2017

Words of Welcome, Verein Fur Berliner Stadtmission, Germany

Words of Welcome is a design concept that turns every aid donation into a German language lesson. With the help of language experts, a phonetic system that combines German language and the Arabic script was created.

Printing the transcriptions on a simple roll of box tape made it easy for volunteers and refugees to repackage the donations on site. The tape uses 7 different colours representing different product categories - helping to differentiate food, sanitary, medical and baby products. The platform caters for the first 28 words every refugee
needs to learn so they can communicate their basic needs.

An online platform enables people to help spread the word to other citizens, brands and corporations to attract new sponsors.To date, over 70.000 metres of tape to help refugees learn German - helping asylum seekers feel more understood and more welcome in their new environment.

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Words of Welcome,  Verein Fur Berliner Stadtmission, Germany