Forum for Communication and Exchange 

      for Women in and around Freiburg, Germany



Welcome to the Network of English-Speaking Women!

The Network was founded in 1993 with the goal of providing a forum for communication and exchange between English-speaking women in and around Freiburg, Germany. By putting women in contact with one another and encouraging the exchange of information and experience – both personal and professional – the Network offers fun and informative evenings in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

Our Next Meeting: Friday, November 22nd, 7:30 pm

A Taste of Village Life in Bolia on Africa's Ivory Coast!  


Daily news and social media bring poverty and deprivation, extreme weather conditions, famine and war from countries around the globe into our homes every day. As we enjoy our creature comforts, it’s hard to imagine the extreme hardship some people endure every day of their lives - simple things we take for granted like clothes, schools, running water, food, etc. Fortunately, there are many charities worldwide helping to create a better life for many people. 

One such charity is Initiative Bolia e.V. on the Ivory Coast which was set up by a friend of member Rachel Ives. In 2017, Rachel decided to experience first-hand the progress being made in Bolia to renovate the village school. After a memorable trip, Rachel is delighted to share with us a visual presentation portraying her account of village life, and what the charity has managed to achieve thus far.

If you would like to join us please register by registration@nesw.de or by using this form.