Welcome on the website of the charity association "Refugees Online e.V."!
The association was founded in December 2014 by a private initiative whose goal it is to provide refugee and asylum seekers facilities with computers and free internet access.
In most cases, the internet is the only way for refugees to keep in touch with their families and to get access to information. We support refugees by providing free internet access and help them cope with the isolation whilst away from their home countries and their families.
Our first project was the refugee reception unit at the Fliegerhorst in Fuerstenfeldbruck, which went online in February 2015. By now, we are taking care of more than 150 facilities. We have been working together with AsylPlus e.V. for a few months now. They can provide facilities with computers as well and have also created a wonderful Online-Learning-Platform for asylum seekers, which is helpful for integrating the people who fled into our country.
Throughout the past year, we have built up a great amount of technical know-how that we would be happy to share. Against the background of the amendments to the Telemediengesetz we have worked out a solution that largely prevents misuse and minimizes the risk of liability for the operator of an internet access. To accomplish this, we use professional wireless-LAN hotspot-systems and only give out access codes to registered users. That might be a bit of a pain for the residents at first, but handling of the codes is quickly learned and the service is always responded to very well.
We are happy to advise any other helpers associations who are interested and we also give out pre-configured systems at original costs.
Our work for refugees is for free, but by no means for nothing. The expenses for internet, technical infrastructure and consumable supplies are solely financed by donations, which is why we are dependent on your contributions.
Our association is recognised as charitable, therefore we are able to give out donation receipts for contributions of 50€ or more.
Refugees Online e.V.
Kreissparkasse München Starnberg Ebersberg
||DE28 7025 0150 0028 0161 52