Encounters and visits
Visits to the other country are one of the highlights of a school partnership. To experience the foreign culture and the other way of life, to discover similarities and to make new friends – all of this has a lasting effect on all participants.
Intercultural sensitivity, respect, openness and an interest in foreign ways of life are all essential prerequisites for the visits to be successful.
For example, during their visit to the Kisomachi Secondary School in January 2015, students from the "Europaschule Gladenbach" covered the topic of nutrition in joint German-African project groups. There were lively discussions – for example about malnutrition and obesity, about the causes of world hunger and about different international table manners. The students worked together successfully and were able to widen their horizons.
PROBONO supports the partner schools to plan their visits and provides advice when applying for ENSA funding.