For refugees by refugees
Some of us at the DO School waited for this particular Challenge Day with baited breath. Don’t get us wrong—it’s not that other Challenges aren’t plenty exciting. But with this one, it seemed that the stakes were higher, the issue perhaps more acute. At the heart of the Bridging Challenge was nothing less than one of Germany’s most pressing concerns: the task of integrating thousands of refugees into the country’ workforce. The participants? Refugees themselves, who were to use their immediate experience and their unique perspective in devising ways to connect German employers with skilled refugees.
So it was with much anticipation and excitement that we packed into the DOers space to listen to our participants’ presentation. In front of representatives from Challenger Siemens Stiftung, supporters Be An Angel Berlin and Charta der Vielfalt as well as HR reps from various organizations and companies, they revealed a unique app-based tool: Profee.