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Residence permit remains valid
Due to the corona pandemic, the immigration office of the city of Bocholt can only be reached in urgent cases after registration. The Bocholter newspapers report, citing the city administration. After that, a residence permit cannot currently be extended and a certificate of this cannot be picked up. This means that a residence permit that has actually expired remains valid. According to this information, residence permits and tolerations for refugees also remain valid. Naturalizations do not take place initially, but at a later date. Anyone who is not an EU citizen and must stay in Bocholt as a visitor or tourist because it is currently not possible to return and the visa has expired will receive a so-called border crossing certificate from the immigration office. The stay is thus granted until April 30th. It can be requested by email. Contacts: Tel. 02871 / 953-298, email email@example.com, Internet www.bocholt.de/buergerservice
Orbis has to take a break
Dear Orbis readers! The Corona Virus also stops us. Our Orbis team is currently not allowed to meet. And we can't do interviews either. Therefore there will be no new texts and pictures here in the near future. We hope that this will be possible again soon. We wish everyone: stay healthy and keep calm!
VHS: Courses and events canceled.
The courses and events of the adult education center will cease to apply until April 20.04.2020, XNUMX. The crisis team made this decision with a heavy heart and for the safety of your health. We hope to report better news soon. Current news and reports on the subject of Corona will be published promptly on the special page madeinbocholt.de/corona.
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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.
Latest news from Made in Bocholt
The number of infected people decreased slightly across the district
Borken district. The total number of confirmed infections with the coronavirus in the district of Borken is currently (April 05.04.2020, 15.30, 664:650 p.m.) 246 (yesterday 218). 406 people (yesterday 420) are now healthy. Unfortunately, twelve people have meanwhile died in connection with a coronavirus infection. Currently, 19 people (yesterday XNUMX) are infected in the district. The attached table shows the situation in the individual municipalities in the district area. Situation in the hospitals that treat COVID-XNUMX patients (Ahaus, Bocholt, Borken, Gronau): Intensive care places both with and without ventilation technology are currently available to a sufficient extent. Nevertheless, these hospitals are taking further precautions by expanding their capacity. Additional information: District Administrator Dr. Kai Zwicker once again appeals to all citizens to reduce their social contacts to the bare minimum, to avoid close contact and to keep their distance. This is especially true now despite the nice weather. "Biking, walking or jogging outside is of course allowed, but just by yourself or in pairs and with the necessary distance," says Dr. Pince-nez. "Keep your hygiene rules in mind, especially regular, thorough hand washing!" In this way, you not only protect yourself, but also the risk groups, such as the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions. More information is also available at www.infektionsschutz.de. About the further […]
63-year-old seriously injured in car accident
Hamminkeln (ots) - On Sunday, April 05.04.2020th, 13, around 50:63 p.m., there was a serious traffic accident in Hamminkeln-Dingden on the street Alter Rheder Weg. A 63-year-old woman from Rhede drove a car on the Alter Rheder Weg road towards Rhede. For reasons that have not yet been clarified, she came off the road in a curve to the right, broke through a guardrail and drove into a ditch. In the accident, the 15-year-old was injured so badly that an ambulance had to take her to a hospital. While a towing company pulled the car out of the ditch, police officers blocked the Alter Rheder Weg street for about XNUMX minutes.
Burglar steals empty safe
Bocholt (ots) - Between Friday, 15.00:09.00 p.m. and Saturday, 02871:2990 a.m., unknown perpetrators broke into a currently uninhabited accommodation (former hotel) on Dinxperloer Strasse. The perpetrator (s) threw in the glass pane of the front door and then stole an empty safe from an office. This was then found and secured nearby. The police are looking for witnesses. Please contact the Kripo in Bocholt (XNUMX) XNUMX.
Germany prays together on April 8.4th
At a time like this, a jolt has to go through our country. How would it be if hundreds of thousands of people in Germany gathered together for prayer? Prime Minister Söder has called for praying for our country: we want to do that. The Jewish Passover begins on Wednesday, April 8th. The people of Israel think about how God freed them from captivity through plagues. We call on that day to pray together from 17:00 pm to 18:30 pm: for the sick and healthy, for everyone who is now performing important services. For our country! We pray together! On-line! From our houses and apartments! Connection rather than isolation - hope instead of fear. Our country needs God's help and we want to send a clearly visible signal. Are you there? Connected in the heart and online via the livestream of “Germany Prays Together”, leaders and Christians from different denominations gather to pray together for our country. A sign against anti-Semitism. A sign against hopelessness. We pray together! All information at: https://deutschlandbetetgemeinsam.de/
Three corona dead in one day
Borken district. The total number of confirmed infections with the corona virus in the district of Borken is currently (04.04.2020, 16.30 p.m.) 650 (yesterday 609). 218 people (yesterday 198) are now healthy. Unfortunately, twelve people have meanwhile died in connection with a coronavirus infection. The number of deaths has thus increased by three: an 86-year-old and a 76-year-old man from Stadtlohn and a 68-year-old woman from Bocholt. All three had been given intensive medical care in the isolation ward. District Administrator Dr. Kai Zwicker expresses his heartfelt sympathy to the relatives of the deceased. Currently 420 people (yesterday 402) are infected in the district. The attached table shows the situation in the individual municipalities in the district area. Situation in the hospitals that treat COVID-19 patients (Ahaus, Bocholt, Borken, Gronau): Intensive care places both with and without ventilation technology are currently available to a sufficient extent. Nevertheless, these hospitals are taking further precautions by expanding their capacity. Additional information: District Administrator Dr. Kai Zwicker once again appeals to all citizens to reduce their social contacts to the bare minimum, to avoid close contact and to keep their distance. This is especially true now despite the announced nice weather. “Bicycling, walking or jogging outside is of course allowed, but just alone […]