What do we do?

The foundation is organizing activities mainly aiming at the personal development of youngsters. That means, that we are organizing, preparing and delivering activities regarding areas where young internationals can learn and offer knowledge to each other. Our projects are in the areas:

– Personal Development
– Human Rights
– Communication
– Emotional Intelligence
– Entrepreneurship
– Sustainability

For the development of the best learning methods in those areas, we are making use of a variety of tools and methods, such as:

Art, Coaching, Embodied methods, Interactive Theater, Media & Personal development methods.

In Heimat we believe that each person is smart in their own ways and that each gets their chances to develop and create the life that fits them the best. The same holds for learning. Through the activities, each participant is getting different learning points and building on their previous experiences and knowledge they are developing further. Through the activities the participants are learning sharing their knowledge with each other and by observing each others actions.

Learning is not only a one way process: teacher to student. But also student to student, student to teacher, student to material to student.

The participants get the chance to interact with the topic and to build upon their own previous  knowledge as well as upon the knowledge of others. What we call as: collective knowledge.

In order to achieve the maximum usage of the collective knowledge we are choosing to bring together young people with different backgrounds and to allow them to interact with each other.

 

YOU ARE THE CREATOR OF YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE

Our approach

Heimat Foundation is driven by the non-formal education methods. Given this, we approach learning as a collective process, where people learn from and with each other. Our programs are structured upon a model that offered equally
a. Theory
b. Practice
c. Use of each other’s resources and
d. Reflection.

In this way the participants can create their own learning paths and develop new working methods, fitting their realities back home.

Working method

In order to achieve those goals and to reach our vision of the world, we create interactive projects with multiple participants, organization and individuals, where we can together work on ourselves and the development of a world of love, care & cooperation.

We organize and facilitate local, national and international workshops, trainings, youth exchanges and events. Through those activities we promote the ideas and values of Heimat, we shape communities and empower individuals.

To achieve this we work with national and European funding programs, as well as out of volunteering good will.

In our vision to create a better world… we cooperate with other organizations and individuals with similar vision and mission. Because together we stand stronger. Because more voices are easier to be heard. Because we are not alone on a lonely island.

methodologies

In our work we use various tools, methods and techniques

Sustainability: social, environmental, recycling

Art: expressive arts, creativity, art for activism, art therapies

Coaching: personal and professional guidance, constellations

Body awareness: dance, expressive movement, embodiment methods, meditation

Media: media training, documentation, short videos, photography,  storytelling, campaigns

Interactive theater: improvisation, theater of the oppressed, forum theater, playback theater, dragon dreaming, photovoice

Personal development:  Synergy method, reflection, interactive games, betsafta, experiential learning