Since the historical resistance of Kobani the revolution in Rojava is inspiring revolutionaries from all over the world. Many want to take part in it and learn from the experiences of the movement here. In order to give a meaningful contribution, it is important to understand the dynamics of Rojava. Without knowing the history, culture and mentality of the region, the view on Rojava will always remain an outsider’s perspective. Education is the key to understanding and practice.

Our education focuses on history, culture and ethics. Another main aspect is learning the languages of the societies we live in. Without knowing one of the local languages it is hard to feel and understand social processes and contradictions in this revolution. Speaking a local language is more than just the technical ability to communicate – if you want to become part of the collective structures you have to learn Kurdish, Arabic or Syriac.