We need you for our mentoring programme08.02.2023 | cb — No comments
The war in Europe makes people feel helpless. Just watching people die in Ukraine is frustrating. But you can do something here in Munich – even if your flat is small, your wallet might be empty and your Ukrainian language skills are limited. Open your hearts for queer refugees from Ukraine and become a mentor. A first meeting will take place on 28th of February at 7pm at the lesbian-queer community centre LeZ, Müllerstraße 26.
Becoming a mentor? Is not complicated at all. First of all, it’s all about simple things: invite our friends from Ukraine to your home or simply have a coffee together, go for a walk or visit a concert. Share your hobby, your sport, your music.
If it suits you, support them dealing with the authorities, help if they have problems with their landords or on the job.
After almost a year of war, our friends are looking for perspectives in order to make a living here. To do so, they need to get in touch with people who speak German and understand how the local society works.
We don’t just offer them a roof (in German: DACH) to survive. We offer a safe space to find help and orientation. Nobody’s left behind.
Kick-off: Help and find new friends
To this end, we are launching the DACH mentoring programme. And we invite you to the kick-off meeting on Tuesday, 28th of February, at 7pm at the lesbian-queer centre LeZ in Müllerstraße 26.
What awaits you at LeZ? A nice evening to get to know each other. Mentors and mentees will introduce themselves. Drinks, snacks will be at your disposal; we’ll have som music and maybe even sing ;).
What do I bring? Just yourself. Be curios!
Do I have to commit right away? No, if you are interested, you can first listen to everything we have to say, you’ll be introduced to the other mentors and mentees and then you may consider everything once again. If you are interested, we will send you a questionnaire about our mentoring programme. If you are already sure, you can also register here (in German language though).
Where can I get more information? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or just drop by.
Don’t forget: Helping others does not only bring good karma – it’s also fun! Our Ukrainian friends have a lot to offer. And you have the chance to expand your circle of friends, meet new people and learn about another culture.
When: Tuesday, 28th of February, 7 p.m.
Where: LeZ, Müllerstraße 26, Munich
Organized by: Munich Queer Homes, Munich Kyiv Queer, LeZ
This is how you can help
INDIVIDUAL HELP Munich Kyiv Queer has its own fundraising campaign via www.paypal.me/ConradBreyer to support people in Ukraine who need help and are not organised in the local LGBTIQ*-groups. We can help fast, directly and unbureaucratically.
HELP FOR LGBTIQ* ORGANISATIONS To support LGBTIQ* in Ukraine we have helped set up the Alliance Queer Emergency Aid Ukraine, in which around 40 German LGBTIQ* Human Rights organisations are involved. All these groups have access to very different Human Rights organisations in Ukraine and use funds for urgently needed care or evacuation of queer people. Every donation helps and is used 100 percent to benefit queer people in Ukraine. Donate here
HOUSING FOR QUEER REFUGEES FROM UKRAINE LGBTIQ* often have seen discrimination in their lifes, therefore queer refugees are particularly vulnerable. Many are traumatised and now they experience re-traumatisation on the run. We want to offer them a home where they feel comfortable and can live without fear. Depending on availability, we rent two-, three-, four- or five-room flats and sublet them to people in need as shared flats. Our association does not have any funding yet, so we depend on donations. For example, we have to advance rent and deposits until the State’s job centres step in.
Münchner Bank eG
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Munich Queer Homes e.V.