Afrem Shemunkasho, Bachelor of Science student in Business Administration at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, wants to make a difference in society. Because of that, he is a scholarship holder of the programme “Geh deinen Weg” of Deutschlandstiftung Integration, a foundation for integration initiated by the Association of German Magazine Publishers, since the start of the year. Last September the induction ceremony took place in Berlin. The programme lasts two years for each student. The Bachelor student wants to promote intercultural dialogue – especially in complicated times, says Afrem Shemunkasho, son of an Aramaen family from South Eastern Anatolia.
“Through START-Stiftung, an organisation for highschool students with migrant background, I got to know Deutschlandstiftung Integration which is very similar but for ambitious university students”, says Afrem Shemunkasho. Hence, he applied for the Deutschlandstiftung. A written application as well as a personal interview was required. The programme is not about financial support. It focuses on the personal exchange between the scholarship holders. Moreover, the students get in contact with leading personalities from economy, culture and administration. Furthermore, every participant gets a personal mentor.