Call for application

3-1-1_SAGENet-weltwaerts

Call for application weltwaerts South-North

Application period 1st – 28th of February 2019

SAGE Net is looking for ten South African candidates for an exchange programme in Germany.

SAGE Net (South African German Network) provides a platform for South African and German collaborations and lasting partnerships. We initiate and support exchange programmes such as “weltwaerts”. For the fifth year in a row now, we are implementing a South North exchange programme (weltwaerts reverse) which allows South African youths to spend a year in a German NGO. In 2018/19, the eight following projects will host the successful applicants.

Applicants should fulfil the following criteria:

  • Age: 18—28 years
  • South African citizen
  • Either matric or at least 2 years work experience
  • Computer literate with access to emails
  • Involvement in social activities (e.g. church group, soccer club, choir, etc.)
  • Fluent in English & willing to learn German (basic skills of advantage)
  • Interest in other cultures & improvement of self
  • Confident, independent, enthusiastic, open & enquiring personality
  • Willing to fundraise
  • Willingness to support SAGE Net (members) after your return from Germany
  • Be in good health
  • Manual driver’s license & driving experience an advantage
  • No criminal record

Requirements:

  • Forward the completed APPLICATION FORM (downloadable PDF form, approx. 161 KB), photo, CV and letter of motivation (with mention of the project you apply for)  to:
    SAGE NET
    c/o Ms A. Scott
    Private Bag X7 Observatory
    Cape Town 7935 Or email to: south-africa@sage-net.org
  • An endorsement/reference letter from the SAGE NET NGO member organisation or other
  • Copy of qualifications
  • Copy of manual drivers licence
  • Copy of valid passport

Start of application period: February 1, 2019
Deadline for applications: February 28, 2019

Please also note:

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Skype interview.

Chosen applicants must be willing to raise funds and attend preparation, mid-term and returnee seminars.

The entire SAGE Net team (Germany and South Africa) wishes all applying candidates all the best and much success!!!


Short project descriptions (under construction)

1. Ev. Stiftung Arnsburg / Lich, Germany

About the project: The Ev. Stiftung Arnsburg, a child and youth care facility in Lich provides for socially disadvantaged children, adolescents and young adults diverse and individual offers to strengthen and train their resources and skills. The knowledge and competence center offers since August 2007 a continuous open offer for residents of the Ev. Stiftung Arnsburg in Lich. These are inter-group learning opportunities and individual competence developments of children, adolescents and young adults.


2. Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk e.V. / Neuharlingersiel, Germany

About the project: The project Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk e.V. gives families, children and youth groups the opportunity to enjoy holidays at Neuharlingersiel. They offer a big variety of activities. The activities include archery, trips, canoing, educational, environmental, and musical offers and much more. The team members have been working well together for a few years, making every stay enjoyable.


3. Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk e.V. / Bremen, Germany

About the project: The Jugendherberge can be compared to a youth hostel. They cater for every guest no matter where they come from or which age they have. The Project has many seminar rooms, guest rooms and facilities for events. It brings together many people by being affordable and giving room for connecting with each other – for example by playing pool together or having a chat at dinner.


4. Bonns Fünfte – Inklusive Gesamtschule / Bonn, Germany

About the project: Bonns Fünfte is a school in the developing phase in which students learn together regardless their religion, nationality, talent and challenges. They are part of the countrywide program “schools without racism”. Social awareness and everyone’s responsibility in a society are the core aims of this program. Our belief is that everyone should habve the same access to high-quality education which is why our school is inclusive – a term which according to the European law expresses the equal participation of all people in our community.


5. Kita Strander Möwe – Brücke e.V. / Strande, Germany

About the project: The Strander Möwe is a kindergarden for children with the age from 0 to 6 years. It has three groups and is located in a small village called Strande which is 35 minutes away from the center of Kiel and a few minutes from Dänischenhagen. Two of the groups are in the house and one is a nature group which spends most time at the beach. Since a few years we’ve been hosting interns from the USA so the kids are used to bilingualism. You as a volunteer will take the part of the interns and mostly speak English to the children – they will understand you. The team brings appreciation and respect to all children and their families no matter what cultural background they have, which gender, age, nationality, religion, worldview, disability or sexual orientation. We strive and live for diversity and see it as a great treasure. We support our children in their personal growth to become independent personalities.


6. Kita Villa Kunterbunt – Brücke e.V. / Eckernförde, Germany

About the project: The Kita Villa Kunterbunt is a kindergarten for children with the age from 0 to 6 years. It has two groups and is located in a small town called Eckernförde. The long opening hours allow the parents to hold down their job and be sure that their kids are taken care of. The team brings appreciation and respect to all children and their families no matter what cultural background they have, which gender, age, nationality, religion, worldview, disability or sexual orientation. We strive and live for diversity and see it as a great treasure. We support our children in their personal growth to become independent personalities.


7. Krippe Sonnenschein – Brücke e.V. / Dänischenhagen, Germany

About the project: The Krippe Sonnenschein is a crib for toddlers with the age from 0 to 3 years. It has three groups and is located in a small village called Dänischenhagen which is 35 minutes away from the center of Kiel and a few minutes from Strande. Since a few years the kids are used to bilingualism so you as a volunteer will mostly speak English to the children – they will understand you. The team brings appreciation and respect to all children and their families no matter what cultural background they have, which gender, age, nationality, religion, worldview, disability or sexual orientation. We strive and live for diversity and see it as a great treasure. We support our children in their personal growth to become independent personalities.


8. Krippe Zollhaus – Brücke e.V. / Eckernförde, Germany

About the project: The Krippe Zollhaus is a crib for toddlers with the age from 0 to 3 years. It has two groups and is located in a small town called Eckernförde. The long opening hours allow the parents to hold down their job and be sure that their kids are taken care of. The crib is within the old quarter of Eckernförde, sometimes we have excursions to the beach. The team brings appreciation and respect to all children and their families no matter what cultural background they have, which gender, age, nationality, religion, worldview, disability or sexual orientation. We strive and live for diversity and see it as a great treasure. We support our children in their personal growth to become independent personalities.

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