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Delicious summer dishes in Corona times
The corona virus not only prevents many holiday plans, but also immigrants' trips to their home country. Maybe delicious summer dishes from different countries and regions are a little consolation for missed travel dreams. Bring the world into your summer kitchen. - Summer time is berry time - it should be something fresh. That means that in summer I would like to eat fruity foods that are easy to prepare and that can be left in the fridge for one night. I can prepare this dish well if I expect a visit the next day. So I went to pick berries. Collecting the berries is fun for the whole family and mostly the berries can be tried in the fields. A treat that is very healthy. They have a nice color, taste sweet and a little sour. I mean they taste fresh. I collected red currants, blueberries and gooseberries. Berries can be collected here in Bocholt, for example, on the way to Rhede. There are often farmers where berries can be picked directly from the field. I would like to share my own recipe for a fruity dessert with you. All berries are washed and plucked well before eating. I cook 200g (grams) of currants […]
Orbis reports back
After a long corona break, ORBIS is back for you. We want to continue to report on events, events and intercultural topics at regular intervals. You are also welcome to write articles and stories yourself and send them to our email address. Even better: come to our * ”intercultural workshop” *. We meet every Monday from 17.30:19.00 p.m. to 4:XNUMX p.m. in the building of the Volkshochschule Bocholt Südwall XNUMXa. We look forward to you The ORBIS team
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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?
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
Latest news from Made in Bocholt
Former Bocholt pastor regrets statements and apologizes
By STEPHAN KRONENBERG (Diocese of Münster) The former Bocholt and current Münster priest Ulrich Zurkuhlen is now allowed to celebrate services again. The Bishop of Münster informed him of this in a letter on July 3. In July 2019, against the background of statements about sexual abuse by priests, Bishop Genn Pastor Zurkuhlen prohibited any pastoral service, celebration of church services and statements on the subject. The bishop had stressed at the time that he asked Zurkuhlen to provide a credible written apology to those affected and to all other people he had injured. Since July 2019 there have been various discussions and written contacts between representatives of the diocese, including the intervention officer Peter Frings and also Bishop Genn himself, as well as experts on the subject of sexual abuse and prevention with Pastor Zurkuhlen. By letter of June 1st, Pastor Zurkuhlen again addressed Bishop Genn. According to those responsible for the diocese, this letter is a credible request to apologize. Among other things, Pastor Zurkuhlen emphasized in his letter that he expressly regretted what he said last year and apologize to all the people he had hurt. He distances himself “absolutely” from what he said at the time; he had […]
Bocholt strengthens Borken community
By GUDRUN NIEWÖHNER (Diocese of Münster) She loves her home, Westmünsterland - and the people who live there. Karen Nelke was born in Bocholt, completed her three-year apprenticeship in Rhede - and from August 1, as pastoral advisor, strengthened the pastoral team of the St. Remigius propaganda community in Borken. The 34-year-old actually wanted to become a teacher of mathematics and Catholic religion at a vocational college. But in this way she realized: “Give grades for faith? I don't want that. ”Your official commission from Münster's Bishop Dr. Felix Genn will receive Karen Nelke together with 21 other pastoral speakers from the diocese on Sunday, September 27, at a service at 14.30:XNUMX p.m. in St. Paulus Cathedral. Because she had already been teaching for a few semesters in Aachen, Karen Nelke was able to shorten her studies in religious education in Paderborn. She likes to look back on her time as a pastoral assistant in St. Gudula in Rhede - and is grateful to Pastor Thorsten Schmölzing for his support and support: "I was allowed to try out a lot." Volunteers and full-time officials in the parish initiated, supported and directed projects: "Since the beginning of the corona pandemic, creativity has been challenged anew." Karen Nelke […]
City network "Committed City" is growing
Bocholt (PID). The nationwide network “Committed City”, which is intended to strengthen local civic engagement, continues to grow: 32 cities join the initiative. Nationwide, a total of 73 cities are taking part. Bocholt has been a city from the very beginning since 2015, can already boast good examples and will be available to new cities in the future as a so-called “tandem partner” who supports other municipalities and provides impulses. In a press release from the “Federal Network for Citizenship Engagement” (BBE) it says: “From the development of common ideas on the ground, to strengthening cohesion in cities and towns, to strengthening democracy in times of change and crisis: Together, the best can be done locally can be achieved. Many people share this conviction - and have been networking in the nationwide “Engaged City” program for the past five years. After 5 years of successful program work, the successful model will enter a third phase from July 1, 2020. ” Federal Minister of Family Affairs supports Federal Minister of Family Affairs Dr. Franziska Giffey supports the initiative: “The committed city has already achieved so much! Now we want to increase even more - we invite you to participate in a nationwide movement! Civic engagement contributes to a “feeling of belonging” in the cities and communities, a strong civil society promotes innovation and the quality of life on site. The actual […]
Controversy among the Greens continues
Bocholt. (Rü) Tonight (Mon, July 6) the Greens will elect a new cashier and two new assessors at their local association meeting. These new appointments have become necessary because the previous cashier, Andre Fellerhoff, has resigned from his duties. This news is particularly explosive due to the fact that Andre Fellerhoff is the husband of Green Councilor Vera Timotijevic, who is no longer running in the local elections on September 13. In an email to the members, Made in Bocholt, Fellerhoff had explained the resignation and caused his disappointment about the current work with the Green Air. He would also like to have worked on the Bocholt Council after the upcoming election. In the nomination of Monika Ludwig (center) as Mayor candidate for the Greens in February: Andre Fellerhoff and Vera Timotijevic Photo: Klaus Rühling Literally Andre Fellerhoff writes: doesn't want to stand in the way. " And further: “Unfortunately it was impossible to convince members to be the right one. Until the end I tried to act neutral and balancing with everyone. For me, I noticed that it is becoming more and more difficult for me because trust from and to individual actors no longer exists. ” On the […]
Caritas starts a new course series "Memory training for seniors"
"If you rest, you rust". This applies not only to physical fitness, but also to brain function. Memory training helps to strengthen mental flexibility. An important factor for long-term health and self-determination, especially in old age. Therefore, from July 28th, the Caritas Association will offer a new course series memory training especially for seniors. Sandra Wölker, certified memory trainer of the German Association for Memory Training, is pleased that after the long corona break it can finally start again. The program describes it as follows: “Our brain is like a road network. There are highways that drive many of our thoughts almost automatically. Then there are country roads that we use every now and then, but they work quite well. And then there are the dirt roads, things are moving slowly and slowly. So we avoid them. Not to mention the overgrown trails. But it is precisely these that are important to uncover. Because the older we get, the more important it is that we can offer our brains alternatives to accessing knowledge, making decisions or remembering things. “Because as long as you are healthy, you don't worry about how important they are Memory processes are. However, if the brain is affected by age or illness, many of them suddenly noticed how restricted their […]