"A Journey to Media and Cultural Learning" in Germany

September 2023

"A Journey to Media and Cultural Learning" in Germany - September 2023

In the continued pursuit of the "A Journey to Media and Cultural Literacy" project, following the successful inaugural visit by Tomorrow Together - Germany to Jordan, Desert Bloom for Training & Sustainable Development embarked on a mission to Germany to advance the project's objectives. The project was generously funded by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) under the CCP Synergy program, which promotes cooperative partnerships among civil society organizations. It aimed to explore the influence of media communication on culture while championing Sustainable Development Goal no. 17, fostering global partnerships.

During the trip, we engaged in meaningful interactions with like-minded organizations and cultural institutions in Bonn, Frankfurt, Cologne, and Berlin. Our itinerary included:

  • Our History. Germany since 1945 - A permanent exhibition in Bonn.
  • Seraji Foundation Bonn: We explored potential collaborations in hosting volunteers, Arabic language courses, Erasmus Plus programs, group ESC projects, cultural programs, and more.
  • Haus der Integration, Bonn. We gained insights into their community action initiatives and best practices in integration. We also learned about their Paper Magazine "Die Grenze" and the foundation's online news portal "our-voice-online."
  • Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (University of Applied Sciences) - Discussions centered around potential cooperation in Capacity-building projects are international cooperation projects under Erasmus Plus and cooperation in the field of student exchanges.
  • Museum Koenig (Natural History Museum)
  • The Cologne Central Mosque
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • United Religions Initiative (URI) Office in Bonn
  • Deutsche Muslim-Liga Bonn e.V.
  • Refugee families in Berlin - We had the honor of meeting two refugee families in Berlin, gaining insights into their refugee journeys and how they successfully integrated into German society.

In summary, Desert Bloom's visit to Germany accomplished the following objectives:

- Forging robust partnerships

- Sharing innovative ideas

- Enhancing our understanding of cultural variances in media consumption and addressing core challenges.