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A day for the teachers
Autumn is coming to an end and soon we will have winter. Also in Afghanistan, where it is much colder in the mountains than in Bocholt. Emamahmad Azimi from the Orbis team comes from Afghanistan. He looks again at the autumn in which he experienced the customs of St. Martin and Nikolaus in Bocholt and describes a custom from his homeland: the day for the teachers. “With us,” says Emamahmad, “the teachers have a special prestige in society. They are almost sacred. The teachers are the lights that make our lives and our future brighter. We need to take good care of these lights and treat them well so that they can continue to shine in our lives. At the 5. We traditionally celebrate the Teachers' Day in Afghanistan in October. On this day, the students thank their teachers for the work they did in the school year. Then they eat and celebrate together, mostly in the great outdoors. Teachers receive gifts and flowers from their students. There are also some students who write poems to their teachers and give them to them. ”
Orbis guest at "juneart"
In the Eintrachtstraße 82 (corner Schwarzstraße) in Bocholt is the gallery "juneart" by June Erkelenz. June is an artist who came to 1969 from England. Every 1. An event takes place there every Sunday, for example an author's reading. On Sunday afternoon, Emamahmad Azimi and Jürgen Dickmann presented the project Orbis. In a relaxed atmosphere, over coffee and tea, they informed the participants about the goals of this internet platform: "Orbis wants to build bridges between the people and the cultures, between old-established Bocholterns and the newly added ones. Regardless of age, background or religion. Orbis is there for everyone. "Participants asked questions about the organization, financing and distribution of Orbis. "We are an independent open-ended editorial group under the umbrella of the Adult Education Center Bocholt. We are supported by Förderverein der VHS, Komm An NRW, Lions Club Rhein-Issel and Stadtsparkasse Bocholt. To read our reports are: madeinbocholt / orbis.de Emamahmad Azimi comes from Afghanistan and reported on his experiences in Bocholt. As an example for Orbis publications he presented the article: "What strikes me most here - German Punctuality" -. to read in the archive of Orbis. Thereafter, the differences in nature and behavior between people of various origins were discussed. June Erkelenz remarked: "The first, [...]
The Martinsgans tradition (with recipe)
The traditional parades in memory of Saint Martin are over. But there is another old custom related to Saint Martin. Now begins the time for a festive meal. Fried goose is offered in many restaurants and is also on the menu in most families. There are many stories about how this custom came about. One of them is: Martin, Bishop of Tours, hid in a goose stall about 1600 years ago and was betrayed by the noise of animals. In Bocholt and the surrounding area there are not very many people who breed geese. But every now and then you can still see farms with a whole bunch of beautiful white geese. Now, around the time of Saint Martin, they have been well fed and have the right weight to be slaughtered. Many goose-eating geese also come from other regions and countries, especially from Poland. If you would like to try a tasty roast goose - here is a simple recipe for preparation: Ingredients for 4 persons: 1 ready-to-go goose, approximately 4 kilo, salt, Pepper, 2 tablespoon dried marjoram Preparation: Preheat oven to 170 grade. Rub the goose with salt, pepper and marjoram inside and out. You can see the inside of the goose with apples [...]
