November 27, 2017 | Posted by: Rrogers
Ahmed loves to run. When he was unable to participate in a language course due to problems with his eyesight, Ancora wondered if there might be a German runner who would be interested in running with him to help him practice speaking German while they ran. As it turns out, there was. Axel has been training… Read More
October 18, 2017 | Posted by: Rrogers
The new Ancora language learning lab is up and running, and students are enjoying it. The classes, offered two days a week, give refugee students the opportunity to learn German language concepts in computer-based lessons, then practice what they’ve learned in a conversation café setting. The skills they are picking up range from learning the alphabet… Read More
May 24, 2017 | Posted by: Rebecca Mayfield
In the past few months, Ancora team members supported local organizations as they produced two refugee programs focused on integration. One event engaged young refugees in a German-language reading competition. The other event created a cooking opportunity for refugee chefs. Both occurred recently on the same weekend with positive feedback from the community. The reading project matched participating refugee… Read More
September 29, 2016 | Posted by: Rebecca Mayfield
Despite having been in country only a short time, the Ancora team is making positive progress connecting with local leaders. Visits to several camps gave our Directors insight into which projects should take priority over the coming months. At present, Ancora intends to focus most heavily in three major areas: Education, Training, and Health & Fitness.