1 Day – 100 Places
On October 30th 2013 at 12:45pm weltwärts-volunteers will halt time all over the world. Take a picture at 12:45pm at the place where you are at (with a digital camera, standard resolution, if possible no mobile phone pictures) and write three sentences answering the following questions.
1st sentence: What exactly are you doing right now?
2nd sentence: What kind of work do you do for weltwärts?
3rd sentence: What would you like to achieve with your work?
Upload the results (picture and text) at the project website www.projekt-weltbilder.de/Login before 30.12.2013.
Families are different – that is true for families here and elsewhere. For the programme’s participants family is the best but also most difficult field of intercultural learning.
1. Choose one or two families from your project environment.
2. Do research / try to find out who belongs to the family, what each one of them does and what is special about this family (e. g. a particular craft tradition).
• Who belongs to the family?
• Which position / which tasks does each family member have? Who is responsible for what?
• What does education mean in this family? What is the children’s status?
• What does the family possess?
• What wishes and interests does the family have? What concerns?
• What is the family’s status in the village / the community / the city?
• What is characteristic about this family?
• Why do you find this family interesting?
3. Write down what you have found out with the help of these questions. You should include names, professions etc. You may also choose a particularly important or remarkable person from the family and write a short story/biography about her. Send us this/these text/s.
4. Try to get all family members together for a Family.Picture (e. g. in front of their house). Take a picture of the family and tell us the names of the people shown (all or the most important ones). Your results (text and picture) are to be sent to us via your project website login until 31.03.2013 at the latest.
Which experience would you like to pass on, which insights would you like to preserve? What was the most important thing among the things you experienced, learned, that you were given? This one object that is not to disappear, but to be picked out individually and passed on, will be presented along with others in our welt.bilder archive: Knowledge, objects and pictures are presented in an exhibition that can be borrowed nationwide and that is e. g. suited for returnee projects.
• When you come back, bring such an object with you that symbolically represents your experience and fits in a box of 23cmx23cmx23cm.
• Write a short text (2-3 sentences) about why you chose this object and give us your name, host country, project, location and sending organisation via your project website login.
• You should be willing to lend us your object for at least one year.
Import.Ideen aims at observing and expressing different ways, models and perceptions of life, different wishes. It may also present solutions or examples of successful projects, fair trade, neighbourly help, self help or ways of life that contribute to preserving resources.
1. Look for such an example.
2. Follow the transformation of a starting product, e. g. the recycling of recovered paper to paper beads.
3. Take pictures of the product, its use, producers and consumers.
4. Take a maximum of five pictures and write a short text. To give some ideas (examples): What wishes, perceptions of life or visions can you observe? How are resources handled? How important are consumer goods? Which objects belong to a household? What do people shop and how? How are things produced? What is important to people in social life?