Welcome to Roof for Humanity

 
 

 a foundation who built communal spaces in refugee camps with and for the people that flee for war, prosecution and (nature) violence.

A place to feel welcome and protected in all weather circumstances. A place where children can play, sing, dance, spaces for education, workshops, and all kind of other social activities. 

 

Together with the people from the camp we build this place, share experience, knowledge and moments to never forget. 

During this construction process we discover and stimulate talent, learn from each other and facilitate personal grow. 

By creating something beautiful where they can be proud of, we bring back a part of their dignity.

Building communal spaces together also builds communities! a network of people who stay connected.

Would you like to be part of this community 

or

Do you know a place where a communal space is needed?

 

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Foundation Roof for Humanity

 Signing the deed at Notary Warendorf, happy moment.

Signing the deed at Notary Warendorf, happy moment.

 
 

Yes! it's official

Having operated under the flag of the Boat Refugee Foundation for the past 2,5 years, the time has come for Roof for Humanity to stand on its own in building safe community spaces there where it’s needed.

On the 5th of January 2018, papers were signed that officially made Roof for Humanity a foundation. We are thankful and happy to now contribute to humane conditions for people living as refugees, supervised and supported by our own managing directors and board of advice.

The focus of Roof for Humanity remains unchanged. We long to build places for people to feel welcome and protected from all weather circumstances. A place for people to gather, for children to learn and play, where activities such as workshops, lectures and film nights can be organised easily.

We build these places with the residents of the refugee camps, local people and volunteers. This is how we share our experiences, learn from each other and create a network of people who support one another. Roof for Humanity partners with local companies and organisations to get to know current needs, accurate situations and together seeking opportunities to create a sustainable project.

Near upon, we shall present to you the new foundation team.
So stay tuned!

 

 
 

OUR PROJECTS.

 

Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2016.

In October 2016 we went to Venice Biennale of Architecture to challenge the status-quo. We showed that everyone is equal. There is no they and us. It's all about WE.

 
 In October 2016 we went to Venice Biennale of Architecture to challenge the status-quo. We showed that everyone is equal. There is no they and us. It's all about WE.         

Kavala, Greece 2016.

In July 2015, Narda Beunders (the founder) saw with her own eyes the miserable circumstances that refugees are faced with when arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos.

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Lesbos, Greece 2015.

In July 2015, Narda Beunders (the founder) saw with her own eyes the miserable circumstances that refugees are faced with when arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos. In order to contribute to a more humane arrival and stay for these displaced persons, Beunders built a number of small pavilions.


 

support us.

'Tangible abstraction', a photo exhibition of our event in Venice.

All revenues go to help us build shelters at places where needed.

 
 

Buy a picture of the photo exhibition 'Tangible abstraction' by Melissa Arras, February 2017 at gallery Kryon. Photo's of Roof for Humanity's event at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

https://kryonamsterdam.com/collections/melissa-arras