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Teenage Syrian Refugees in Germany develop an ‘App’ to simplify Germany’s bureocracy

Working through jargon is tough, and when you are an immigrant in a foreign land and you have to go through files of paper work, it’s a tall order. The experience Munzer Khattab and Gaith Zamrik went through when they entered the German land and went through their paper work was enough to make them think and work together and develop an app to make bureaucracy navigable for everyone.

The app deals with translations and navigation to important sites and offices to get the paper work done, the app helps translate the forms into simpler German and also other languages like Arabic and English. The app was named “bureaucrazy” after Munzer Khattab mispronounced the word first when he had to deal with it in Germany. The name is not only creative but also a depiction of reality in Germany’s world of official paper work.

Munzer Khattab and Gaith Zamrik
Munzer Khattab and Gaith Zamrik

Munzer Khattab, Ghaith Zamrik, Omar Alshafai, Yazan Salmo, Mohamad Khattab and Ahmad Alarashi. The boys behind the development of the app are all immigrants who along with the help of Berlin’s ReDi School of Digital Integration, the youngsters learnt the art of coding in this workshop, where the mentors help them, with their independent apps. This is their way of helping immigrants get employments and a secure financial footing.


The app is not only helpful for immigrants but also for the general public of Germany, the app is soon to go up on the market next year on1st January. The app is expected to be used widely not only in Berlin but all over Germany and other parts of Europe.

Angeline. P. Alex | TOC

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