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„Ein Kind, ein Lehrer, ein Buch und ein Stift können die Welt verändern.“ (Malala Yousafzai, Friedensnobelpreisträgerin aus Pakistan)

nya_husch_kDieser Blog informiert über die Aktivitäten des Ökumenischen 1Welt-Kreises im Erbstromtal. Wir freuen uns über Ihr Interesse und hoffen, daß unsere Projekte viele Unterstützer finden.
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„One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.“ (Malala Yousafzai , Nobel Peace Prize winner from Pakistan)

clemgerThis blog provides information about the activities of the Ecumenical 1World-Group in Erbstromtal valley (Germany). We are pleased to find your interest and hope to find many supporters for our projects.
Since the language of the blog is german-based you will find some sub-items in the menus in german only. We recommend to simply click on them to find out what is behind. For example: „Ältere Beiträge“ means „earlier or former posts“, „Neuere Beiträge“ means „recent or new posts“. „Wählen“ or „Auswählen“ means „choose“ or „select“. In case of questions do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks for your understanding.
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Students met in Kigali with their peers and the project coordinator


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The meeting of students sponsored through „Ecumenical One World Group“ in collaboration with „Amizero y’Ubuzima Organization“ took place on December 02, 2018 in Kigali, presided by the Project coordinator in Rwanda Mrs Laurette Mushimiyimana.

The meeting had three items on the Agenda:

  • Meeting and knowing each other as one family
  • Advices on how to move on
  • Preparation of next academic year

Opening remarks:
After the official opening of the meeting and welcoming remarks by the Project coordinator of 1WG in Rwanda, she started to introduce to the participants the items on the agenda.

Resolution 1:
After the introduction of all the children and some parents who accompanied their children, Laurette explained everyone who is the sponsor of the project. She went on to remind everyone the generosity of the sponsors of the project and she highlighted the self sacrifice and dedication of Pastor Gerhard and Dietmar who have spent a lot of their energy for the program in Rwanda especially trying to know and visit most of the children and their families who are sponsored. The project coordinator insisted on never to forget the opportunity that we are offered by these people of good will who are only pushed by loving heart to help. On this point the children were asked to keep in touch with their sponsors as often as possible as a sign of gratitude and closeness.

Resolution 2
The project coordinator took time to advice all the children on how to be responsible in life especially by putting all the efforts to study well, use the chance they are given for the better future of their lives and to never disappoint their sponsors and the society they live in. She gave each child a minute to say what is their hobbies and talents and asked them to develop it along with their studies in order to have a hopeful future.
Eric the artist who was invited in this meeting was asked to share his experiences with the children and also sang with them which made the children very happy.

After this Laurette asked Evode the alumni of 1WG to talk to the children and told them that they should feel brothers and sisters to each other, they should work hard in their studies so that they may excel in whatever work they may get once they finish their studies.

The three parents also were given time to counsel the children so as not to be a burden to their parents or to their caregivers. Laurette carried on by thanking the children who performed well during this year, congratulated the 3 students who graduated this year among them Perlin who finished his secondary studies with very good performance in spite of his visual impairment. Irene who graduated and is now a holder of bachelor degree and Lilian who graduated and got diploma but has to study another year to get her bachelor degree.

Resolution 3
In preparation of next academic year, Laurette collected all the letters of the schools which the children attend that shows all the school materials and fees needed.

In AOB the Project coordinator asked the opinion of all the children how often they need a common meeting and they unanimously and happily wanted to have it twice year as it is so helpful and encourages the spirit of being together as a family.

Reported by Laurette MUSHIMIYIMANA
Project coordinator of One-World-Group in Rwanda

Christmas campaign has begun


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This week we have started our annual christmas campaign. Until the end of the year 2018 we ask for donations in favour of our educational sponsorship project in Rwanda. The donations will help to maintain the project as a whole so that its continuance will be secured. And thus your donation will benefit to ALL children of the project. We thank you for your support and wish you a blessed christmas!

For your donation please use the banking information of this blog or the special christmas link with PayPal.
The PayPal-link works with the qr-code, too.

