This is a reference for Sarah Nuedling

Tuko Pamoja_Exchange for social worker

The training activity took place
in Hamburg, Germany, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
organised by dock europe e.v. / GNRC Tansania

Aims & objectives

The exchanged aims were:

1. to increase awareness of how non-formal education methods and approaches can be used to promote cultural diversity and intercultural learning.
2. To create a network of youth social workers who collaborate in solving community challenges especially in the youth field in Dar es Salaam and Hamburg.
3. To provide a platform for youth social workers to develop their professional careers by learning different perspectives, tools and approaches as applied in Tanzania and Germany contexts.
4. To promote global citizenship and diversity through active experience of different cultures, work and lifestyles.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The project group consisted of 16 social workers/youth educators aged from Hamburg and Dar es Salaam. The team also consisted of two trainers from Germany and two from Tansania.

Training methods used & main activities

Site visits, Dialogues and Discussion, Brainstorming for innovation and creation, Presentation of work places by partcipants, nature retreat and visit to ecological projects.

The programm included: 3. Presentation–Formal and Non-Formal Education in TZ*, Learning to live together programm Presentation and training in methodology, expert talks and reflections on conflict resolution and diversity in Tansania, Presentation and Discussion – Rights of Children/Work with children and youth, Interfaith Cooperation – Discussion with guests and transfer to won contexts, Reflection and practice about the theme „pedagogics of freedom“ and defintion of conflicts, project planning and impact planningas well as workshop on funding strategies. We used a lot of differnet methods to enable collective learning. We worked with time line methods, group discussions, visual work and design thinking approaches.
We had workshops and talk about colonial history and continuities.

Outcomes of the activity

The training activity lead to mulitple projects and connections. Some participants are now planning their own cooperation project, others have- following the exchange programm- applied for interships in Germany/Tansania. Ther is a lively connection between the two groups. The evaluation showed that the exchanged had a deep impact on the perspectives of the participants in relation to the world.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Designing and facilitating the whole programm together with team, organising evalution and feedback, reporting back in Germany.

I worked on this training for 10 days as a full time trainer.

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