Voluntary initiatives at KIT

AniKA - Arriving in Karlsruhe

AniKA is an alliance of actors working on integration policy in the city of Karlsruhe. Its goal is to provide new immigrants with simple and clear support and to make it easier for them to find their way around their new home.

Friends of Asylum e.V.

The fka – Friends of Asylum Karlsruhe e.V. (fka) was founded in 1987 with the aim of making it easier for people with a refugee and migrant background to integrate into Germany and to give them the right start-up help. 
The cornerstones of the work are the areas of counseling, education and trauma work. 

EduRef - Education for Refugees e.V. 

EduRef is a non-profit association from Karlsruhe and a university group at KIT. Their goal is to provide free education for refugees, especially in the IT sector.
The courses comprise of Java programming courses for both beginners and advanced as well as Microsoft Office for beginners.

Refugee Aid Karlsruhe e.V.

Refugees and Karlsruhe residents have formed the refugee aid Karlsruhe e.V. since 2017.

Refugee aid at KIT

At times, several hundred KIT employees and students have volunteered in the refugee aid initiative at KIT. With the aim of improving the living conditions of the refugees in the local emergency shelters, the volunteers organized a tea room, a craft session, a clothing room and much more. The KIT refugee aid has continued to be committed since the accommodations were closed on June 30, 2016 and has shifted its focus from initial/emergency care to integration offers.