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:
HEALTHY LIFE – HEALTHY PLANET.
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.
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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Sponsored by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from of the BMZ