Dear friends, dear supporters of my volunteering service,
ever since my first stay in Oaxaca five years ago, the desire to work in one of the projects there haunts me. A one-year "weltwärts" voluntary service with the Welthaus Bielefeld offers me the chance to actually contribute to the work of a non-profit organization on site, starting in August 2019.
The shortlist includes projects dealing with film / media work in indigenous communities, women's rights or education in the form of a "school for the common good". In doing so, Welthaus Bielefeld attaches great importance to the fact that the activity corresponds to my interests and competences as a culture and media pedagogue and so I can contribute knowledge to the project and, conversely, develop my own skills. It is a learning service that aims to stimulate shared intercultural learning, exchange ideas and perspectives, reflect on one's own behaviors, and learn about global dependencies and interactions.
weltwärts is a developmental voluntary service - a program that was implemented in 2008 by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The BMZ finances about 75% of my volunteer year. As my sending organization, the Welthaus Bielefeld, does not work on a profit-oriented basis, the volunteers are asked to set up a so-called "promotion circle", which covers a part of the remaining costs.
With your donation for my support group you help me to realize my commitment in a non-profit organization in Mexico and contribute to that the weltwärts program of Welthaus Bielefeld can continue to be carried out for young people.
I am happy to answer your questions and - if you would like - to give you insights into my work, my new living environment, and the situation in Oaxaca.
Many thanks for every little donation!
Link to the page of Welthaus Bielefeld: https://www.welthaus.de/weltwaerts/start/
Link to the page of the weltwärts program: https://www.weltwaerts.de/de/