There are many young women and men who have worked as volunteers at Gugma sa Kabataan in the Philippines for several weeks, months or even a year. By this way the could a very valuable support to the project.
But last but not least they got an important experience and deep impressions for themselves. After the return to their home the volunteers remain friends of the project and keep on supporting it.
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Following are some reports from former volunteers:
In the year 2019 the student Amelie Geiger visited the Philippines and also our project. She put here impressions in pictures and texts, resulting in the foto book "The Voyage" and a video clip.
The book was decorated with "Siver" by the German Foto Book Price ("Deutschen Fotobuchpreis") 2020/21.
Here are the links
Renata Castellanos visited the project in November 2018..
Here is her report: Eine unvorstellbare Realität
and here the Video
Report by Lars Höfken / February 2017
Als Kunsttherapeutin bei GsK by Samantha Neu / January 2015
Eine andere Welt by Helene Kowaljow / July 2013
Reisebericht by Lars Höfken / August 2012
Volunteer Report 2012 (Benno Monse and Nils Gozing; in English)
Erfahrungsbericht by Lars Höfken (July 2010)
Samantha Neu (now: "Moll") lived in Cagayan in the years 2009 / 2010. During her stay she provided several letters to here friends in Europe.
Brief an die Freunde (September 2009)
Weihnachtsgrüße 2009 (Advent 2009)
Das Leben im Projekt (December 2009)
Brief an die Freunde (March 2010)
Letzter Rundbrief von Samantha (May 2010)
Malaika Neu spent her voluntary social year with our project in 2008 and 2009 and wrote us this 7-page(!) report:
In September 2008 Agnes Blümel (now: "Keil") has chosen Gugma sa Kabataan as the place for her internship.
Here are her reports about this internship:
Agnes Blümels Praktikumsbericht / September 2008 (in English)
Auszeit mit Anspruch (UnicumBeruf, Nr. 3/2009)