Ruhla Rapper Cannachris supports our kids!


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cannachris„As I first learned about the One-World-Group (OWG) project, the message was immediately clear and there was no question about my joining the action,“ said Christian Kaiser.
„Education is for all of the world’s children as important as is love in the family or air to breathe, all children deserve an equal right to an education,“ according to the singer.

This conversation is about the educational project of the Ecumenical One World Group, which is based in Ruhla, Germany and has underwritten Rwandan children’s education since 2007.
Recently OWG has entered into partnership with „Amizero Y’Ubuzima“, a Rwandan NGO.
And now … OWG is proud to announce it’s newest partner Ruhla rapper „Cannachris“, alias Christian Kaiser.

On October 20th (2018) Cannachris released his latest CD „Grosse Gefuehle“ (Marvelous Sensations).
The artist is donating 50% of album proceeds in support of OWG’s educational project. Currently he’s promoting among his fellow musicians the idea of producing a benefits concert.
With Cannchris‘ decision, „Künstler für Kinder“ (i.e. Artists for Kids) instantly became an international network of support.

Earlier this year and during one of his regular visits to Rwanda, the Ruhla Pastor Gerhard Reuther and founder of the One World Group project, connected with local Reggae musician „Ras Erigz“.
Out of their meeting and combined creativity, the concept of international artists networking for a common educational good of disadvantaged children, was born.

Cannachris describes his unique musical style as, „somewhat pop and somewhat rap, music is the venue for speaking my soul.“ And so it is with his new release „Marvelous Sensations“, it’s a display of emotional fireworks. Whether it’s his reflection on a difficult childhood, the sadness of separation from a partner or the challenges of becoming a family, it’s all to be discovered ‚between the lines‘ of Cannachris‘ texts and delivered through his radical rap and succinct singing style.

Out of his committment to quality, Cannachris arranged to bring Ras Erigz of Kigali, Rwanda and Reimescorte from Erfurt, Germany together under one roof for the production of Marvelous Sensations.
Hearing the integration of the German, Kinyarwanda and English languages, one quickly realizes that the album is in fact a collage of international cooperation and … „Marvelous Sensations“ !

The album may be ordered online through:
Paypal (CD-Version)
Google Play

The CD collection contains 5 bonus songs for a total of 20 titles.

Do yourself a favor, as well as our Rwandan kids, and order the new Cannachris CD today.
And remember, the gift giving, holiday season is just around the corner!

Town & Country Stiftung unterstützt Ökumenischen 1Welt-Kreis – Town & Country Foundation supports Ecumenical 1World Circle


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Das Bildungsprojekt des Ökumenischen 1Welt-Kreises in Ruanda ist in diesem Jahr mit einem Preis der Town & Country Stiftung geehrt worden.

Wir sind sehr dankbar, daß unsere Arbeit in diesem afrikanischen Land mit dieser Auszeichnung gewürdigt worden ist.

Christian Hirte, Botschafter der Town & Country Stiftung und CDU-Bundestagsabgeordneter, übergab am 25. Oktober den symbolischen Spendenscheck und würdigte das Projekt: „Dieses ehrenamtliche Bildungspatenschaftsprojekt trägt nicht nur maßgeblich zur Verbesserung der aktuellen Lebenssituation der ruandischen Kinder und Jugendlichen bei, sondern erhöht zudem ihre Zukunftsperspektiven ungemein. Bereits 28 benachteiligte Schüler und Studenten konnten durch diese Unterstützung die Schule, eine Berufsausbildung oder das Studium abschließen, sodass die Förderung des Projektes die Zuversicht weckt, auch künftig noch weitere junge Menschen in ihr selbstständiges Leben entlassen zu dürfen.“

Die Anerkennung, die wir durch diesen Preis erfahren haben, ermutigt uns im Verbund mit allen anderen Förderern und ehrenamtlichen Mitarbeiter, unsere Arbeit zum Wohl der uns anvertrauten Kinder fortzusetzen und zu intensivieren. Deshalb freuen wir uns immer über neue Unterstützer!
Denn noch immer leben Kinder und Jugendliche in ärmsten Verhältnissen, die ihnen ohne unsere Unterstützung nicht die Möglichkeit zu einer Verbesserung ihrer Lebensverhältnisse geben.

