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Project idea

Especially in the current time, it is important to make friends that know no boundaries and open your horizon. When young people experience that the world is more than their comfort zone, they will often strive to make the world a better place throughout their entire life.


In the last two years, the topic of health has occupied the whole world, but little has been said about healthy lifestyles. We want to change this and at the same time show the students how different the concepts of life are. Especially through youth exchange programs between countries of the Global North and the Global South, young people learn a new empathy and a better understanding for each other and that different aspects play a different role in their lifes. 


The aim is to convey that every human being can make a difference for himself but also for our planet. And being healthy is one of the important things to watch out for. That is how our project name came about: 



Project Plans

The project will start in June 2022 and will end in December 2023. I.e., in the next 1.5 years, 10 students from Lueneburg, Germany as well as 10 students from Jinja, Uganda will experience different concepts in dealing with health and well-being and develop them themselves. The focus is set to be on one’s own life and life on our planet. The projects are deepened by two exchange periods, during which the students get to know each other better and gain insights into each other’s lives, like the program “Trees for education”.

The basis for this is the so-called SDG 3 (“Good health and well-being”), which is part of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Project Governance

The project is carried out by VIA e.V. as a partner in Germany and PEFO as a partner in Uganda. Both organizations are very experienced in the international cooperation of volunteers and are financially supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The funding is part of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. It aids youth groups from Germany and from the southern hemisphere to organize and execute joint projects and bilateral exchange. We would like to be part of this and take the opportunity.

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During their stay in Germany, a group of participants addressed the
topic of mental health and how to deal with stressful situations.
Their main aim was to raise awareness about mental health and pass on
valuable tips and advice to their fellow students on how to look after
their mental health.

Some people have studied various stress types and how they can impact
health- both physically and mentally.
In the video, they provide insight on the effects of different stress
factors on wellbeing. Additionally, tips on how to lower stress levels
are given.

During their visit, a group centred on the subject of healthy eating and
nutrition. The main focus was on the exchange of cultural food between
Uganda and Germany. The video clip grants a glimpse into the cooking
procedure. The resulting recipe book is available for viewing here.


In the second exchange, some of the participants dealt intensively with
the question what happiness is and what factors are necessary to be
A comparison was conducted between Uganda and Germany to analyse how
happiness is perceived in different cultures, considering various
perspectives and influences.

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