About

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Our association, Kesha Niya (Sorani Kurdish for ‘No Problem’) is a project what aims to create a better and welcoming atmosphere for refugees in Europe.
We were founded on the idea that all humans are entitled to certain rights including having their basic needs, despite any failure by the government or state entities to provide them.
Our main objective is preparing and distributing healthy and culturally familiar food to the refugees.
We are  a grassroots organisation, working in solidarity with and for refugees in Europe to give aid during one of the worst humanitarian crises of our lifetimes.

Our first project was in the refugee Camp La Liniere, 59760 Grande-Synthe in France from the 07.03.16 to 31.03.17. During this time, we worked side by side with Kurdish refugee residents of the camp to run a fully equipped kitchen for three meals a day as well as a tea tent, tandoori bakery for preparing naan bread, in addition to what ever other necessary task that presented itself.
What set us apart from many other organisations is that we involved the refugees on all the levels of preparation and distribution of the meals, which enabled and included them in their own community instead of victimizing and patronizing them.


In the end of March 2017, we had to close our kitchen with a heavy heart in order to regroup, reorganize and continue our project at the next location – the French/Italian border.

DONATIONS AND EXPOSURE IS WHAT KEEPS US GOING, SO THAT OUR WORK CAN CONTINUE.

Every share, post, tag, etc helps to spread the word of our mission.

If you like to keep us going please donate to the following sites:

– Betterplace: https://www.betterplace.org/en/projects/44970 (Credit card, bank transfer, paypal, giropay)

– Paypal via Email: schoenere.willkommenskultur@gmail.com (https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/send-money-online)

– Paypal: https://www.PayPal.me/keshaniya

– Bitcoin: 1LWDTN4yfW3Nj2a5Pi1umn4fgm6p9DfJZa

-Bank account:
Depositor: Schoenere Willkommenskultur e. V.
IBAN: DE70290501010081690141
SWIFT/BIC-Code: SBREDE22XXX

For item donations, contact us directly by email or phone.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact keshaniyakitchen@gmail.com
– include your full name,
– contact number
– dates of availability

Thanks for standing in solidarity with us!

– the Kesha Niya crew

Donations needed:

    • basmati rice
    • red lentils
    • dry white beans
    • chickpeas
    • tomato concentrate
    • chopped tomatoes
    • sunflower and olive oil
    • lemon juice
    • tahini
    • sugar
    • salt
    • biscuits

Fresh food:

  • orange
  • lemon
  • banana
  • apple
  • pears
  • aubergine
  • zucchini
  • peppers
  • tomatoes
  • onions
  • potatoes
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • bread

Other:

  • paper towels
  • organic disinfectant
  • gloves
  • organic washing up liquid
  • sponges
  • cling film (plastic wrap)
  • spoons
  • food boxes

Mentions:
www.kedistan.net

www.refugeeroads.com

www.medium.com/@AreYouSyrious

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