02.Sep - 23.Sep 2017
Kalkar , Allemagne


  • chantiers 1-3 semaines
  • SOCI
  • DISA
  • ijgd 27327
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR



  • Code : ijgd 27327
  • Dispo : 1M (Total Part 13)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG / GER
  • Age : 18 - 26



Together with employees of the Hephata foundation, who work with people with handicaps, you ll be leading 3 week-long holiday activity events, from Monday to Friday. You ll be working as assistants during the running of these activity events. The first week will be based around the topic of aeurooeAdventureaeuro. Here, people with light disabilities will be offered the chance to spend their holidays taking active part in activities such as swimming, geocaching, canoeing etc. The second week will be based around the topic of aeurooeCultureaeuro: trips to the Xanten Rmermusem, to Emmerich and Kalkar as well as to the Netherlands are planned. The third week is a week of relaxation for people with multiple disabilities. This week will be about perceptions of sense such as feelings, tastings and meditations with singing bowls. Evenings spent singing around a camp fire are planned for all three weeks. You are in close contact with the people with disabilities, since they will be living with you in the mill. In this mill, there is not much space for privacy, therefore you should be prepared to also engage with the people with disabilities in your accommodation.


You ll be staying in a renovated mill used as a seminar house in rooms with multiple beds. The mill has a large outdoor space with a camp fire and barbecue area. You ll prepare and cook your own meals together in groups.


The Wissel mill is in a very rural location on the border between Germany and the Netherlands, so public transport is sparse. During the week, the whole group will go on trips together. The surroundings are well suited for riding a bicycle and there are real (river) dunes and sandy beaches aeuro( almost like at the coast If you like big cities, you could take day-trips to Dsseldorf, Cologne, Mnster, Xanten and of course the Netherlands. This requires a lot of organisation however, but the Hephata employees are there to help and will sort out any necessary transport and travel.


In order to participate in this camp, you need to be open and comfortable around people with disabilities and have no problem coming into physical contact with them. We are also looking for participants who are interested in music.

After Worldwar II pupils from Hanover organised the first workcamps aiming to promote reconstruction, to reduce negative stereotypes through international encounters and to envisage new democratic forms of living together. In addition to workcamps, other activities have become part of the work over time. These are organised by six offices of ijgd and additional project offices. Young people can take part in mid-term and long-term voluntary services in Germany and abroad. The fields of activity include social and ecological service as well as heritage protection.
The work of ijgd is funded by state and federal subsidies as well as from other public institutions.

Encouraging intercultural understanding has remained one of the main focuses. Ijgd enables people to actively create community life while giving them the opportunity to broaden their horizons.
Ijgd invites all interested people to join projects working for the communal good!
Self-Organization is spelt with a capital S at ijgd! It purposely foregoes a camp day that is organized by its participants in lieu of a completely pre-organized one. A readiness for active participation in the group is expected from all participants. The group organizes everything about the camp, this includes grocery shopping, cooking, deciding what to do with free time, as well as all other activities of the camp.

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