V.l.n.r.: Dr. Gerald Slotosch (Bürgermeister), Randy Anderson (1Welt-Kreis), Pfr. Gerhard Reuther, Christian Hirte MdB

The educational project of the Ecumenical 1World Circle in Rwanda has been honoured this year with an award from the Town & Country Foundation.

We are very grateful that our work in this African country has been honoured with this award.

Christian Hirte, Ambassador of the Town & Country Foundation and CDU Member of Parliament, presented the symbolic donation cheque on 25 October and praised the project: „This volunteer educational sponsorship project not only contributes significantly to improving the current living situation of Rwandan children and young people, but also increases their future prospects tremendously. This support has already enabled 28 disadvantaged pupils and students to complete their schooling, vocational training or studies, so that the support for the project gives them confidence that they will be able to release even more young people into their independent lives in the future“.

The recognition we have received through this award encourages us, together with all other sponsors and volunteers, to continue and intensify our work for the benefit of the children entrusted to us. That is why we are always looking forward to new supporters!
Because still many children and young people live in the poorest conditions, which do not give them the opportunity to improve their living conditions without our support.

[ Translated with http://www.DeepL.com/Translator ]

Rapper „Cannachris“ unterstützt unsere Patenkinder


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cannachris„Als ich von dem Projekt erfahren habe, war für mich war sofort klar, dass ich dabei bin, denn hier wird etwas bewegt“, sagt Christian Kaiser. „Bildung ist für alle Kinder dieser Welt genauso wichtig wie die Liebe der Familie oder die Luft zum Atmen, und jeder sollte die gleiche Chance darauf haben“, so der Sänger.
Die Rede ist von dem Bildungsprojekt, das der Ökumenische 1Welt-Kreis aus Ruhla seit 2007 in Ruanda betreibt, seit kurzem in Kooperation mit dem ruandischen Verein „Amizero Y’Ubuzima“ – und von dem Rapper „Cannachris“ alias Christian Kaiser aus Ruhla.

Am 20. Oktober 2018 hat der Rapper seine neuste CD „Große Gefühle“ veröffentlicht. Fünfzig Prozent der Einnahmen gehen als Spende an das Bildungsprojekt. Gleichzeitig wirbt der Sänger dafür, dass weitere Künstler das Projekt ideell sowie durch Benefizkonzerte unterstützen. Dazu hat er sich der Initiative „Künstler für Kinder“ angeschlossen, die der Leiter des 1Welt-Kreises, Pfarrer Gerhard Reuther, gemeinsam mit dem Reggae-Musiker „Ras Erigz“ aus Ruanda aus der Taufe gehoben hat.

Als „irgendwie Pop, irgendwie Rap …“, umschreibt Cannachris seinen Musik-Stil. „Meine Musik ist das Mittel, aus meinem Bauch heraus zu reden…“
Und so ist die CD „Große Gefühle“ ein „Feuerwerk an Gefühlen“. Ob es die Verarbeitung seiner nicht einfachen Kindheit, die Trennung von der Partnerin oder das Familiewerden ist. All das packt er in seine poppige Rap Musik in dem er singt und rappt.
Als Gäste hat er Ras Erigz aus Kigali (Ruanda) sowie die Reimescorte aus Erfurt mitgebracht. So ist die CD mit deutschen, englischen und kinyarwanda Texten ein echtes Eine-Welt-Produkt, das eine fruchtbare musikalische Zusammenarbeit über Kontinente hinweg widerspiegelt.

Das Album kann online bezogen werden bei:
Paypal (CD-Version)
Google Play

Die CD-Fassung enthält 5 Bonussongs und hat somit zwanzig Titel.

Tun Sie also sich und den Kindern in Ruanda etwas Gutes und holen Sie sich diese CD nach Haus!
Erzählen Sie davon weiter – und natürlich eignet sich die CD auch vorzüglich als Geschenk.

Herzlichen Dank!