The values of tolerance, compassion, sharing, giving, kindness, and reconciliation are paramount for refugee recovery and empowerment.

Tolerance – the capacity to accept and respect differences, allowing individuals to coexist peacefully despite varying beliefs, backgrounds, or perspectives. It’s about fostering understanding and embracing diversity within society.  “Tolerance is respect, acceptance, and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human.’ – UNESCO Declaration of Principles on Tolerance

Compassion – the empathetic concern for the well-being of others, leading to acts of kindness and understanding in times of need. It involves recognizing and alleviating the suffering of others, regardless of their circumstances. ‘Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” – Albert Einstein.

Sharing – involves willingly distributing resources, time, or knowledge with others, fostering a sense of community and interconnectedness. It’s about recognizing abundance and ensuring equitable access to opportunities and benefits. The concept of sharing is deeply ingrained in many religious and cultural teachings, such as the biblical principle of “love thy neighbour as thyself” (Leviticus 19:18).

Giving – the selfless act of providing aid, support, or assistance to those in need, often without expecting anything in return. It reflects a spirit of generosity and empathy towards others. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

Kindness – embodies the expression of goodwill and generosity towards others, promoting positive interactions and relationships. It involves acts of warmth, empathy, and consideration for the well-being of others. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can see.”- Mark Twain

Reconciliation – the process of restoring harmony and resolving conflicts, often through forgiveness, communication, and mutual understanding, fostering healing and peace within communities and relationships. It’s about moving past grievances and building bridges towards a shared future. “The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” – Marianne Williamson.

These values collectively provide the foundation for refugee recovery and empowerment, enabling individuals to overcome adversity and rebuild their lives with dignity and resilience.

Tolerance fosters inclusive communities where refugees are accepted and respected, giving them a sense of belonging and dignity. Compassion guides individuals and organizations to address refugees’ suffering with empathy and support, nurturing their well-being amidst adversity. Sharing resources and support networks enables refugees to access the assistance they need to rebuild their lives and integrate into new communities. Giving, whether through aid, volunteer work, or advocacy, provides tangible assistance and demonstrates solidarity with refugees in their journey towards recovery. Kindness promotes positive interactions and relationships, fostering a sense of belonging and mutual support among refugees and host communities. Finally, reconciliation efforts are crucial for healing past traumas, rebuilding trust, and fostering peaceful coexistence, laying the foundation for refugees to thrive and contribute to society. Together, these values form the bedrock of refugee recovery and empowerment, offering hope, dignity, and opportunities for a brighter future.

 

Mission and goals

Our Mission

Our mission at The CAMPUS is to establish a pioneering institute dedicated to fostering refugees’ holistic readjustment, recovery, and sustainable growth alongside their invaluable professional support networks. We strive to empower individuals and communities through comprehensive programs and synergistic initiatives, facilitating their journey towards resilience, self-reliance, and inclusive development.

Our Goals

Capacity Building:
  1. Enhancing human capacity through targeted training programs designed to address the diverse needs and challenges of refugees, professionals, supportive communities, and policymakers.
  2. Strengthening refugee capabilities to create new employment opportunities and live with dignity.
  3. Facilitating capacity-building initiatives within host communities to empower refugees, enabling them to rebuild their homelands and facilitate voluntary repatriation.
  4. Fostering the development of social, economic, professional, and political leadership skills among refugees and their supporting professional networks.
Support:

  1. Establishing and cultivating diverse recovery and support programs, particularly on initiatives aimed at vulnerable children and youth, women, and single mothers.
  2. Offering support and resources for individuals and communities affected by conflict, trauma, and historical injustices.

Advocacy:

  1. Advocating for sensitive, supportive, and inclusive attitudes toward refugees locally and globally.
  2. Advancing global responsibility and fostering collaborative international efforts to support, empower, and assist refugees wherever they may be.
  3. Advocating for local, national, and international policies and initiatives that promote peace, reconciliation, and social justice.

Reconciliation:

  1. Facilitating cross-cultural exchanges, educational programs, and collaborative initiatives that promote mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation between diverse communities.
  2. Facilitating open and constructive dialogues between conflicting parties to foster mutual understanding.
  3. Providing a safe and inclusive space for dialogue where individuals can share their experiences, perspectives, and aspirations without fear of judgment or reprisal.

Engagement:

  1. Gender Equality: Empowering refugee women by enhancing their knowledge, skills, and capabilities to realize their economic potential and self-value.
  2. Intercultural Dialogue: Establishing a space for intercultural and multicultural solidarity, promoting gender equality and human brotherhood through volunteering and giving.
  3. Multi-lateral Responsibility: Facilitating collaboration between German and Israeli societies to address the refugee crisis, including facing exile, persecution,extreme poverty, and uncertainty. Improving the capacities of refugees hosted in Germany and neighboring countries to advance their self-reliance capabilities and help them return to their countries of origin empowered and engaged in productive economic activities, rebuilding their lives.
  4. Global Caring: Increasing global awareness of the ongoing situation, challenges, and fate of refugees.