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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 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
Surname 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 master 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, volunteering 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 with 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 up social networks, exchanging ideas with the target culture are, for example, the concerns that are mainly asked for in counseling. On the basis of the above-mentioned concerns, 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 if you can paint together again! The course location should invite you to participate in summer temperatures. The bird house has kindly offered to hold the course in the garden and in bad weather also in the guest room. The course teaches how to implement image ideas, work with light, shadows 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 painting 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 course day. Water, endless tea and an ice cream or waffle will sweeten the morning. Because of the hygiene regulations, you are not allowed to bring your own food, drinks, bottles and drinking glasses. You should bring a face mask that must be worn when moving around the room. The event takes place in the garden of the bird house. 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, every Wednesday […]
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 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?
Latest news from Made in Bocholt
Not all police telephone lines available on Saturday
Due to technical work, the telephone lines of the Borken district police authority cannot be reached on Saturday, September 26.09.2020th, 08.00 in Borken and Bocholt from around 110 a.m. until around midnight. The police emergency number 02561 is not affected. In addition, the connections of the guard locations Ahaus, Tel. (9260) 02561, and Gronau, Tel. (9260) XNUMX, can still be reached.
Two break-ins on Friday night
Bocholt (ots) - There were two breakdowns in business on Friday night in Bocholt. In the first case, the perpetrators managed to break into a building on Josef-Jakob-Platz. The strangers searched the rooms. It is not yet clear whether they have stolen something. The second act took place on the Ostwall - there strangers used force to break into a pharmacy. There, too, it is not yet known whether something has been stolen. The police ask for information to the Kripo in Bocholt: Tel. (02871) 2990.
Ten Bocholter still fell ill with Corona
43 people are currently infected with Corona in the district. There are still ten in Bocholt. The telephone hotline of the Borken District Health Office for medical questions about the coronavirus (also for testing) is activated at 02861 / 681-1616. She can be reached Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 14 p.m. and Saturday from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m. The patient hotline of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians on Tel. 116117 is staffed around the clock. Note for travelers returning from risk areas, including the Dutch provinces of North and South Holland and the Province of Utrecht, which the Robert Koch Institute has now also declared a risk area: After a stay there, travelers must immediately go into domestic isolation and also report to the district health office. To do this, you can use a form stored on the Internet atkreis-borken.de/coronareise. Alternatively, you also have the option of calling the Borken district hotline.
Plans for a new inner city playground on Weberstrasse are becoming concrete
Bocholt (PID). On September 30, 15, around 2020 Bocholt residents informed themselves about the planning status for the redesign of the green space on Weberstrasse in front of the Kardinal-Diepenbrock-Heim and participated in the selection of furnishings and equipment. The area on Weberstrasse is one of the few green islands in Bocholt. The redesign is an essential measure of the integrated action plan for the inner city, for which Bocholt received the approval of urban development funds in June of this year. Green area for young and old The planning process for this green area is supported by the “Future City of Bocholt 2030+” project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In this context, a more representative public participation, a more active participation in the area design and inner city development is planned. For example, two participation workshops were held last year, from which the preliminary draft for applying for funding emerged. The focus of the planning is the creation of a green area that can be used by all generations in accordance with the requirements specified by the citizens in these events. This area is to be made more inviting, the routing optimized and a new inner city playground integrated. Now, in addition to the residents of the Kardinal-Diepenbrock-Heim, the children of the adjoining St. Theresia daycare center, citizens could again use (movable) seating furniture, play equipment and areas on [...]
Burglars wanted in two shops
Bocholt (ots) - On Thursday night in Bocholt, burglars targeted business premises in two cases. Strangers forced their way into a nail salon on Nordstrasse. Inside, they ransacked the premises in search of prey. According to initial findings, they left the crime scene without stealing anything. The efforts of the intruders in Kurfürstenstrasse failed: there the perpetrators did not succeed in breaking into a shop. The police ask for information to the Kripo in Bocholt: Tel. (02871) 2990.