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Bocholt mayoral election: The candidates introduce themselves
ORBIS offers all mayoral candidates the opportunity to introduce themselves and answer questions about integration. We will publish the performances in the order in which they are received by email. Surname: Blesenkemper First name: Berthold Age: 59 Profession or professional experience; Self-employed journalist, project manager Country of origin: Germany Marital status: divorced, 2 children, 1 grandchildren Hobbies: cycling, music Why is the election of mayor important? Because the mayor is head of the city administration and at the same time directly elected representative of the city council. He is the link between politics, parties, offices and people. He should therefore have experience in leadership as well as know the people in the city and be able to communicate with them. Since the previous incumbent Peter Nebelo is no longer running, Bocholt now needs a new mayor. And that's why this choice is particularly important. What does integration mean for you? Integration affects all of us - both new and established citizens of this city. Because only through integration can we include all people in society. Understanding for one another increases. In addition, conflicts are avoided. This creates a real feeling of togetherness. In the end we are no longer just Germans, Dutch, Turks or Syrians, but first and foremost Bocholters. Please give three reasons why people with a migration background choose you [...]
Mayoral election in Bocholt: The candidates introduce themselves
Last name Ludwig First name Monika Age 61 Profession or professional experience Orthodontic technician Country of origin Germany Marital status Married Hobbies Beekeeping, reading, gardening Why is the election of mayor important? For me it is important that the Bocholters decide who should represent them at many events. The people who live in Bocholt should be able to identify with their mayor and vice versa. The legislature has expressly decided not to require any qualification in order to obtain the office of mayor. He / she should come from the middle of society. That is why a choice is so important. What does integration mean for you? For me, integration means that people from other countries feel comfortable in Germany or Bocholt. In my opinion, integration does not mean that the people who come to us should give up their identity. The varied cooperation has a very positive effect on everyone and also on Bocholt. Could you please name three reasons why people with a migration background should choose you? 1 I will work for people who have not been living in Bocholt for long and help them learn the German language. 2 As the Green Mayor, I will work to ensure that Bocholt becomes a “safe haven” and also accepts refugees. 3 I [...]
Election of the integration council: The candidates introduce themselves
Last name: Sadeghi Attar First name: Mehrdad Age: 32 Occupation or professional experience: Civil engineer / glass foreman Country of origin: Iran Marital status: Married Hobbies: Football / swimming * Why is the election of the integration council important? * The aim of integration is to include all people who live legally and permanently in our country into society. Integration affects us all - long-time residents as well as immigrants. * What does integration mean for you? * In a general understanding, integration means the integration into a whole, the production of a unit from individual elements or the ability of a unit to maintain the cohesion of the sub-elements on the basis of common values and norms.
Reports from the project Orbis
Social integration - from euphoria to alienation and back again?
Funded from the project funds of the city of Bocholt for volunteers: Integration, language, volunteer work Social integration - from euphoria to alienation and back again? In the beginning, the refugees were looking for security. You looked forward to everything in the new country: In this phase you don't think about difficulties, don't question your own culture and only see everything as positive. After a period of about 5 years, however, the contact to and with the foreign society and its culture is different. The refugees switch from the euphoria phase to a so-called alienation phase, in which the first difficulties and misunderstandings arise. Contact with Germans, building social networks, exchanging ideas with the target culture are, for example, the concerns that are mainly asked for in the consultation. On the basis of the concerns mentioned above, one can speak of social integration, since maintaining closeness and distance, relationships with colleagues and fellow students in the field of education, developing social networks and making friendships are criteria and characteristics of social integration. The goals of Ms. Jrab's practical research are to define the needs of the refugees in terms of social integration and to further develop the handling of these needs so that together a successful social integration can be achieved [...]
VHS offers watercolor painting courses during the holidays - everyone can paint
True to the motto “postponed is not canceled”, a watercolor painting course is offered during the holidays. It will be great when you can paint together again! The course location should invite you to take part in summer temperatures. The bird house has kindly offered to have the course in the garden and, in bad weather, in the guest room. The course teaches you how to implement picture ideas, work with light, shadow and color contrasts and find solutions. Exercises show how the possibilities of watercolor painting can be used. Participants will be surprised to see how quickly they develop their own style of painting. Participants need brushes in three different sizes, a watercolor paint box, watercolor paper, a water container, kitchen paper, pencil and eraser. If you have an easel, you should bring it with you if possible. A consumption card is included in the fee for each day of the course. Water, endless tea and an ice cream or waffle will sweeten the morning. Due to the hygiene regulations, you are not allowed to bring your own food, drinks, bottles and drinking glasses. A face mask should be brought, which must be worn when moving around the room. The event takes place in the garden of the aviary. In bad weather in the bird house. The course starts on July 01.07.2020st, 1430 and registration is required under number BJ XNUMX. The course takes place three times, always on Wednesdays [...]
