DRK Rheinland-Pfalz: An Internet Point serving and served by Residents at the Refugee Home Hermeskeil

August 2016. Residents, politicians, and representatives from Google and DRK Landesverband Rheinland Pfalz cheered when the doors opened August 1st, 2016 for the Internet Point at the refugee home Hermeskeil.


The Internet Point, a sort of Internet cafe, is operated by asylum-seekers for asylum-seekers. In the Internet Point residents can go online with Google Chromebooks and independently learn German and research information about Germany and the asylum application procedure. The Chromebooks are also used to search for bus connections and travel routes and solve communication challenges. Google translate comes in handy to help communicate medical needs.

Post by Sybille Fleischmann, NetHope-Project Reconnect