learning with perspectives
kulturweit gives young people aged 18 to 26 a better perception and sense of their global responsibility. During the voluntary service with the German Commission for UNESCO, they directly participate with their work at cultural and educational institutions worldwide.
Whether assisting in a German class at the European school in Tiflis, within a cultural programme at the Goethe-Institut in Hanoi, or in an information centre of the German Academic Exchange Service in Bogotá: kulturweit volunteers from Germany are actively involved with our partners for six to twelve months in countries of the global South, Eastern Europe and the CIS, while they are supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.
kulturweit initiates learning processes and provides sustainable perspectives. The opportunities reach far beyond the voluntary service, with offers for further education regarding seminar concepts, World Heritage and Education for Sustainable Development: kulturweit alumni are part of a strong alumni network that chooses and jointly develops themes.
kulturweit engages in promoting an open-minded society in line with UNESCO. A lifelong process in personality development with respect to culture, education and human rights is the main focus. Another focus is teaching an ethical approach that is committed to the values of peace, human rights and justice.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights passed by the United Nations is the foundation for the work of UNESCO, its German commission and kulturweit. The voluntary service contributes to create an inclusive and open-minded society in Germany.