Trampoline Times is a group in Trampoline House that focuses on journalism. Our goal is to give new perspectives about refugees in Denmark based on facts and our own experiences.
We meet for classes and workshops, and also practice our skills. For instance, we have some homework like writing short articles, and then we discuss them in the class. Sometimes, we bring articles from the internet, and discuss them.
We learn about media, freedom of speech, writing skills, news, and all the different kinds of sources that are used in journalism. We compare journalism in our different countries and discuss what makes journalism good or bad.
You don’t need to have experience in order to be a part of the group. Some people in the group wanted to work with journalism in their home countries, but they couldn’t. You just need to be interested in learning.
Text by: Hedayat Tajek, volunteer in Trampoline Times, and Kajsa Böttcher Messell, Communications Coordinator.
Read our stories:
David is originally from China and now volunteering in Trampoline House. He has written a poem about hope.
“The kids with citizenship got all that is needed, but not children who are growing up in the camps. I'm just sorry they don't have the same rights as Danish citizens. Also, they don't have the same opportunity, freedom, house, food, generally normal life.”
“There is discrimination on both sides. She wasn’t completely comfortable telling us that she was from Dansk Folkeparti. That’s why it’s an important thing for us to go to People’s Meeting and talk with people that are different from us.”
“If someone would ask what I miss the most from home, I would tell them I missed the smell of my mother and my brother. And the voice of the man I loved.”
At this year’s Roskilde Festival, Trampoline House’s catering service Sisters’ Cuisine opened their own food stall in the Festival’s food court. It was a great experience, and hopefully a step towards opening a permanent Sisters’ Cuisine restaurant in the future.
"There were politicians who came and spoke with local people, something that is the opposite of in my country, and I think Danish people should be proud of their democratic culture"