Welcoming the foreigners
For many years now, a number of our staff team has faithfully been involved with different projects for the people in the refugee center in Mobendorf. It started in cooperation with the Evangelical Lutheran parish Pappendorf: visits of families there and the design of the annual Christmas party for the children and families with an immigrant background.
Our approach is characterized by our Christian image of humanity. The commitment to the concerns and needs of migrants is an obvious Christian service of charity for us.
For projects with our foreign friends, we are regularly looking for partners who support our commitment financially.
We visit individual families and come to talk with them, to identify needs and to be able to help in the best possible way. We want to take their needs seriously, and if possible assist in educational matters and impart values to their children.
The men of our team take the time to talk to the young male migrants or to play soccer together.
We believe that the time we invest creates sustainably trust - towards people with an immigrant background and against us as locals. As part of the German branch of an international mission organization (Youth With A Mission) we are aware that every human being is a stranger in most places in the world.
For the children of asylum seekers we offer a children's program every other week. Contents are:
- Musical education
- Value education: for example, all children are valuable, no matter where they come from, girls and boys are equally valuable
- respect for each other is important
- conflict resolution strategies