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Many newcomers from all over the world have difficulties getting to know Hamburgers after arriving in their new hometown. Many Hamburgers want to welcome the newcomers to their city, but don’t know how. Welcome Dinner means sharing a meal, the perfect opportunity for first encounters. If you leave it at the first impression or if you pursue a lifelong friendship is up to you.
„Through Welcome Dinner, Hamburg manifests itself as a welcoming city. The only thing one has to do is to invite one or two refugees for dinner. Anyone can participate.“
“The best one can do to counter all the hate and distrust is getting to know each other and to sit at a table together and have a conversation. For us, it was a valuable experience and we will certainly do it again.”
“It is after 11pm when Somaya leaves for the S-Bahn station, pushing sleeping Soban in his stroller. For the first time, she was in stranger’s home in Germany. For the first time, she had a conversation that was not about her papers or about formalities, but about her life.”
“Thank you so much for this opportunity, yesterday I got to know two wonderful people. We spoke about so many different things that were for a great meaning. I felt welcomed and very happy, and would definitely recommend it for anyone who’s in need to integrate better. Vielen Dank!”
“The initiative “Welcome Dinner” is exemplary! You make it possible for people like me to transform their good intentions into real action. You contribute to making the world a little bit better!”
“We had a wonderful evening. First, we talked rather cautiously; later, we learned our first words in Arabic and in the end, we all danced together for several hours to Arab and German music. It was a real party!”