“Honestly, I had loads of fun!”

Amani Koffi Désiré

Place of assignment: Reutlingen, Germany

Organisation: Diakonisches Werk Württemberg

Amani Koffi Désiré comes from the Ivory Coast and did voluntary service at the Arbeitskreis Eine Welt Reutlingen e.V..

My name is KANGA Amani Koffi Désiré and I come from Côte d’Ivoire. I volunteered through Germany’s Federal Volunteer Service and the weltwärts programme from September 2018 to August 2019. My place of assignment was the development education centre (EPiZ) of Eine Welt Reutlingen e.V.

Amani stands in front of a wall with graffiti and smiles at the camera. In his hand, he holds a spray can.
Taking part in a graffiti workshop with other volunteers in Reutlingen.

Learning from one another

My work revolved around the theme of “learning from one another”. I was able to learn a lot about the various programmes and projects run by my place of assignment and to find out about, assist in and deliver global learning courses.

There are flipchart sheets on the floor. The programme of a seminar is written on them.
Drawing up the timetable for a seminar in Bad Urach.

My tasks

My place of assignment involved many different tasks. I reflected on event concepts and helped with the content and organisation of different events. I also helped and took part in the “Global Facilitator” training course as well as delivering courses concerning my own area of responsibility, sometimes together with experienced instructors.

Several piles of brochures lying on a table in the library.
Helping the library prepare a mailing campaign.

Other tasks at my place of assignment included communicating with partner schools, assisting the library and helping visiting instructors.

"I can honestly say my voluntary service was loads of fun and it was great to work in a team with very open-minded people."

Amani sitting on a cement pillar at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.
A birthday present from my host family - a trip to Berlin