I am Orbis: Mossad Moussa
I am Mossad Youssef Moussa. I grew up in the delightful Egyptian city of Alexandria. I have been living in the beautiful, green and quiet city of Bocholt since 1980. I love traveling and trips, reading and writing short stories. I believe in the saying "Failure is the first step on the way to success." I came to Orbis to satisfy my hobby and my wishes in different cultures.
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Orbis wishes peace respect tolerance for Christmas and the new year 2020
Help with applications
How do I find a job? A very important question, because when I work, I can earn money, and that's what I need for shopping or living. The adult education center in Bocholt (VHS) helps to create conditions to find work. There you can find out your own competencies. And you can learn how the job market works, how job offers are properly understood, how to apply to a company and write their CV, and how to conduct a job interview with a company.
Information for the elderly care
German citizens often think that the strong cohesion in families from other cultures ensures that family members are also cared for in old age. But the structures are also changing in those families; they too are affected by the demographic change in society. If you live here, you have to make use of the German system of elderly care more and more often. They often lack information on this. Then some of them don't ask the German authorities because they have had bad experiences there. The Bocholt association “Leben im Alter” (LiA) has a tip: It draws attention to information events on social benefits in old age for all community members and interested Turkish citizens. - Living will and power of attorney, Thursday, December 5, 15 p.m. to 16 p.m., Ditib Mosque, Langenbergstraße 30. Speaker: Sanna Zachey (SkF) - Social assistance benefits in old age, Thursday, January 49, 16, 2020 p.m. to 15 p.m. P.m., cultural area of the Alevis, Westend 16. Speaker: Tina Papenkort (city administration Bocholt) - basic knowledge about pension and pension insurance, Thursday, January 30, 50, 23 p.m. - 2020 p.m., Ditib mosque, Langenbergstraße 15. Speaker: Birgitta Zywietz (city administration Bocholt) - Long-term care insurance benefits, Thursday, January 16, 30, 49 p.m. - 30 p.m., QuartiersHaus, Saarstrasse 2020. Speaker: Ulla Brauchmann (LiA) The events that are intended to provide assistance are organized as part of the LEADER project “Integration supported by volunteer work ”. Further information […]
My beautiful shining turnip and my big hunger
When the children in Bocholt walk through the streets on St. Martin's Day, their lanterns light up. Some lanterns are made of paper, but there are also other, very special lights: lanterns made from beets. Beets used to be a low-cost vegetable and a common food, especially for poor people. And cheap lanterns could also be made from them. The turnips, also called "Runkel", were cut through and "hollowed out". The inside has been removed, leaving only a slightly thicker outer layer. This was decorated with a knife with different motifs, as you can see in the photos. This is still traditionally done today. During the big Martin parade on Wednesday you can admire many of these beet lanterns. Bianca from the Orbis team remembers one such move, when she was very hungry as a child and then ... (read on!) Hopefully, I thought, we will soon be at the town hall, where St. Martin is depicted and on a white horse sits. With an effort I put one foot in front of the other. The long walk through the city in the Martin parade was exhausting for me. My beet lantern was heavy. Why did I choose the largest and heaviest turnip and use it to make my lantern? Now, you […]
I'm Orbis: Bianca Mümken
My name is Bianca Mümken, I was born in Bocholt and I am 49 years old. My nationality: Human. The world is motley, and so am I. For this reason, I have always volunteered, whether as an election assistant, legal supervisor or now at Orbis.After many years as an office communications clerk with a focus on IT, I attended the further training college Westmünsterland in order to acquire the Abitur. After successfully completing my studies I then do social pedagogy in Nijmegen, NL. Today I work as a journalist at “Made in Bocholt” and in my free time I pursue my hobbies: photography, traveling, dancing and art. Orbis is important to me because it allows me to expand my social skills, bridges between people with and without a migration background and - with the focus on people of all nationalities - can help in the search for further training opportunities or leisure activities. [...]
"Comfort" is the most beautiful
Which German word is the most beautiful? A language magazine called "Deutsch perfekt" asked this question. A jury of readers worldwide had put together a list of suggestions. This list was submitted to people learning German. They came from 46 different countries. The most beautiful word in the German language, the interviewees thought, is "comfort". In the following places animals landed: In second place came the word "butterfly", in third place the word "squirrel". And which German words sound most beautiful for you?
