OUR TEAM – Page under construction
“People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou
My name is Bénédicte. I come from France and work in an international organization in Geneva. I have always been very sensitive to the situation of people facing injustice, difficult situations. I love writing and travelling. I have published a first novel, which focuses on the complexity of human relationships, which is the most important to me.
Co-founder and Co-President – Co-head of the video project and the music project
Samad is an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, who lived in Iran for 22 years and has been living in geneva since June 2016. He is working as a volunteer with the Versoix Accueille helping to organize events and activities for residents of the Versoix Abri. He organises such events as discos, football games, picnics, and visiting local areas. He often works as a translator helping the social assistants from the hospice general. He enjoys collaborating in events with Bellevue accueille such as the webster photography project and Nuroz festival for Afghans and Kurds.
May El Kurdi
May is from Lebanon and has been living in Geneva since 2014. She has always been passionate about art ; she was a member of the association l’Atelier de l’Art Plastique in Lebanon. She has participated in several exhibitions and in 2004, she had her own exhibition at UNESCO in Beirut. She was a high school art teacher for ten years. In Geneva May participated in the co-creation of the Refugee Cultural Festival in June 2017. She organizes and participates in artistic activities in several associations. She is patient and enjoys working as a team and loves sharing ideas with others.
Murat manages the Interaction website. He is an online communications specialist working for international organizations. Originally from Mersin, on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, he has been living in Geneva, since August 2016. As someone who has grown up on the sea, he enjoys the change of scenery very much.
Samar is Pakistani and Swiss. She has been an active member of Interactions since a year now, and she helps to coordinate volunteers and is one of the coordinators of the mentorship programme. She supports the Association with other activities as well, including organising events, various workshops pertaining to art, music, and theatre and with fundraising. She enjoys singing, poetry, dancing, yoga and speaks English, French, Urdu and Spanish (intermediate level). She loves to meet people from different cultures and has a background in Sociology and International Development.
Communications and events
My name is Brigitte. I’m from Ticino (the Italian speaking canton of Switzerland), I work & live in Geneva and I have Sri Lankan origins. I love discover new places, people and cultures: taste local foods; wear cultural dresses and practice traditional dances. What makes sense for me? Try to be positive and optimistic even during challenging days; spread happiness and humanity all around me; and last but not least RESPECT all human being regardless their diversity.