A Social Living Model (Cologne): Workcamp for German, French and Spanish
Description: Located in the middle of Cologne by the river Rhine, in the former working class neighbourhood of Muelheim, you can find the SSM - Socialist Self-help Muelheim. The group that began with only 20 people has now established a project that has become popular far beyond the borders of Cologne. Anybody can join the SSM – no one is too old, too infirm or too ill. SSM has restored an old factory and earns its money by helping people with removals and flat closures. It is involved with various beneficial projects within the local community and helps those in need. Only a few hundred metres from the SSM house a new project is currently under development: converting a disused warehouse into a second hand furniture store combined with workshops, a café and a room for activities.
Type of Work: Restoring an old warehouse according to the preservation order; kitchen work; help with flat closures and removals, gardening
Study Theme: The history of SSM, community life
Accommodation: In rooms with up to three beds;
You will have lunch with the community, breakfast and dinner will be prepared by the camp group
Requirements: Interest in teamwork and physical work, initiative and creativity; interest in urban development and social designs
Notes: Partly reimbursement of travel costs for volunteers from Germany, France and Spain (Franco-German Youth Office, FGYO). There will be a guided tour through the district of Cologne-Muelheim, a visit of the EL- DE house in Cologne (Gestapo department and prison during the Nazi regime), a visit of the historic city with Cologne Cathedral and a boat trip; Trips and sightseeing in Cologne and the surrounding area will complement the work as it is important to socialize with the group and learn about the local community!
Further information about the SSM Group: http://www.ssm-koeln.org/
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