ERIC Number: ED186294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Young Germans Assist the Third World.
Participation by West German youth in international assistance to developing nations is examined. International assistance is interpreted to include public, private, and religious programs and projects involved in technical advancement, food distribution, agricultural development, health improvement, and natural resource development in other nations. Examples of organizations which have provided many German youth with an opportunity to serve in developing nations include the United Nations, the World Food Programme, the World Bank, the World Health Organization (international); the German Agency for Technical Cooperation, the German Development Society, the German Foundation for International Development, the German Development Service (German government sponsored); Bread for the World, International Christian Peace Service, (religious), the Carl-Duisberg Society, and the German Academic Exchange Service (private). It is estimated that approximately 3,000 Germans, including many young people, participated in developing nations as development aid assistants in 1978. Specific projects in which German youth have participated include technical/handicraft projects in Africa, production cooperatives in Latin America, mechanical/vocational schools and a furniture factory in Kenya, and construction of a dam in Upper Volta. The conclusion is that German youth will be even more willing to participate in international assistance programs if they are educated to understand the interrelationships between developing and developed nations. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inter Nationes, Bonn (West Germany).
Identifiers: West Germany