Chronicle

2020 „After us the flood – about empathy and being human”

Events/ Projects

Germany

Reflection of last phasis

Preparation of new phasis up from March 2020.

New members joined in June 2020.

Workshops:

  • Visionwork
  • Participation and community
  • Gender

Cameroon

Constantly new and old members, in Bafoussam and Yaoundé;

Till may weekly radio program selfmade, due to Corona cancelled.

In March/April working on topics:

  • After us the flood?
  • Corona pandemic

Workshops:

  • Visionwork ( 2 times)
  • Introduction workshop for new members

Binational

  • Publishing of Article about participatory work in the book: Globale Partnerschaften – Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung e. V. (BKJ); Available at: https://www.bkj.de/internationales/jkaglobal/wissensbasis/beitrag/globale-partnerschaften-1/
  • binational online meetings once per month
  • Trial of new tools for closer digital cooperation (videoconferences, project organisation)
  • Email exchange on corona, racism
  • binational formation in participatory project management by Anna Schmitt
    • monthly two online workshops
    • individual tasks for observation
  • participation in conference from “Schwelle” about projects supported by Schwelle in times of Corona

Binational Online-Congress (as reaction to cancelled journeys, because of Corona) from September – december:

  • binational online workshops on:
    • Politicial consciousness
    • Nature
    • Feminism/ Gender
    • Awareness, empathy and forgiveness
    • Feedback and evaluation / What do we learn from Corona Crises
  • Binational team meetings, monthly
  • Communication via telegram, whatsapp, mail constantly
  • Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/youthontheworld/
  • production of audio play: http://www.yow.vepik.de/2020/12/30/yow-2020-congress/

2018 / 2019: „Human-Nature-relationship“

Public Workshops on “Gender, Fear and Responsibility” in June 2018, as well as on “Democracy and Basic Income” in September 2018, incl. newspaper articles in the “Weserkurier” (Bremen’s local newspaper)
Workshop on “Body, Feelings, Emotions” in September 2018

New members joined in Sept. 2018, vision work

In 2019: Workshops on Cameroon, Interculturality, Diversity (January 2019); Participartion and Sense of Community (March 2019); Nature Experience (August 2019)

Events/ Projects:

  • Design of  new YOW-T-Shirts
  • Articles for the School Newspaper “ELEFANT”
  • Participation in “WeltWeitWissen” congress in Bremen
  • Participation in Youth Exchange Fair “Hallo Welt!” in Osterholz-Scharmbeck near Bremen
  • Award-winning project incl. Awards ceremony from “Bündnis für Demokratie und Toleranz” (= alliance for democracy and tolerance) in Hamburg
  • Supervision
  • Meetings in Bremen, incl. with Cameroonians living in Bremen
  • Applications for funds, award-winning Bridge-it project
  • Selling self-made cake at school festivals and at public farmer’s markets, as well as at the BREMINALE “supermarkt”
  • Reading circle African literature
  • Ranked under the top 10 of the Bremen Diversity Price, participation in the award ceremony in the Bremen townhall
  • participation in workshops of other NGOs in Bremen
  • self-organized solidarity concert (November 2019) with different youth bands

Cameroon

Workshops on:

  • Visionwork
  • Participation and Group dynamics
  • Pollution and Nature

In 2019:

  • Visionwork (new members joined)
  • Gender equality
  • Reflection meetings
  • Big YOW meeting

Events/ Projects:

  • Bilingual Radioprogramm (weekly)
  • Design and distribution of Leaflets on environment protection
  • contributions to the YOW Blog
  • Joint meetings of YOW Bafoussam and YOW Yaoundé
  • Visit of an orphanage and exchange

Cameroon and Germany:

Binational email exchange with research on several topics.

Participation at BKJ conference “jugend.austausch.global” in Potsdam in Nov. 2018 (two Cameroonians and two Germans)

Journey to Cameroon realised in July 2019

Journey to Germany realised in December 2019, incl. public word parliament with representatives from different institutions and local politicans with discussion on living together; subsequent public cultural festival with creative presentation of the results of the two-week journey

2016 / 2017: „Values and inequality“

Germany

Workshops on:

  • Being Human (moderated by Sonja)
  • Photography (moderated by Paula K)
  • Fundraising (moderated by Isabel)
  • Visionwork (Vepik)
  • Participation (Vepik)
  • Values and inequality, diversity and democracy (Vepik)
  • Preparation and follow up of the journeys to Cameroon (Vepik)

Events/ Projects:

