Mayor of Cerro Navia supports student exchange between Escuela Millahue in Chile and Oberschule Brieselang in Germany
International Symposium on Global Learning through Football
The peace caravan (Caravanamani) visits a GLF school
Project week: “Learning about democracy in school through street soccer” at Escuela Millahue
During a visit, Principal Christof Kürschner described the project as successful. Oberschule Brieselang had previously developed a new set of school regulations based on street soccer and rule development workshops with the students.→ Link
Learning together around the globe – A special example of global learning
July 2009 | Students of the Erich-Kästner-Hauptschule proudly present their book “Respect,” for which they received the student prize of Baden-Württemberg. Over the course of a year they worked on it with young people from their partner organization Espérance in Rwanda. The starting point was this: “What would our world look like if we would took peace as seriously as we do football?” Both partners wrote texts on the topic and compared their views with one another. The book was illustrated with pictures by disabled artists from the organization Cre-Arte in Argentina.
November 2009 11th grade students at Escuela Siglo XXI in Bariloche (Argentina) excitedly listen to stories from the book “Respect” as read to them by Florian, Matthias, and Fabricio (three ASA fellows). Inspired by the ideas of young people from Germany and Rwanda, they start to work on their own projects. In literature and art workshops, the Argentine students discuss the topic of peace and express their own thoughts in various ways.
Two weeks in Chile changed my life: The Hans-Klakow-Oberschule on the meeting with their learning partner in Chile
Street football was of course the focus of the exchange. On the first day we took part in the tournament “Peace one day” in the district of Cerro Navia. The streets were blocked, goals were put up, the field was marked, and there we go. “I noticed that the Chileans were more open than my fellow students. They approached us directly and tried to talk to us. Street football played an important role.
Unfortunately the time in Chile went by too quickly. “The farewell party was a special thing for me. We planted a tree together and wrote our names on stones that we put around the tree in a heart-shaped circle. There was absolute silence while doing this and we thought about the good time we had shared. The two weeks spent in Chile changed my life; we made new friends who are very close to us now. I became more confident and responsible for my own life,” adds Jennifer.
Through the establishment of the partnership, Chigol and KICKFAIR succeeded in linking the project “Global Learning through Football” to two development projects: ENSA and ASA. Both programs are supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and are implemented by InWent. The process of preparing, implementing, and evaluating the exchange was therefore very well supported.
Report by: Christof Kürschner, Steven, Max, Lars, Jan, Jennifer, Charleen, Jennifer, Elena
Honorable award: Student Award of Baden-Württemberg awarded to GLF school from Ostfildern
The starting point for the idea of the book project was the question of a 14-year old student at the Erich Kästner School during a school exchange last year in Rwanda (see report below). He wanted to know what the world would look like if we would take peace as seriously as we do football. In dealing with this topic, young people from Kigali and different schools in Ostfildern, Germany produced a series of impressive essays, all of which deal with acceptance, fairness, equality, and respect for different world views. Together with illustrations by Cre-Arte (Argentina) on the same topic, these texts were published in July 2009 together as a book.