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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
FDP applies for EWIBO committee of inquiry
In view of the ongoing public prosecutor's investigation in Bocholt, the FDP parliamentary group requests an EWIBO investigative committee. Since there is no such thing at the municipal level according to the municipal code, she wants to officially call it a working group. The committee of inquiry is supposed to give access to files in all business areas of the subsidiary as well as the municipal business with it and thus enable political control and constructive clarification. Each party or electoral community represented in the city council should send a sworn member. According to the Liberals, this must not be a current or former member of the Supervisory Board and not have a professional conflict of interests with EWIBO or its subsidiaries. On the part of the city administration, the administrative board, the management of the auditing office and the legal department should participate. “But external experts should also be consulted,” says Burkhard Henneken. The committee chairman to be elected must give an interim report to every city council meeting, it said. .
Jennifer Schlaghecken is to become the new chamberlain and department head
Jennifer Schlaghecken is to become the new chamberlain and head of department in Bocholt. At least that is what the Council of Elders, supplemented by Bärbel Sauer (social list), spoke out after an applicant introduction round on Saturday. Jennifer Schlaghecken is 36 years old and comes from the Bocholt city administration. She is currently the deputy of the current treasurer Reinhard Heidemann, who temporarily took over the office after Kai Elsweier left, but is now retiring. The selection process chosen was controversial. Because the council of elders, to which only the group chairmen and the administrative board belong, has no official function. It has no decision-making powers and cannot deliberate on matters of the Council or its committees. But Mayor Thomas Kerkhoff has apparently ignored it. The main and finance committee, which is actually responsible for personnel issues, is thus left out. Since the group chairmen have reached agreement in a small group, a choice of hacking is as good as certain. The city council as a citizen representative may now vote in its meeting on March 24th.
Shops open again to customers after prior appointment
From tomorrow the shops in Bocholt City will be open again. Then appointment shopping starts - also called "click & meet" in modern German. That means: If you want to look for clothes, shoes, electronics or furniture, you have to book a time slot beforehand. You can do this via phone, messenger, WhatsApp, email or online. In many shops you can make appointments right before Ot. The dealers are happy even when they have more work to do. Many customers use different communication channels. First of all, they want to be coordinated. The Rekers shoe store therefore uses an online tool for its three branches. Customers can use this to book a free time slot themselves, receive an immediate confirmation by email and, if necessary, cancel appointments with one click. The number of free places is limited. Only one customer can be admitted per 40 square meters of retail space. This means that the requirements are four times as strict as for supermarket purchases. In addition, an FFP2 or surgical mask must be worn.
Juana Bleker new state chairwoman of the entrepreneur women in the craft
True to the motto “The year with a difference”, the entrepreneur women in the craft of the North Rhine-Westphalia regional association did not meet as planned in Cologne on March 05, 2021, but met digitally for this year's regional association conference. 43 participants, including the federal chairwoman Heidi Kluth, reviewed the years 2019 and 2020 at the invitation of the state chairwoman Tatjana Lanvermann. In addition to the annual accounts for 2019/2020, the discharge of the board and the treasury, the approval of the budget for 2021 and the amendment to the statutes, the focus of this year's general meeting was on the election of the board. Juana Bleker was unanimously elected first chairwoman of the UFH NRW, replacing her predecessor Tatjana Lanvermann from Marbeck, who will be up for election at the federal level in October this year. Jutta Monscheuer from Solingen will be the first deputy chairwoman. Regina Dicke from Wuppertal will take on the tasks in the area of public relations. Undine Weiller from Cologne takes over the position of management. Birgit Krüger from Wuppertal will continue to act as secretary. From now on, Jutta Schmidt will take over the office of cash auditor together with Christa Schneider. The board elections were accompanied by very personal and emotional speeches. Tatjana Lanvermann thanked the [...]
Free corona rapid tests from Monday at 15 locations in the district
The Red Cross in the Borken district will enable rapid corona tests in the entire Borken district from Monday, March 8th. They are free once a week for every citizen. The federal government decided that. "We are happy that we were able to organize quick tests with our local DRK clubs within a very short time," said DRK board member Jürgen Puhlmann at the weekend. He appeals to the citizens in the Borken district: "Get security quickly whether you are infected with corona or not." Testing is carried out at 15 locations in the Borken district, thus in almost all municipalities. An appointment is required for rapid antigen testing. It must be done online at www.drkborken.de. Online registration was activated on Sunday afternoon. What do I have to do to get tested? Make an appointment via the DRK online platform. You can select the appropriate test location and time. If it is not possible to make an appointment online, you can register by calling 02861 / 8029-374. Note Everyone has to register once when making an appointment online. All communication, including the transmission of results, is digital. So every test person has their test result available at all times. What does a test cost? As part of the national test strategy, every person living in Germany can be tested free of charge once a week. Where can I [...]