The Association for Culture and Education gives an insight into three new projects in the Union Halle in Frankfurt. It’s about the fight against racism and extremism.
During an event, the Association for Culture and Education (Kubi) provided information on the current status of its three projects, which take a preventive stand against racism and extremism and were founded last year. To this end, Kubi invited guests from participating migrant associations, participating partners and supporters from state and city politics to the Union Halle.
With the project “Participative Parents Strengthening in the Educational Region East” (PEB), Kubi will encourage and motivate parents in primary schools to actively participate and get involved in their children’s school activities. PEB is aimed at migrant parents who are not yet familiar with the German school and education system. The project is located in the districts of Bergen-Enkheim, Seckbach, Riederwald, Fechenheim, Bornheim, Nordend-Ost and Ostend. So far, nine primary schools are involved. Project employee Salvatore Tati recalls that the need for advice was particularly high in the first Corona year.
With the “Hand in Hand Against Extremism” project, Kubi supports employees of the communal accommodation facilities in recognizing, assessing and intervening tendencies towards radicalization among young male refugees at an early stage. “The residents should deal with life in a pluralistic, democratic society in workshops,” says coordinator Linda Petsch. Opportunities are also to be created to enable dying residents to actively participate in the accommodation or in the district.
The third project “Migrant Organizations Network for Democracy” (MOND) aims to network migrant organizations in the fight for democracy and against racism. The core component of the project is training to become a multiplier. The training program includes 18 workshops on topics such as democracy, public relations and political education. So far, 19 institutions from Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main area have been involved, says project manager Gelincik Tuzcu.
For city councilor and sister of the founder Arif Arslaner, Hilime Arslaner-Gölbasi, “Kubi was always up to date”. They had a nose for what the current need was and initiated corresponding projects.
Mayor Nargess Eskandari-Grünberg (Greens) also emphasized early on in her greeting that Arslaner had that work and education were important for the participation of migrant families. “You helped build this country. You did it differently. Despite everything, they are still faced with discrimination and inequality of opportunity to this day. “