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Experience weltwärts

In this section you can find contributions from weltwärts volunteers, in which they tell you about their project or their experiences in Germany. Whether through social media, short video clips, great photos or detailed testimonials: find out how exciting volunteering with weltwärts is, what challenges volunteers face and what shaping experiences they take home with them.

Embracing a new phase in my life

Hannah Eul was on assignment in Benin from August 2019 to March 2020, volunteering with an NGO that helps young people from difficult family backgrounds.

Hannah und Simon waren mit Jesuit Volunteers in Indien und haben dort an einer Jesuitenschule ihren weltwärts-Freiwilligendienst absolviert. ⁠⁠
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Falls du auch auf der Suche nach einer Organisation bist und dich gerne mal informieren möchtest, dann hast du jetzt die beste Gelegenheit dazu: Am 19. Oktober und am 7. Dezember 2021 finden um jeweils 19 Uhr Online-Infoabende von Jesuit Volunteers statt. Anmelden kannst du dich per Mail an: jesuitvolunteers@jesuitenmission.de⁠⁠ ⁠⁠
Bewerbungsschluss für eine Ausreise im Sommer 2022 ist am 15. Januar 2022 – also nutz die Chance ...

“Honestly, I had loads of fun!”

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.

Auch in Peru gibt es „Fridays For Future“ Demonstrationen. Über Ecoselva hat Lorena ihren Freiwilligendienst bei der Partnerorganisation AMPA in Peru verbracht und war hautnah bei „Viernes Por El Futuro“ dabei. Für deren Öffentlichkeitsarbeit erstellte sie einen Plan für einen neuen Kanal bei Instagram, designte und erstellte u.a. digitale Flyer und Plakate für die Demonstrationen in Moyobamba und Rioja und half bei der anschließenden Dokumentation. Dafür musste sie sich zunächst den Umgang mit den gängigen Grafik- und Bildbearbeitungsprogrammen aneignen, was ihr aber dank ...

From Uganda to Cologne

Joseline comes from Uganda and did her service as a South-North volunteer with In Via in Cologne at an OGS.

Switchingperspectives,joiningforces.

Learning from and with others in multifaceted Mexico

Phoebe Fiehn volunteered at a children’s home from August 2019 to March 2020. As part of her assignment, she helped out in the kitchen and with homework tutoring

International exchanges produce new ideas

Germany

Working in an outdoor daycare centre, Maria from Ecuador is learning new educational methods. In turn, her colleagues appreciate the new ideas she contributes thanks to her cultural background. Because the presence of international volunteers in Germany is such a success, the programme is being expanded further.

One café, a multitude of stories

Sofía, a South-North volunteer from Paraguay, spent one year at the Café International in Düren until February 2021. Run by the local protestant church, the café provides advice for refugees and migrants on matters concerning asylum, residence rights and welfare benefits.

Barbecue party with host families: Volunteers from Bolivia in Germany.

Germany

Wie können wir nachhaltigen Frieden schaffen Dies ist eine Frage, mit der sich auch die Süd-Nord-Freiwillige Sofia aus Paraguay beschäftigt hat. Sie arbeitete im Café International der evangelischen Kirchengemeinde in Düren, welches Geflüchteten, Migrantinnen und Migranten bei Fragen zum Asylrecht, Aufenthaltsrecht und Sozialhilferecht beratend zur Seite steht.⁠⁠
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Viele Fragen, die auch in der siebten Folge des Video-Podcasts »Zeitfragen des Jahrhunderts« von Engagement Global, DIE ZEIT und dem Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung ...

Einen Moment innehalten

I am Neha Sulthana from India and I would like to share some beautiful moments of my journey being a weltwärts volunteer from January 2019 to October 2020.

When I see the children in the morning and say good morning to them and they smile back at me, wishing me a good morning too, that’s something I’ll take back with me when I return to India.

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Germany

It was definitely worth it!

Germany

Lara Guerrero, from Argentina, has spent 18 months working as an IN VIA volunteer at the afternoon club at Anne Frank Grundschule (a primary school) in Cologne. The assignment has proved a fascinating way of learning more about the German education system. As her time as a volunteer comes to an end, she looks back on what the experience has meant to her.

From Bosnia-Herzegovina to Germany

Maida from Bosnia-Herzegovina came to Germany for a year in 2019 to volunteer through the organisation pax christi in Aachen. Her place of assignment was at the Vinzenz-Heim centre, which provides support for people with physical, mental and multiple disabilities.

Movingforwardtogether.