago
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Day 25-27

Post by Alica Bökelmann 2. May The day started at the bus station in Ramallah where our little group met. Unfortunately one member felt sick and couldn’t join us. While we searched the Bus to Jerusalem one devious taxi driver tricked us by telling us that there was no bus to Jerusalem Read more…

By Kostic, ago
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Day 28-30

Post by Anke Freuwört 5. May Jerusalem, Jerusalem, we are going to Jerusalem! Our last trip led us to another historical place – Jerusalem. We started our day with a walk from the Damascus Gate trough the old town and followed the cross-coat of Jesus. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Read more…

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Day 22-24

Post by Jenny Kolloch 29. April It’s Friday! And everybody is excited about Fridays because this is the only day of the week that the juice shop down the street sells pomegranate juice. This sweet elixir filling our veins with new life… Why only on Fridays? We were told that Palestine provides Read more…

By Kostic, ago
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Day 16-19

Post by Aydin Cosgun A week ago we visited an exhibition called “Future Heritage” (https://future-heritage.org), a german-palestenian project to “transform local cultures sustainably, thereby keeping traditions and skills at the heart.” At the exhibition we met some interesting people, one of them was a local artist named Hamza. We talked Read more…

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Day 14-16

Post by Moritz 23. April In the morning eight people shower in a hurry because there is no water in the lower apartment and we have to be at university at 10:30 to take a group photo. Nearly all students are present and it does not take long to take Read more…

By Kostic, ago
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Day 11-13

Post by David. Running out of tap water In the last days our flat ran out of tap water. It seems to be that our flat did not get a recurring refill of the rooftop water reservoir. These reservoirs backup the occasionally turned off water supply. But they do not Read more…

By Kostic, ago
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Day 8-10

Post by Ramsis Kilani 15. April To explore the grassroots movement of 3D printing in Palestine, we visit Dalia and Hana in al-Birah. Their organization VecBox is interested in bringing this technical innovation closer to Palestinian civil society, especially the youth. After the two tell us about their former workshops and planned Read more…

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Day 5-7

Post by Marios Mouratidis 12. April On day 4 we were finally going to meet  our BZU (Birzeit University) exchange students. We gathered in the morning at our Ramallah Research HQ (this is how we call one of our apartments, where we all hang out). The drive to BZU is short, Read more…

By Kostic, ago
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Day 1-4

Post by Jasmin Kirchhübel 08. April Today our journey begins. I am very excited and nervousness is coming up slowly. While I pack the last few things (I’m sure I forgot something, but even that is part of great adventures), I have so many questions in my head: How are the Read more…

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Blog

In the future we will post regular updates on this page. Every participant will publish at least one blog post during our stay in Palestine. Stay tuned for the first post this evening.

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