A few words about us
Since the summer of 2015 about 400 volunteers have helped to teach German to refugees. Altogether we offer 11 daily units on up to four levels. Our offer extends to a vast range of people, from (primarily) illiterate migrants to advanced learners (B1). Our Hispi is colourful. At Hispi, people from a diversity of cultures, countries and societies meet to be able to learn, to be noticed, to feel good and to help. Here, everybody is allowed to be him- or herself and to grow beyond what she or he was before. In 2018 Hispi became part of SOPHIA::Akademie gGmbH. This makes sure that we, as a former citizens’ initiative, can receive donations and grants.
Language is sooo incredibly important, and I have always liked teaching languages. I hope that I can help the newly arrived at least a little with getting to know our language – and German is definitely not an easy language to acquire.
Between October 2017 and March 2018 Hispi was supported by startsocial.
This is a national competition to foster voluntary social engagement under the patronage of Chancellor Angela Merkel. With the slogan ’Help for helpers’ startsocial annually awards 100 scholarships lasting four months and seven cash prizes to outstanding social initiatives. In every round more than 500 experts and managers contribute their know-how as voluntary coaches and jurors. The competition was started in 2001 and thus is a pioneer as far as counseling social initiatives in Germany is concerned.