"I'm really looking forward to travelling with all of you” - with these words, Freddy Ndongbou from Engagement Global concludes the preparatory workshop on 6 July in Bad Godesberg.
Together with representatives from 17 organisations, he will participate in the partner matching organised by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Réseau AGYI Bénin in Benin. The participating organisations from all over Germany work in the fields of nature conservation, child and youth work, intercultural exchange, culture, economy, education, development cooperation and women's rights. This gives the group a wealth of experience and many experts on a wide variety of topics. As well as input on Benin and the preparation, the workshop also provided space for exchange of experiences.
"Our association has been in touch with our new partner Corps des Volontaires Béninois since March and we are all very much looking forward to the meeting in Benin", reports Jule Knop from the association Kleiner Muck e.V.
In Benin, the German representatives are already keenly awaited by a corresponding number of organisations from similar fields to exchange ideas on projects and plan joint youth exchanges.
"Organising a youth exchange together with partners from Benin is a great responsibility, but also a great opportunity", explains Rahmée Wetterich from "The Project Justine" Train the Trainer e.V. at the end of the workshop.