Latest news from Made in Bocholt
Dr. Kerstin Ettl becomes a professor in Bocholt
Bocholt. The idea is not yet fully understandable for Dr. Kerstin Ettl (38) that she is now working in Bocholt as the successor of the professor, whose studies and experience flowed into her own doctorate and shaped her. When Ettl was writing on her doctoral thesis on “Entrepreneurs and success from an individual and contextual perspective” in 2007, she read “The image of women entrepreneurs in Germany: A contribution to the current state of research” by the editors Prof. Dr. Andrea D. Bührmann, Prof. Dr. Katrin Hansen, Martina Schmeink and Aira Schöttelndreier. Prof. Dr. Kerstin Ettl now succeeds Prof. Dr. Katrin Hansen. "Back then there weren't that many projects that dealt with female entrepreneurs and the diversity of entrepreneurial people," says Kerstin Ettl. “Research in this area piqued my interest early on and I still love it,” reports the native of Bobingen. Bobingen is a city in Bavaria, south of Augsburg. Kerstin Ettl knows from her studies that diversity is also important in companies. She very much regrets that she had to change all of the lectures to online formats at short notice for the start of her studies in the winter semester: “There has to be a lot of dialogue and exchange in lectures. Even controversial discussions help students develop their personality. All of this can be a [...]
WITH VIDEO: There are still many open questions about the Corona vaccination center in the district
A central corona vaccination center for the Borken district is being built on the border between Velen and Gescher. It could start there from December 15th. If, yes, if there weren't many unanswered questions, like District Administrator Dr. Kai Zwicker explained in an interview with Berthold Blesenkemper
Another woman from Bocholt died in connection with Corona
In the Borken district, 1.197 people are currently infected with the coronavirus. 3.087 people have now recovered. In connection with the pandemic, there have been two more deaths in the past few days. A 92-year-old woman from Bocholt and an 85-year-old woman from Gescher died. This means that there have now been 75 deaths since the start of the corona pandemic. The “7-day incidence” is currently 111,5 per 100.000 inhabitants. The following information is available from the Westmünsterland Clinic for its hospital locations in Ahaus, Bocholt, Borken and Stadtlohn on the situation in the hospitals in the district that treat COVID-19 patients. There are currently 47 inpatients treated there, 8 of them are in the intensive care unit. 70 intensive care beds (55 beds currently in operation plus 15 switchable beds in the area of intensive monitoring) are available in the area of the Westmünsterland Clinic, 23 can be added in the emergency scenario. At the St. Antonius Hospital Gronau, 10 patients are currently being treated, 1 of them in the intensive care unit. A total of 16 intensive care beds are available there, 7 can be added in an emergency scenario.
European week 2021: "#EUnited - common vision for the future"
Borken district. The European Minister Dr. Stephan Holthoff-Pförtner started the competition for the European Week 2021. District Administrator Dr. Kai Zwicker. Municipalities, clubs, associations, schools, universities, facilities and institutions in North Rhine-Westphalia are invited to submit project ideas that support and spread the European idea in North Rhine-Westphalia. Award-winning projects receive up to 2.000 euros. “For the further development of the EU, we need broad engagement from civil society. The corona pandemic must not lead to the interruption of dialogue, exchange and cohesion for Europe, ”explains the European Minister. With the Europe week, the European idea in North Rhine-Westphalia should be strengthened. "I'm looking forward to exciting, creative projects and hopefully a lively participation from Westmünsterland," says Dr. Kai Zwicker. The pandemic should not affect the brainstorming process, said the district administrator. The motto of Europe Week 2021, which will take place from May 1st to 9th, is: “#EUnited - shared vision for the future”. This refers to projects that promote the exchange of citizenship on the following topics: “Make Europe more solidarity” “Make Europe more digital” “Make Europe greener” It is important that the projects are accessible to as many people as possible and that there is a great public response experienced and carried out in the European week in North Rhine-Westphalia. Deadline for applications [...]
Stephan Bauer's appearance completely canceled
Stephan Bauer's appearance on the Peperoni stage on December 19.12.2020, 17.00 will be canceled completely. Both the 20.00 p.m. and 30 p.m. show. There are no dates in the Drosselsaal for Stephan Bauer to play a program next year. The ticket money will be paid out at the advance booking office of Hungerkamp KG, Westend in Bocholt - by December XNUMXth. After that there is no longer any possibility. The artists and the Stage Pepperoni team wish you a Merry Christmas and an extremely Happy New Year.