Search Results for Tag: Germany
Cake and coffee for an hour and an ear
Instead of surfing the web or playing soccer, 15-year-old Nicholas spends each Wednesday afternoon with an elderly widow. He lends his time and an ear – but gains in turn a completely new perspective on life.
Listen to the report by Li Fern Ong in Bonn:
Young Israeli works with Muslim immigrants
In the heart of multicultural Berlin, Hagar Levin is helping Arab and Turkish immigrants with their job and language skills. In the process, she’s building bridges and helping deconstruct stereotypes about Israel and the Middle East.
Listen to the report by Leah McDonnell:
Time overseas a win for young volunteers
The “weltwärts” volunteer program from Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has been subject to some criticism recently. Participants say the program gives them priceless experiences.
Deaf guitar teacher shares joy of music
Some experience music through their eyes, others use their ears, says Mischa Gohlke. He was born with a hearing impairment which borders on deafness, but that hasn’t stopped him from learning to play the guitar – and teaching music to others with hearing impairments.
Listen to the report by Julian Bohne:
Read more about Mischa Gohlke.
Equine therapist opens doors for disabled children
Listen to André Leslie’s portrait of Kim Michel for Pulse here:
Treating disabled kids is no easy job. But one young woman – Kim Michel – has been doing it on her own now for 5 years. The 29-year-old is one of the few exponents of equine therapy in Germany.
It’s believed that through their interaction with horses, disabled children can improve their body movement, self-confidence and general wellbeing. Most of Kim’s patients are young children who have a disability of some kind.
We went to visit Kim on her farm in Reichenberg in southwest Germany and watch her at work. Take a look at the video here. (Film by Chiponda Chimbelu)
Berlin ‘upcycler’ turns trash into treasures
Used teabags become necklaces and empty tetra paks turn into shower curtains. Julia Vernersson encourages others to think differently about waste by making useful – and beautiful – everyday objects out of it.
See some of Julia’s work here.
German musician brings change with song and crowd funding
Fabian from Berlin is raising money for charitable projects by traveling the world with his guitar – and a positive attitude.
Check out Fabian’s Singing for Change website.
Youth Hamburg culture guide, proponent of volunteering
For some people, access to cultural events is made difficult, or even impossible by financial constraints or physical difficulties. In Hamburg, however, 20-year-old Lukas Johannsen is helping change all that.
The Kulturschlüssel website is in German only.