Reports from the project Orbis
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 the family members are also cared for in old age. But even in those families, the structures change, they too are affected by the demographic change of society. If you live here, you must increasingly use the German system of assistance for the elderly. For this they often lack information. Then some of them do not ask the German authorities because they had bad experiences there. The Bocholter Association "Life in the Age" (LiA) has a tip: It points to information sessions on social benefits in old age for all parishioners and interested Turkish citizens. - Living Will and Prosecution, Thursday, 5. December, 15-16: 30 clock, Ditib mosque, Langenbergstrasse 49. Speaker: Sanna Zachey (SkF) - Benefits of social assistance in old age, Thursday, 16. January 2020, 15-16: 30 clock, Alevi's cultural space, Westend 50. Speaker: Tina Papenkort (city administration Bocholt) - Basic knowledge about pension and pension insurance, Thursday, 23. January 2020, 15-16: 30 clock, Ditib mosque, Langenbergstrasse 49. Speaker: Birgitta Zywietz (city administration Bocholt) - Nursing care benefits, Thursday, 30. January 2020, 15-16: 30 Clock, QuartiersHaus, Saarstraße 33. Speaker: Ulla Brauchmann (LiA) The events that are to provide assistance are being carried out as part of the LEADER project "Integration supported by volunteering". Additional Information […]
My beautiful shining turnip and my big hunger
When in Bocholt the children are walking through the streets on St. Martin's Day, their lanterns are lit up. Some lanterns are made of paper, but there are also other, very special lights here: lanterns made from turnips. Beets were once a vegetable that was not expensive and was a common food, especially for poor people. And from it could also make cheap lanterns. The turnips, also called "Runkel", were cut through and "hollowed out". The interior was removed, leaving only a slightly thicker outer layer. This was decorated with a knife with different motives, as you can see in the photos. This is traditionally still done today. At the big Martinsumzug on Wednesday you can admire many such beet lanterns. Bianca from the Orbis team remembers such a move, where she got very hungry as a child and then ... (read on!) Hopefully, I thought, we'll be soon at the Town Hall where St. Martin is portrayed and on a white horse sitting. With difficulty I put one foot in front of the other. The long journey in the Martinsumzug by the city strained me. My turnip lantern was heavy. Why, of all things, had I selected the largest and heaviest turnip and made my lantern out of it? 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: Mensch.Die world is colorful, and so am I. For this reason, I have always volunteered, whether as an election assistant, legal advisor or now at Orbis.Nach many years of activity as a clerk for office communication, focus EDV, I attended the continuing education college Westmünsterland, there to acquire the Abitur.Nach successful degree I then social education in Nijmegen, NL. Today I practice a journalistic activity at "Made in Bocholt" and spend my leisure time pursuing my hobbies: photography, traveling, dancing and art. Orbis is important to me as it enhances my social skills, bridges between people with and without a migration background build and - focusing on people of all nationalities - can help in finding opportunities for further education or leisure activities. [...]
"Gemütlichkeit" 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?
Pictures of an escape
At the 7.10.2019 there will be an accompanying event from 18: 30 to 20: 30 in the premises of Stadtsparkasse Bocholt, market 8. instead of. Exhibition initiator Gerburgis Sommer from Haltern will talk about escape stories and volunteer work and guide them through the exhibition. In addition, Suleiman Saado from Iraq will tell of his escape story and give the escape not only a face but also a voice. Openly and courageously, asylum seekers and refugees in the exhibition show their faces and tell their story: who they are, why they had to flee and what they experienced on the way. Gerburgis Sommer tells about the origin of the exhibition, about the stories behind the pictures. A young man with a refugee background, who can be found on one of the roll ups, reports personally about his escape story, his arrival here in Germany and his current life situation in Germany. Further information can be found here: www.gesicht-einer-flucht.de
I am Orbis: Emamahmad Azimi
"I am Emamahmad Azimi. Different cultures allow us to organize the world differently and give us the opportunity to look at the world differently. With each newly learned culture you acquire a new soul. That's what motivates me to join Orbis. "
Summer party and climate protection
Everyone is talking about the climate. The conservationists of the Nature Conservation Union (NABU) make climate protection a central theme at their summer party on Sunday, 15. September, from 11 to 18 clock. At this festival on the Festwiese am Aasee there is a lot of information, coffee, cake, drinks and healthy food - also vegetarian and vegan. For children there is, among other things, an offer for crafts. Besides, you can win something. Besides the NABU many other clubs and exhibitors are there. They all want to show that there are many ideas to improve the living conditions for people, animals and plants in Bocholt.
