Bridges between people

What do we stand for?

Cultural Lights seeks to build bridges between cultures and people. Our experts offer intercultural knowledge and practice-related experience in the form of consultations, coaching, seminars, and training.

Abdulhamid Douedari

Founder/ CEO

“If you want to build a ship, do not ask people to find wood, prepare tools or assign tasks to make work easier. Instead, inspire people’s longing for the wide, endless sea.”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

a.douedari@cultural-lights.com

Abdulhamid Douedari studied Law at the Beirut Arab University in Lebanon and Aleppo University in Syria. Thereafter, he worked as a lawyer and a building contractor in Syria. In 2014, he founded the placement agency “German-Medservice” which arranges the placement of foreign students and patients in Germany. Mr. Douedari worked as a self-employed entrepreneur and was involved in a variety of areas of international trade, particularly in Arabic countries. Since 2016, he has worked in intercultural communication and integration as a freelance lecturer and coach for educational institutions and various companies and corporations. This work ranges from youth and adult qualifications, coaching for managers, presentations on communication and motivational training such as further education of lecturers. Through Cultural Lights, Mr. Douedari founded a certified company dedicated to education focused on integration. Mr. Douedari works as a lecturer and trainer offering courses in Motivation and Integration in German and Arabic.

Hedi Blödorn

Founder/ CEO

“Problems cannot be solved with the same mindset that created them”

- Albert Einstein

hedi.bloedorn@cultural-lights.com

Hedi Blödorn completed her Bachelor’s degree in Egyptology at the Helwan University in Cairo. Mrs. Blödorn studied a diploma in Political Analysis at the Institute for Political Analysis in Berlin and a Master’s in Islamic Studies, specialising in Radicalisation and De-radicalisation, at the Free University in Berlin. She has since been a coach, translator and lecturer for Integration, Communication and Motivation, among other things, for the German Red Cross, a lecturer for Social Competence at the Free University in Berlin in the Comparative Culture Psychology Department, volunteered as a lecturer for Communication, Politics and Integration and has been active nationwide in various national and private companies and corporations. On behalf of the senates of Berlin, Mrs. Blödorn was the chair of the Arabic division of the “My way to live” project from 2016-2019. Now she is a freelance trainer and lecturer, giving courses and lectures on Motivation, Political Analysis and Integration Strategies in German, English and Arabic. She also speaks English and French.

Julius Werthmann

Office manager

j.werthmann@cultural-lights.com

Julius Werthmann studied Sociology, Ergonomics and Psychology at the TU in Berlin. Among other things, he worked as a team leader and communications trainer in Dialogue Marketing. During his studies, he worked for the German Society for International Cooperation at the Council for Sustainable Development. Julius Werthmann volunteered as a trainer in youth work and is committed to the plight of refugees. He is responsible for project coordination and administration for Cultural Lights.

Sabine Balow

Project coordination and development

sabine.balow@cultural-lights.com

Sabine Balow graduated with a diploma from the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Primarily she worked at the building academy in Berlin and later as a senior site manager nationwide and in Scandinavia. Since 2010, she has worked as a freelance German teacher for French language students. She supports the annual children’s chess Abrafaxe tournament as a volunteer. As well as her mother tongue, she speaks English. Mrs. Balow works as an office and project coordinator for Cultural Lights.

Lana Ayashi

Social media strategy

lana.ayashi@cultural-lights.com

After Lana Ayashi completed her high school diploma at the International Education School in Riad, Saudi Arabia, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Passau. She became an intern accompanying German business delegates working in media and communication in various Arabic countries. In addition to her mother tongue, Arabic, she speaks English and German. She is responsible for social media for Cultural Lights.

Majdeddin Asfari

Employee/Lecturer

majdeddin.asfari@cultural-lights.com

Majdeddin Asfari studied Law at the University of Aleppo and thereafter worked as a banker and branch manager for the Industry Bank, the Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi and the Qatar National Bank in Idlib. As well as Arabic, he speaks English, Turkish and German and offers integration courses in German and Arabic for Cultural Lights.

Amjad Alismaeil

Employee/Lecturer

amjad.alismaeil@cultural-lights.com

Amjad Alahmad Alismaeil studied at the Al-Furat University in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering. In his home country, he volunteered at the Red Half-Moon Organisation in Deir ez-Zor. In addition to his mother tongue, Arabic, Mr. Alismaeil speaks English and German. He works as a lecturer and offers integration courses for Cultural Lights.