Our registration portal is open for the next Workshop on participatory tools for project planning and Monitoring and Evaluation. It will take place at Frankfurt, Campus West, ESG. The application goes this time via this linK:
Our vice president Dory Estrade has given an interesting workshop on The Bridging Principles™ together with Helga and Barend, her two colleagues from the Netherlands at the University of Stuttgart on the 16th of October. The Bridging Principles™ are teaching you the essentials of effective communication and conflict-free cooperation not only between people across cultures but also within our daily neighbourhood. The workshop was definetly worth attending as it provided a logical framework and thus replicable success strategies of a communication behaviour that most of us already may subconsciously apply. Now it can become conscious and thereby also a subject of conscious training. We are looking forward to incorporate these Principles in our project management workshops in the future.
When we visited Longoi village in 2016 people there told us about their vision of building a water pipeline bringing fresh water from the mountains down to the villages. Our friend Macarena captured key-images on video and worked a little clip together that introduces WELTWEIT, the Usambare people and scenery and the next big project we started preparing this year.
Mid of October we have held our second workshop on Monitoring&Evaluation of developmental projects. It was an intensive but enjoyable weekend and we thank all the students from all around the globe for participating. …. next time we promise to reduce again the theory part….
Ibrhaim Hussein has recently received in a quite formal setting some documents that prove the appreciation for his work by the municipality of Kidogozero and the Mwambesi secondary school. …. In the meantime some thousands of tree saplings are ready for planting in the Usambara Mountains again.
Not long ago a new social business came to life in Germany. ONE TEAM is supporting sports projects all over the world because Sports can make a Change. Through one of their crowdfunding campaigns they raised 500€ that Ibrahim in Tansania was given to organize soccer matches and thereby raise awareness on reforestation and environmental conservation.
Together with instructors from the GSI in Bonn we are giving a workshop on practical methods of Monitoring & Evaluation of small scale developmental projects! It will be held in the Evangelische Studierenden Gemeinde in Frankfurt on the 14.-15. of April.
Last week our project manager Ibrahim transplanted more than 4000 saplings from a tree nursery in Misugusugu in Kongowe which he manages himself. They were planted on fields surrounding the Kidogozero primary school. Species were Cedrella ordorata, Terminalia superba, Terminalia ivorensis as well as Orange and Mango trees.
Beginning of September Ibrahim Hussein was honored by a visit of a board member of the Erbacher Foundation. They visited the Mwambis Secondary School where currently 7000 seedlings are raised in a newly established school nursery. Furthermore Ibrahim demonstrated the traditional method of beekeeping and explained the benefit the polliniation of the sunflower fields owned by Uwako Farmer Group members has to them. The common transport difficulties were part of the experience.
We are very happy that this direct contact between the project manager and the main donor from Germany has come true. It is the first step for Weltweit e.V. to become itself dispensible.