Teatime in Bocholt - and Shelia Fischer is reading
Small stories she wrote as a child, rememberedShelia Fischer, which gave a reading on Sunday in the Gallery June Art.Vorgestellt were two of her books. ?? The other art dealer ?? is a Crimi, which is about dubious art trade. The art dealer does not follow legal paths when it comes to procurement and organizes expensive exhibits for his demanding art lover, such as Chinese vases from the 16. Century. Here he pulls himself to some wounds. The dealings with clients and sellers are characterized by excitement, adventure and persecution by the police. Of course the "love" comes as well? not too short and you can imagine, everything is very complicated. Review: Crime can also be romantic. At the wedding on the Hamptons ?? outweighs the romance. A light and entertaining reading into the world of ?? the rich and the beautiful ?? invites and conceals a tragic story that probably still finds its enlightenment. Shelia Fischer, whose real name is Silke Fischer lives her passion for writing and was very pleased to be able to experience a teatime in the gallery of June Erkelenz. Each at the 1. There is an event site there every Sunday. [...]
Latest news from Made in Bocholt
Bocholter new citizens welcomed
Numerous new Bochum residents were welcomed again in front of the historic town hall this evening. They were given brown envelopes that included tokens for drinks and other useful items. After Elisabeth Kroesen, the first deputy mayor, Ludger Diekhues, head of Bocholt city marketing and Florian Sauret, Bocholt night watchman, who had all welcomed the party, we went on to the cozy part.
Breakfasts combine different cultures
As part of the integration project "We Live Respect", a joint breakfast with people from different countries of origin and cultures has found great resonance. The meeting took place with 50 adult participants and 25 children - with and without a migration background - in the rooms at the DRK-Stadtverband Bocholt on the Goerdelerstraße 15, said the DRK press service. The people from numerous nations made intensive use of the opportunity by means of talks to get to know each other in a sociable atmosphere and to exchange views. The offer is funded by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. "It aims to connect people from different cultures and help reduce prejudices. The focus is on mutual learning and exchange at eye level. The breakfast offered a good opportunity, "said organizer Sara Jrab of the refugee counseling at the Red Cross in the district Borken. Michael Schwinning, Integration Officer of the City of Bocholt, and Sara Jrab spoke with the guests in a dialogue about culture and values. Jrab: "This often allows a change of perspective and a better mutual understanding." Photo: event "We live respect" of the Red Cross in the district of Borken and the city of Bocholt at the DRK-Stadtverband Bocholt.
Bocholter convicted of attempted murder with intent to seven years imprisonment
An 48 year old from Bocholt was sentenced to seven years in prison by the Münster District Court today, among other things, for attempted murder. This is reported by the WDR. At the end of April 2019 on the 67 highway under the influence of alcohol and drugs, the man intentionally drove his car repeatedly into oncoming traffic in order to kill himself. He had deliberately rammed two oncoming vehicles with over 100 km / h. Only the quick response of the oncoming drivers prevented the deaths.
Hometown club Suderwick and Citizens' Initiative Dinxperwick win local award of the county
Volunteering plays an important role in the Borken district. In order to bring the ideas of active citizens even more into focus, the district of Borken has for the first time presented a Heimat Prize this year, with which it recognizes projects that strengthen local and regional identity and community and thus homeland. Representatives from a total of 32 associations, groups and initiatives from the region who have applied for their project or activity have now come together for the award ceremony in the Kreishaus in Borken. "Fancy a homeland?!" Was the motto of the Heimat Prize. "We can delete the question mark for us today," said Elisabeth Büning, jury member and head of the department of education, school, culture and sport at the district of Borken, who led the event as a moderator. "You can tell: We all feel like home." The basis of the price is the state program "Heimat", which is funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Future. North Rhine-Westphalia. We promote what connects people. ” The Ministry of Homeland, Local Government, Construction and Equal Opportunities of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia made a grant of 10.000 Euro available for the Heimat Prize 2019. “Many clubs and initiatives in the Borken district are enthusiastic about the special features of our region. They strive to preserve their homeland and at the same time […]
Burglars eat up complete Christmas chocolate
Bocholt (ots) - The Christmas chocolate eaten, the Christmas presents torn or stolen - this picture presented itself to the teachers of the Israhel van Meckenem School on Münsterstrasse on Thursday morning. Burglars had infiltrated the building during the night, breaking several doors in the school. The police are looking for witnesses. Information to the Kripo in Bocholt (02871) 2990