“Atheer joined Seas At Risk for a two weeks voluntary experience. Since he has skills in video editing, we tasked him with making a video during a workshop we organised in this period. He had the chance to join a role game with the ± 30 international participants to understand in a practical way the complexity of the work our NGO is engaged in. Seas At Risk would like to thank Tandem for providing NGOs with such a concreate opportunity to actively play a role in the integration of refugees. As an environmental NGO we are close to the problems of the environment but we are also very sensitive to big current societal challenges such as the refugees. We feel that our society is not doing enough to welcome and integrate refugees and we found the Tandem opportunity as an option to give our small contribution despite our little resources and open a window on a different world. The tandem experience helped Seas At Risk team to feel closer to the refugees’ world and to better understand the challenges a refugee has to face. This experience also helped build bridges among two different cultures.”

Seas At Risk