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 experienced discrimination and racism, founded Transfer of Knowledge to support refugee women in Germany and war zones. With a master's degree in business administration and a specialization in human resource development in war zones, Bjeen advocates for the empowerment of women and equips them with the tools to overcome challenges.

Our Vision

A world in which refugee women in Germany, as well as women in war zones, are empowered through education to achieve their independence. By empowering them, we aim to create a better future for everyone.

Our Mission

Our mission is to mobilize the international community to equip girls and women with the foundations for a better life, particularly through access to higher education


We believe that each team member brings a unique strength and perspective, and together we can achieve great things. We foster an open and supportive work atmosphere. Our team meetings are defined by the ongoing exchange of ideas. Few facts about us: our youngest member is 21 years old, we are spread across the cities of Kiel, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Cologne, and Emden, and together we speak seven languages. We are very excited to meet you!

Our Story

Our story began with the National Integration Award when Bjeen acknowledged that there was a lack of representation for refugee women. Since then, we have been dedicated to bringing more refugee women into the spotlight to share their experiences and inspire and encourage others.


Bjeen Alhassan, a committed activist, was awarded the National Integration Award in 2020. As a refugee woman, she passionately advocates for the integration of refugee women in Germany. Her remarkable efforts have earned her this prestigious recognition. Bjeen's success stands as an inspiration to others who also want to create positive change, and shows that by supporting each other, an open and diverse society is possible.


Bjeen Alhassan received the Federal Order of Merit in 2021. This award recognizes her outstanding achievements and social commitment. Bjeen is known for her work towards an inclusive and equal society and this award shows the recognition of her achievements.


The Exile Museum in Berlin has opened and shows the history of political emigrants in Germany. At the opening, Bjeen took part in a panel discussion, together with Nobel Prize winner Herta Müller. They discussed the importance of exile and integration in today's society and the need to preserve the history of political emigrants. The Exile Museum is an important place for remembering exiled political activists and their contributions to German society.

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