wortundtat – Serving people
Social-welfare Church sponsored projects are customised for people and for meeting their situation
In addition to state welfare services, non-governmental organisations around the world are essential when services are needed for people requiring special aid. With the wortundtat partners, such Church endorsed services have often been the starting point for ever-expanding projects. And all projects are linked to the chance of learning about the Christian faith.
Tanzania – Community centres for people in villages in the Tunduru district
In the remote south of Tanzania, attractive life prospects for young people are scarce. Whoever wants to develop and exploit their skills, the only real option is to leave the region for the big city. The Tanzanian wortundtat Partners provide support to hope centres which contribute to slowing down the exodus from rural areas. Various basic craft skills are taught at the community facilities. Community is maintained and the future can be planned to some degree. At the same time, the whole village wins: A pool of people with new skills is created. This knowledge serves the village community. In addition to smallholder farming, there are additional sources of income. The region can develop together with its inhabitants..
News about our programmes in Tanzania
Over the past few months, we have been working behind the scenes on important maintenance and expansion work at the project in southern Tanzania.
wortundtat has made the world’s knowledge tangible for KIUMA: Three rooms for computer training help learners and the local community.
Republic of Moldova – Aid for the young and old in the poorest country in Europe
The State pension in the Republic of Moldova is only enough for a small number of pensioners to live on. Often, they cannot afford heating or food, a doctor’s visit or clothing, medication or a repair to their home. So many people are hungry, live in housing in a state of disrepair or wear threadbare clothing.
The contributions made to the on-site wortundtat partners are correspondingly versatile: Clothes banks, social workers who make house calls, a soup kitchen or a building team fixing dilapidated houses are just some of the services that help those who are suffering most. Three day-care centres also intercept children’s needs – especially those whose parents are working abroad and who live with their grandparents. With a lot of love and imagination, the caregivers create spaces and activities where children are occupied in an age-appropriate way, offering opportunities for stimulating their imagination.
News about our programmes in the Republic of Moldova
Around 75 boys and girls between the ages of six and fifteen come to the Pearl day-care centre in Vulcanesti every day. A versatile program and loving attention put a sparkle in the kids’ eyes again and again when they are there.
An outpatient palliative and nursing service run by wortundtat helps the elderly and sick in the Republic of Moldova who would otherwise remain alone.
Greece – Treatment and care on the streets of Athens
Treatment and care on the streets of Athens
For refugees, Greece is usually just a transit stopover. In the long term, few want to stay and integration efforts offered by the Greek State are scarcely available. Other reasons why refugees have low chances of entering Greece’s labour market are high unemployment rates, language barriers and bureaucratic hurdles.
Moreover, state aid for refugees is scarce and often insufficient for meeting daily needs. So, they are virtually dependent on social services and projects. In several places in Athens, wortundtat with its partner offers free meals, a clothes bank, washing machines, showers and community centres. It also provides learning and medical aid and offers basic religious courses for people who want to learn about the Christian faith.
Other people who have insufficient income and who can only survive with outside help also benefit from these activities.
News about our programmes in Greece
With the Skills Training Centre, our Greek partner Hellenic Ministries has been supporting refugee women, mainly from Iran, Afghanistan and Ukraine, since 2019. They receive help on their way to a more independent life.
Saade, a 35-year-old Afghan, learns to read and write for the first time in her life with our partner in Greece. This opens up a whole new world for her.
Germany – Young people learning about positive integration
In Dortmund’s Borsigplatzviertel, people from diverse cultural backgrounds meet up. Many of them initially do not know how integration in Germany “works”. They are even more lost when it comes to overcoming bureaucratic hurdles.
In the protected environment of the Stern im Norden, they can learn the rules of interacting with each other. They get help to sort out the paperwork needed by state offices and agencies. And they practice peaceful, constructive coexistence in diverse groups. Especially for children, teens and young people who visit the Stern, the activities are enriching. And the relationships they establish there offer them security in an often-challenging environment.
News about our programmes in Germany
The family meeting center “Star in the North” celebrates a belated birthday. Former visitor reports on the importance of the “Star” for his development as a child.
In Dortmunder Stern im Norden, Karen Prause supports parents from the neighborhood on topics related to education, health or living and working in Germany.
An example of how you can help
With just 19 Euros
per week, you can provide healthy meals for five children at the Dortmund Stern im Norden.
Also find out more about how we help in social and health areas
Education is essential to gain independence as human beings, so as not to be dependent on others for a lifetime, to be able to assess and harness the opportunities that the world offers.
wortundtat closes gaps in the health system
wortundtat partners provide a remedy where the state health system does not reach people who need support or treatment.