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From the edge to the centre


Where and when

Munich, Germany. 10 August to 31 August 2012

Theme and project

The IPP dealt with the topics of diversity and inclusion. Participants learned how people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds and from other cultures are integrated into the society in Germany, in their own country and in the countries of the other IPP participants. They discussed the challenges of migration and tried to find ideas to apply what they learned throughout the IPP in their own countries especially with the focus on disadvantaged children.

Participants were part of the multi-cultural centre and participated in the activities the centre offers, including cooking, making handicrafts, courses in English conversation and helping out in the international garden. Once the participants experienced life in the centre and developed a feeling for the challenges the community faces, they held a camp for the children of the community at the age of 11 – 13 years. The theme was “Circus of cultures – the world at home in Neuaubing”. They experienced life in a different context, to explore their own community and culture as well as other cultures. 

Partner organization

SOS-Children’s Villages is an international non-governmental social development organisation that has been active in the field of children's rights since 1949. It’s activities focus on children without parental care and children of families in difficult circumstances. The Centre plays an important role in the neighbourhood – where many families have a migration background. The centre is a multi-cultural, meeting point for families and all generations

Participant profile

Participants neede to be excited to work with children and people from different cultures and social backgrounds. They were empathic, tolerant and able to work in a team.

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