35 Years of World Vision in Germany

The German branch of World Vision was founded on 15th November, 1979 in Oberursel by Dr. Manfred Kohl.  35 years later the organisation – now based in Friedrichsdorf – opened their doors to celebrate.

For the 35th anniversary they had invited long-serving patrons and a number from the local area, many of whom accepted the invitation to bring along their own children.

Miriam Schuller (left) and Gabriele Rohde (right) with guests roll-playing a micro-credit meeting under the village tree

Miriam Schuller (left) and Gabriele Rohde (right) with guests roll-playing a micro-credit meeting under the village tree

They were welcomed by the event’s host Oliver Müller, who reminded everyone that the organisation’s work would not be possible without the the donors, as well as by the chairman of the executive committee Wilfried Bohlen.  They were followed by the chairman of the board Christoph Waffenschmidt and his deputy Christoph Hilligen, who talked about the work that had taken place during the past 35 years. [Read more…]

World Vision at the Hessentag

The Charity World Vision, whose German office is in Friedrichsdorf, have a stand in Hall 2 of the Landesausstellung at the Hessentag in Oberursel.

Visitors can find out about the charity’s work and also how to sponsor a child in a third-world country.

There is also the chance to win a ride in a hot air balloon.  To do so, children are asked to draw or write a wish for all the children in the World.  This is then attached to a helium filled balloon and taken outside the hall to be released.

The World Vision stand at the Hessentag in Oberursel

At the World Vision stand, putting one half of the postcard into a box for safe keeping before releasing the balloon

Today the wind was quite strong, so [Read more…]

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