To me, “coexistence” encompasses our shared aspiration to live in peace, regardless of our cultural and ethnic differences.

With this vision, we foster an inclusive society based upon mutual respect and understanding. Taking this approach will unite us in making our society a better place for ourselves and for the next generation. Cultural differences should bring us together and enable us to learn from each other.

Bjeen Alhassan – Founder of TOK

Refugee led organization

Bjeen Alhassan, who fled to Germany in 2014 and faced discrimination and racism, established Transfer of Knowledge to aid refugee women in Germany and war-torn areas. With a master’s degree in business administration and a specialization in workforce development in conflict zones, Bjeen is dedicated to empowering women and equipping them with the resources to conquer adversity.

Our Vision

A world in which refugee women in Germany, as well as women in conflict zones, are empowered through education to gain their independence. We aim to create a better future for all by empowering these women.

Our Mission

Our mission is to mobilize the global community to equip refugee women with the fundamentals for a better life, particularly through access to high-quality education.

Our Story

Our story began with the award of the National Integration Prize, when Bijîn recognized the lack of adequate representation of refugee women. Since then, our association has made it a priority to bring more women with a refugee background into the spotlight to share their experiences and offer courage and inspiration to others.

National Integration award

Bjeen Alhassan, a passionate activist, was awarded the National Integration Prize 2020. As a refugee woman, she is dedicated to advocating for the integration of refugee women in Germany. Her remarkable efforts have earned her this prestigious recognition. Bjeen’s success serves as an inspiration to others who also want to make a positive change and demonstrates that through collaboration, an open and diverse society is possible.

Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

In 2021, Bjeen Alhassan was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. This award honors outstanding achievements and dedication to the german society. Bjeen was awarded by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier for her commitment and support of “Participation in the Immigration Society“.

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