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Children & Young People · 00:24

Indianerarbeit des Gemeindejugendwerkes NOS

  • By Johanna Siglreitmeier · Leipzig Hub, Europe


Indianerarbeit des Gemeindejugendwerkes NOS

Main aim of the charity

The main aim of the Indianerarbeit is to provide summercamps for children of prisoners. These children are innocent but still punished by the circumstances of the incarceration of their parents. It is not just about the absence of one or both parents but also about stigmatization they experience. The summercamps provide them a week of vacation beeing far away from their hard every day life. It is also about telling them that they are loved and valuable so they can develop healthy also their circumstances are not the best.

How the employee got involved and why

I learned about the charitable cause at an regional churchmeeting because they were looking for volunteers. I decided that I want to spend my freetime for this children to bring them some joy and hope in their partly realy hard everyday living.

What work does the employee do for charity?

Mainly I take part at the camps itslef to take care of the kids. But I also attend meetings on a regular base to get trained. The aim is to reach a hihg educational level also we are mainly volunteers and only a few professionals.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

The summercamps and the training weekends for the volunteers get financed by donations only. Winning would help us with this. Also it is very important to spotlight the group of children of prisioners as the society often forgets about them.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

It would be a real delight for me to win, because it would be a real apprreciation for all the volunteers that spend their freetime in this project.

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