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 (Bijîn in Kurdish) is the founder of Transfer of Knowledge. Born in Northeast Syria, she fled the conflict in 2014.
Bjeen has a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Damascus and went on to obtain her Masters from Emden in 2019. She is fluent in Kurdish Kurmanji, Arabic, German and English.
In 2020, Bjeen not only received her German passport, but also the National Integration Award. Presented by formerLearning with BijinChancellor Angela Merkel, it recognizes exceptional achievements in helping refugee women living in germany. the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier for her commitment and support of "Participation in the Immigration Society“.
Bjeen founded Transfer of Knowledge in April 2021, a non-profit aimed at empowering refugee women. By utilizing her skills, experiences, and knowledge, she supports women in achieving financial independence and social inclusion. In addition to her expertise in female empowerment, she is also an effective public speaker.