We all breathe the same air. Our responsibility is to build a caring and open-minded community through teamwork and communication. Respect and equality is what we want to achieve.

Head of House: Carmen Mena Elvira
House Captain: Marlene Bolms
Vice Captain: Tristan Hertzberg, Savannah Vrakking

House Charity / Organization:  Berliner Obdachlosenhilfe e.V.

 

Link to charity:  (http://www.berliner-obdachlosenhilfe.de/

 

Rationale behind choice of charity:

We appreciate that Berlin is a community we share with people from many different walks of life. As a House we believe in supporting members of our community who have fallen on hard times because, after all, there is more that unites us than divides us. In working with Berliner Obdachlosenhilfe e.V., we hope to improve our awareness of the homeless situation in Berlin, and positively contribute to the lives of the homeless population. Shared respect and understanding is a key part of our goal.

 

Current House / TG action: 

Grade 7 and 8 students from Air Tutor Group 2 proudly represented Air House as they introduced Berliner Obdachlosenhilfe e.V. in a Secondary School assembly on Friday November 11th. In addition to providing a general introduction, students interviewed three volunteer workers from the organisation. Not only did the students present themselves in a very professional manner, they also managed the bilingual interview (with live translation!) with ease.

On Saturday November 12th, three senior students (and Ms Scott) volunteered at the Berlin Obdachlosenhilfe e.V. Saturday tour. This involved spending many hours chopping up fruit and vegetables to assist in the preparation of hearty meals which were delivered to the homeless. At Leopoldplatz we helped serve the hot meals, tea and coffee.

Future actions:

  • Air House is just about to launch its donation drive based on the donation wishlist from Berliner Obdachlosenhilfe e.V.

  • Throughout the year, senior students (who are fifteen years and older) will volunteer once per month on a Saturday “tour” with Berliner Obdachlosenhilfe e.V. The next volunteering date is Saturday December 10th.

  • In-school fundraisers for Berlinder Obdachlosenhilfe e.V. are currently in development.