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Groups report on their exchange projects

International exchanges and working together on a project are valuable experiences for all those involved. Learn here how other youth groups have worked together to achieve more sustainability and how they experienced the process. Maybe you’ll be inspired to come up with some ideas for an exchange project of your own!

Decoration picture: Hands under a water tap

SDG6:Ensureavailabilityandsustainablemanagementofwaterandsanitationforall.

Water as a connecting element

Partner country: Rwanda

Together for a more sustainable future: The 22 participants from the German girl guide association St George and Association des Guides du Rwanda collaborated on a project on Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation). Not only did they learn a lot about water consumption, rainwater and hygiene, their close cooperation strengthened the partnership and even gave rise to new projects.

Decoration picture: A banana peel, batteries and an empty cola can, the lettering SDG 12 and a recycling symbol on yellow background.

SDG12:Ensuresustainableconsumptionandproductionpatterns.

Two countries, one topic: Responsible consumption in Senegal and Germany

Partner country: Senegal

In March 2017, a group of ten participants from Amis de la Nature set out from Senegal to Germany for their first exchange visit to their partners at Naturfreundejugend Deutschlands in Berlin. Their plan is to draw on ideas and input relating to responsible consumption and sustainable tourism to produce a newspaper for young people in German and French. The return visit to Dakar is scheduled for March 2018 but the project partners have sent us this report in the meantime.

Decoration picture: Three hands pointing into the air in front of a tablet and the lettering SDG 4

SDG4:Ensureinclusiveandequitablequalityeducationandpromotelifelonglearningopportunitiesforall.

Improving education in Germany and Namibia

Partner country: Namibia

Improve education quality: that was the aim that Suni and Light for the Children from Namibia had in mind as they launched their exchange project with funding from weltwärts. The 14 participants visited each other, learned about the education systems in the respective other country and split into smaller groups to design new concepts to help achieve their aim. Their efforts paid off in more ways than one: they received an engagement award for their work.