Talaki is a DIS community project initiated by DIS teachers, students and parents to support the integration of refugees. The Arabic word Talaki means 'Come Together'. The aim is to create a friendly and welcoming environment for local refugee families to get to know the international community at DIS through joint activities, e.g. play music together, games, sports and many more.
The DIS Talaki team organizes events at school 2-3 times a school year. After having organized several Talaki events at school, the team organized the first concert for everybody who loves world music.
It was an amazing benefit concert end of October 2016! Sold out, fantastic atmosphere and the world's best music with Banda Internationale, The DIStortions, Eduardo Mota and Cesar Mario Garcia Galvez! We thank all musicians, students, DIS staff, families and guests, who made this event possible and supported the Dresden organisation Mission Lifeline Seenotrettung. In total 4,805.30 Euro were raised to support the "Mission Lifeline Seenotrettung e.V." This project was initiated by Dresden Balkan-Konvoi to save lives in the Mediterranean Sea.
March 2017: The ship can be bought!
The organization is now able to buy the ship. They are able to buy the ship that costs 130,000 Euro. To get everything going the organization is raising more funds to finance additional costs, for example only the transport to Hamburg costs 8,000 Euro. We will continue supporting the initiative!
A ship goes on a journey
Grade 11 students and their art teacher have created a "ship of hope" to realize a long term support. The ship will travel to friends and supporters and collect more donations to finance the missions and additional costs such as transport to Hamburg, personnel. The art object will travel from a school to a company to a practice. If you want to be the next harbor or you know a place for the ship, please contact talaki(at)dresden-is.de