WHAT IS SINGA?
SINGA Deutschland was founded in 2016. We are devoted to create meaningful connections between locals and newcomers. Our portfolio includes SINGA Business Lab, Professional Mentoring, Perspektive neuStart. We are also proud of our successfully completed project Integration neu denken. Our activities are taking place in Berlin and the surrounding area. At the same time we support organizations and initiatives all over Germany in implementing innovative projects that lead towards an inclusive society.
'SINGA' is a word in the Lingala language spoken in Congo and means 'connection'.
The first SINGA organization was founded 2012 in Paris. Since then SINGA France has successfully established an international network of engaged people. Today local SINGA organizations can be found in France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Great Britain, Canada and Switzerland. All local organizations share common values but are tailoring their work according to local needs.
After his studies and work on 4 continents Fabian has found his home again in Berlin. He is fascinated by human connections and the inspirations they can create and has therefore found a perfect place for himself at SINGA. Fabian has been part of the team since 2016 and in the management since 2018.
Luisa's curiosity for a myriad of migration related topics has brought her to work and study migration, while on the move herself. Whether conducting research, consulting or working for international organisations in Morocco, Turkey or Germany, her work has always involved departing and arriving in new places. She has long been concerned with the question: "How can people be empowered to engage in society to their full potential when arriving in a new place?" Luisa was inspired to co-found SINGA Deutschland after working with SINGA France. Since a few months, she has been making good use of her experience to support the SINGA team as an advisor.
Ghayth Mohamad Nashed
Manuel has always been passionate about changing the world - starting with human rights activism when he was a teenager. After graduation Manuel worked in politics and public administration in Berlin before moving on to the business world where he worked in Hamburg, Vienna and Amsterdam as part of the management team of a large global corporation. Back in Berlin Manuel worked as a volunteer manager and social worker in a refugee home before joining SINGA. He has a Masters degree in Anthropology from Sussex University (UK) and is a qualified coach.
Originally from southern France, Xavier has worked and studied in the UK, Spain and Argentina. He arrived to Berlin from Barcelona in 2015, thinking that he would soon get back to the sunny beaches and mountains, then discovered that summers and food aren’t so bad up here and ended up staying. He has worked since then in the startup and social entrepreneurship field, and joined SINGA as a project manager in 2020.
Amelie is fascinated by the power of innovation to bring out opportunities where they may be least expected. With an academic and professional background in entrepreneurship and innovation management, it was in particular her experience working together with young entrepreneurs in Uganda that inspired her to start SINGA Business Lab in Stuttgart. Having lived, studied and worked all around the world she sees the positive influence of welcoming encounters and perspectives and the value they create for a healthy society.
After having studied civil engineering and with several years of industry experience, Peter felt the urge to have a greater impact on people’s lives. Joining the Social Innovation Academy in Uganda and working with marginalized youth to start social businesses had a huge impact on his own life. Deeply motivated by the empowering effects of entrepreneurship, he is now using his knowledge and experience back home. Having found his own purposeful way of life he wants to enable others to build their own fulfilling perspectives.
Mohammed Chikh Albasatneh
Mohammed is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs in achieving their mission, professional goals and dreams. After obtaining his degree in Economics and Business Administration, he gained managerial experience in the field of HR Training & Development and worked as a consultant in multiple international consultancy projects. He values quality and creativity.