Gruppenfoto vom ejo-connect Treffen in Koblenz 2018


Urubyiruko - Ibyishimo - Kuganira - we, ejo-connect, try to implement this as an intercultural team. We are a network of young people from Rwanda and Germany who want to connect young people and help to shape the future of the partnership between Rwanda and Rhineland-Palatinate. Pupils from existing partnerships, students, trainees, former volunteers and interested people from different regions come together and can contribute their experiences and ideas.

Youth- Joy- exchange- This is what we experience together in projects, at actions and during our meetings. The ideas and implementation of all projects depend solely on the members of the team. However, we also appreciate the intercultural cooperation and the time spent together.

During the last years we could set some accents and bring in new ideas. In doing so, we not only want to put our own ideas into practice, but we also want to get involved at various levels in discussions within the partnership and in society.
Our work in recent years has concentrated on

  • School-Connect - cooperation with twinned schools
  • Regular presence at the annual Rwanda Day
  • Participation and co-organisation of youth workshops
  • Workshops: "Rwanda clubs"
  • Mentoring of volonteers
  • representation of interests

We are an open network and organise an Ejo-Connect meeting twice a year. Between the meetings we stay in touch via social networks. If we have aroused your interest, if you want to participate, if you have questions or suggestions, please contact us!

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Youth coordinator: Karin Sahinkuye

Youth coordinator for the project office: "Promotion of the participation of young people in the partnership Rhineland-Palatinate/ Rwanda".

Since 1 May 2018, Karin Sahinkuye has been the new youth coordinator for the Rhineland-Palatinate/ Rwanda partnership. This project office was newly created with the support of the Ministry of the Interior and Sport Rhineland-Palatinate and is located in the Pallottine youth education centre Haus Wasserburg in Vallendar. The aim is to promote the participation of young people in the partnership. To this end, a youth network is to be established first and foremost. But also youth organisations in Rhineland-Palatinate are to be won over for an engagement and associations are to be supported in questions of the youth work. At regular meetings, also in cooperation with ejo-connect, the young team of the partnership, content topics are dealt with as well as multipliers are trained. Youth meetings within the framework of the partnership are also accompanied and carried out. The offer to prepare the content of (school) encounters in seminars has existed in Haus Wasserburg for a long time and can be used by schools and youth groups. Karin Sahinkuye, who studied social pedagogy in Koblenz, spent 9 months in Matimba, the partner community of Haus Wasserburg in north-eastern Rwanda, as a long-standing member of the Haus Wasserburg pedagogical team and supported the youth and women's work there. In the years that followed, she organised and carried out various meetings, including two youth meetings, as well as weekend events with young people on the subject of Rwanda. Due to her many years as a board member of her own partnership association, she already has many contacts to other actors in partnership work.

Karin Sahinkuye
Coordinator for the youth

Haus Wasserburg
Pallottistraße 2
56179 Vallendar
Tel.: 0261-6408-115
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