‘FreiZeit für junge Geflüchtete’ works under the umbrella of ‘Exil e. V. – Osnabrücker Zentrum für Flüchtlinge’ (centre for refugees in Osnabrück), in whose offices we hold our weekly organizational meetings. The biggest goal of the project is to offer refugees in the district and city of Osnabrück a variety of leisure activities and to accompany them in order to give the concerned people a change from their everyday lives.
Our project consists of two sister projects that pursue the same goal but address different target groups. The first sister project – ‘FreiZeit für Flüchtlingskinder’ (short FFF) – works with children and young people from the initial reception facility in Bramsche-Hesepe. The second sister project – ‘UMFdenken – jetzt!’ (short UMF) – works with “unaccompanied minor refugees.” Both projects work hand in hand under the name “FreiZeit für junge Geflüchtete” (free time for young refugees) – weekly organizational meetings are held together, public events are organized and team days are spent.