Idea Development for Education on Migration in Germany and Senegal
Freundeskreis Tambacounda e.V., in collaboration with the Solar and Hygiene Center, participates in the North-South Exchange Program of the ASA. The ASA Program defines itself as a dynamic learning program aimed at open minded, critical thinkers who are interested in social and development politics.
The North-South exchange project is characterized by the collaboration of different project initiatives and participants that operate on equal terms. Our project involved a Senegalese/German exchange, where the participants spent 3 months working together.
Credit for this project is given to the Freundeskreis Tambacounda e.V. and the Solar and Hygiene Center. Migration is a very important theme in today’s society and politics. Migrants leave their homes for a variety of reasons, putting all their hope into the unknown in exchange for a better life. This phenomenon has positive, but also negative impacts on countries with high immigration and emigration rates, e.g. a stagnant economy, societal discrimination, as well as psychological problems for the migrants themselves.
The participant’s assignment is to develop an instruction manual on the topic of migration for each country. In doing so, they also evaluate current curricula and analyze the available teaching materials, thus creating their own model for teaching the key aspects of migration: the problems and opportunities presented, the history, current debates, etc. Different sources are made available to them in both the North and the South, including libraries, universities, schools, other educational institutions, as well as professional contacts for interviews and general information exchange. The goal of developing applicable, academically sound material is reached through concrete research and interviews that provide profound insight into the topic of migration for both Senegal and Germany.