PERFORMING PEACE PROJECT / BLOMBERG - DORTMUND
- ICJA ( Performing Peace Project: What is your contribution to peace?Are you interested in participating in a unique intercultural learning experience? Do you embrace the idea of promoting peace among young people? Would you favor learning more about the fields of peace and conflict resolution and theater pedagogy? Are you willing to develop a joint performance and show it in public during the German Protestant conference ( Kirchentag?If so, you will definitely benefit from our Performing Peace Project and we would be more than happy to receive your applicationThe projectThis workcamp is a very special one. Instead of doing manual work, volunteers will get a two-day personal training in conflict resolution and a four-day training in theater and performance. The overall idea is to invite international young people to discuss the topic of peace with them and to train them to become young activists for peace. The workcamp starts in the small town Blomberg: Living in former holiday apartments, the volunteers will join interactive workshops and prepare a performance. Finally, the group will move to Dortmund and participate actively in the German Protestant Kirchentag presenting their performance.Literally translated, Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag means German Protestant Church Day and it is a nation-wide German church festival which attracks all kind of visitors, Christian and non-Christian. It also can be seen as kind of fair or festival, where you will have the opportunity to get to know a wide range of social commitment and civil society initiatives and organizations in Germany.We would like to point out that applications of all applicants are welcomed, regardless of their religious affiliation
- During the Kirchentag, the tasks will be to support the exhibition booth of ICJA, inform visitors about our workcamp activities and to perform small theater scenes. In addition, you will have the opportunity to join concerts, meditation sessions, and various panel discussions with personalities from the world of politics, science, art, business and the church. Most importantly, you can get in touch with many representatives of different organizations and visitors of the KirchentagMoreover, the activities during the workcamp will be documented (photos and videos) for public relations work of different organizations dedicated to peace work in Germany.
- In Blomberg, you will be accommodated in a holiday homes, including beds, cooking (self-catering) and sanitation facilities. During the Kirchentag in Dortmund, you will be accommodated in a school or community center. Volunteers will get breakfast and vouchers for meals. Please note that you need to bring a sleeping bag and a sleeping mat
- Blomberg has about 16.000 inhabitants and is situated in the eastern part of North Rhine Westphalia, a region which is characterized by farms, hills (up to 500 meters) and plenty of forests. Blomberg has a beautiful old town area with half-timbered houses and old alleyways. The old town is also home to a historical castle which now is established has a hotel.
ICJA Freiwilligenaustausch weltweit yap-cfd workcamps ICJA was founded as an exchange program between the U.S. and Germany in 1949. The original mission of ICJA was to promote international understanding and to work towards a world in which tolerance and peace prevail. By the inclusion of various partner countries, the idea to form a development cooperation became gradually more important. Thus, the ICJA is founder member of the international federation "International Cultural Youth Exchange" (ICYE), which consists of several National Committees in 34 countries. In 1987, the ICYE received the award as "peacemessenger". In 2009, ICJA was furthermore approved as an official project of the UNESCO Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. ICJA is both, a sending and hosting organization for long term volunteers. ICJA organises volunteering services for German citizens of different ages in over 40 countries on every continent. ICJA simultaneously accompanies and supports volunteers from across the world working in social, political or ecological projects in Germany. Our volunteers usually stay for 12 months, in exceptional cases for 6 months. For further information, please consult our website: www.icja.de yap-cfd started in the year 1923 as a circle of people engaged against the war. It expanded to an international union of people who try to build bridges of understanding and to mitigate misery. The main request of yap-cfd is to reduce national and cultural prejudices and animosity among people and to promote mutual tolerance. Since 2013 yap-cfd ist part of ICJA but still organize international work camps in Germany. These international meetings are supposed to help young people to get to know different cultures and social systems through first-hand experience so that they can reflect on their own cultural ideas and communicate with others about cultural norms and differences. yap-cfd gives young people the opportunity to learn about other people, other cultures, how to live in a group, how to make decisions together...
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