  • Design of YOW-businesscards and YOW-T-Shirts
  • Interviews about Values in Bremen, Cameroon, Uruguay and Argentina
  • Structured Dialogue with politicians in Bremen about participation
  • Participation in the development of youth forum in Bremen, exit after critical feedback
  • Talk with Bremen’s agent for Development Coorperation on the project and participation in Development Cooperation
  • Participation in Bremen’s Open Development Cooperation Forum
  • Exchange with Bridge it! after winning 6th price in 2015 and 1st in 2014
  • Project description for Blickpunkt Eine Welt Göttingen
  • Participation in German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development’s event “Virtual classroom / future congress”
  • Participation in event “Better ways for Youth participation in Bremen” and ABP conference in Hannover
  • Participation in AGYI African-German Youth Initiative’s (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and African Union) opening event, continuous talks with AGYI representatives on how to strengthen youth participation inside AGYI
  • Implementation of the YOW-Blog
  • Supervision
  • Meetings in Bremen
  • Applications for funds

Cameroon

Workshops on:

  • Visionwork
  • Group moderation
  • Participatory Moderation of Workshops
  • Participation and self-confidence
  • Pollution and Nature

Events/ Projects:

  • Bilingual Radioprogramm (weekly)
  • Planting of trees at the school
  • Cultural festival
  • Movie screening in school
  • Design and distribution of Leaflets on the topic of identities (tribes) and languages in Cameroon
  • Joint sports activity
  • Fundraising at Cameroonian Companies!
  • Conference with experts on forestry and wild life

Cameroon and Germany:

Binational email exchange with research on several topics.

Journey to Cameroon in October 2016 and July 2017, Journey to Germany in December 2017 – working on:

  • Participation
  • Nature
  • Community

2015 Continuation of „Living in Accordance“

Germany

Workshops on:

  • Nature
  • Gender
  • Cameroon
  • Participation
  • Preparation and follow up of the visit of the Cameroonians

Events/ Projects

  • Distribution of stickers and cotton bags with self-designed motives and sayings
  • Monthly: Distribution of self-baked cakes for donations at the market
  • Distribution of fortune cookies with self-written sayings
  • Festival of Joy, self-organized public festival
  • Self-initiated meeting with the IHK (International Chamber of Commerce in Bremen)
  • Participation and critical feedback in developing the Bremen development cooperation guidelines
  • Participation at the Conference „Think Local – Act European“ in Brussels
  • Participation in several public events on TTIP, “future tour” by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Cameroonian Movies
  • Talks with Cameroonians in Bremen and former Development aid workers
  • Presentation of YOW at school festival
  • Supervision every few months
  • Alumni meetings for former students
  • Self-made Newsletter every few months, informing friends of the project and sponsors about the activities

Cameroon

Events/Projects

  • Cultural festival at school
  • Writing applications for funds
  • Weekly radioprogramm (including short voxpops sent by Germans)
  • Working together with other groups of student in the radioprogramm on the topic „stay in youth attitude“
  • Preparation of planting of trees at school
  • Joint walk in nature

Workshops

  • Nature
  • Gender
  • Water
  • Participation
  • Preparation and follow up of the journey to Germany – all workshops moderated by Cameroonian Alumni (former students who take over group management step by step)

Germany and Cameroon

Development of Cook Book “Im Einklang kochen – alles eine Suppe?” with recipes, reports, poems, pictures and paintings of both groups, advertising i.e. with flyers; all 75 copies have been released.

Journey to Germany working on:

  • Our Vision
  • Nature
  • Participation
  • Discrimination and German History
  • Development Politics
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Meeting with politicians in Bremen
  • Meeting with staff member of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Additionally: Participation and statements for the AGYI African-German Youth Initiative (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and African Union) and ENSA (Ministry’s exchange programm)

2014 Topic: „Living in Accordance“

Germany

Workshops:

  • Visionwork
  • Community and Participation
  • Thinking interconnectedly
  • Creativity
  • Diversity

Events/ Projects:

  • Article for students newspaper
  • Partition screens in schools
  • Distribution of cookies at the Christmas market in school
  • Distribution of candy canes for St Nicholas
  • Distribution of cake for donations at the market
  • Applications for funds
  • Participation in “Future Congress” by the City of Bremen, developing the Bremen development cooperation guidelines
  • Project presentation for parents’ association
  • Statement on “election bet” by a Bremen teacher

Cameroon

Workshops:

  • Visionwork
  • Moderation of Groups

Events/ Projects

  • Weekly radioprogramm
  • Visit of Companies
  • Regular joint cooking
  • Leaflets
  • Design of YOW T-Shirts
  • Application for funds by Cameroonian Alumni

Cameroon and Germany

Mailexchange on several topics.