Sri Lanka Cooking Courses in Freiburg

  1. Member Chandani Samarathungage Dona gave us a taste of her beloved Sri Lanka in a Network presentation some years ago and, more recently, treated us to a cooking lesson. We learned to put together a delicious meal which we were all able to enjoy afterwards. Now Chandani has taken her cooking courses to an entirely new level! She offers a variety of regular cooking courses throughout the year. Visit her mouth-watering Website www.srilankacooking.de  and see the various courses Chandani is offering!

 

Bon appétit!

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Discovering Boutique LeSac

This second-hand boutique belongs to the charitable organization OFF (Obdach für Frauen). Both are run by the charismatic Elisabeth Armbruster and Renate Lepach. Boutique LeSac is a hidden jewel among women’s volunteer organizations in Freiburg. This is an exceptional “win-win” social enterprise for women from all Backgrounds and cultures. Find more about their outstanding work by visiting www.off-freiburg.de.

The Network has made several donations to OFF in recent years and, at our Network evening in November 2015, the Coordinating Team proudly presented an additional cheque for 200€ to support this valuable cause. Thanks to membership support in 2016, we were able to make a further donation of 150€! 

 

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‘Refudocs’ is an association of some 30 doctors in Freiburg offering invaluable medical aid to refugees. They originally started administering vaccinations in temporary accommodation in and around Freiburg where several hundred people live in confined spaces. These humanitarian doctors felt the need to offer quick, non-bureaucratic help, independent of the existing medical care structure, and so the non-profit organisation ‘Refudocs e.V.’ was born under the leadership of Chairman Dr Roland Fressle, paediatrician and neonatologist. Dr Fressle impressed us with his talk about Refudocs, and the plight of refugees in the Freiburg area in November. The CT felt moved to make a donation of 150€ to this invaluable cause thanks to membership support in 2016. 

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Find out more about the interesting and entertaining programs available to the English-speaking community in Freiburg at the Carl-Schurz-Haus - Freiburg's German-American Institute.  Their comprehensive library of English books, magazines and movies is also worth a visit: www.carl-schurz-haus.de.

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The Robert Bosch College in Freiburg officially opened its doors in September 2014.  The historic ’Kartaus’ was painstakingly remodeled and expanded to create the only United World College (UWC) in Germany.  In February 2014, Laurence Nodder, founding rector of Robert Bosch College, talked to the Network about the concept and education movement behind UWC. The main idea being to build a more peaceful and sustainable future through cultural exchange, dialogue and the experience of differences - or similarities. In February 2016, we were delighted that Laurence agreed to give us a tour, updating us on the College’s activities, achievements and successes two years on.   

Some of our members enjoy a close relationship with the college providing guest accommodation for students during the school year. The college offers campus tours on a regular basis, which is a great way to meet the students and learn about UWC. In addition, the students plan a number of exciting activities and events throughout the school year. If you’d like to learn more, check out the website below!    

http://www.uwcrobertboschcollege.de/en/category/news 

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