PEACE CENTER SIEVERSHAUSEN
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
Please bring sleeping bag with you
- Code : ICJA09
- Dispo : 4M (Total Part 20)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / GER
- Age : 18 - 26
The Peace Studies Center Sievershausen (Antikriegshaus Sievershausen) was established in the rooms of the Sievershausen Lutheran Church community almost 50 years ago. Those were the times when the Vietnam War escalated. Constant expansions followed, now there are several buildings, surrounded by a nice park, including a guest house and a museum with an assembly hall. The peace center shows within its diverse program, that peace work has political, historical, pedagogical and cultural aspects. Through the year one can visit exhibitions, literary readings, lectures and many cultural events. In the seminar house students get trainings in nonviolent conflict resolution and every year an international workcamp is offered. For further information please visit http://antikriegshaus.de/.
Work: Volunteers are invited to contribute to a aeuropoetic wall-news sheetaeuro in the village. Itaeuros motto will be aeurooeImagine: Dreams of my tomorrow aeuro( Dreams of our worldaeuro. Doing this requires some talent for designing and painting. Participants should bring on some poetry or song lyrics that fit to the motto.Participants who prefer to do manual labor, are invited to do some garden work or help with renovating another room in the center. Study: We will learn some essentials of peace work and get basic non-violent conflict management training. In the second week we will visit the former concentration camp of Bergen Belsen, and have some lessons on European history in the first part of the 20th century. Volunteers will have the opportunity to spend an evening in a German family and reverse, the group will invite the people of the village and region to an aeurooeEvening of encounteraeuro (Abend der Begegnung) in the rooms of the Peace Center.
The accommodation of the participants is carried out in rooms with 4 beds each.: Please bring sleeping bag with you. Food will be prepared together in the kitchen of the seminar house.
Leisure Time: In the leisure time, the group can use facilities of the seminar house and make an excursion to Hannover or Braunschweig.Region: The Peace Center is at the verge of a village with about 2500 inhabitants. The Peace Center is near the historical location where in 1553 a battle took place. Sievershausen lies 30 kilometers east of the Lower Saxony provincial capital Hanover on the freeway to Berlin.
Please bring sleeping bag with you
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.