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Support my volunteering service in Oaxaca, Mexico!

With your donation you support my engagement in a non-profit organization in Mexico and contribute to ensuring that the weltwärts volunteering program of the Welthaus Bielefeld can continue to be carried out for young people.

Claramarie S. from Welthaus Bielefeld e.V.Write a message

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/