What still looks like a construction site will be a well-equipped place for global learning for children and young people, but also for teachers and people from the field of education: The „WeltRaum“ of EPIZ e.V. with the adjoining media library that is also being built there. With its digital possibilities, the WeltRaum will become an innovative place of learning about global issues. It is intended to promote educational offers by development policy non-governmental organisations from the Berlin area and creates space for the collaborative implementation of digital formats around global learning.
„I believe that WeltRaum will be a place of encounter and collectivity. By creating it together with organisations working in the field of Global Learning, diasporas, workshop participants, etc. For example: decolonial strategies will be developed to create new visions in relation to education, an equal society and above all a living culture of solidarity and community.“Mauricio Pereyra, Promoter for Global Learning at EPIZ and Project Coordinator of WeltRaum.
And the interest seems to be great: At a first digital networking meeting in early March, together with the Berliner Entwicklungspolitischer Ratschlag and Berlin Global Village gGmbH, at which EPIZ presented its concept and progress, there was lively participation. After two years of the pandemic and dwindling participation in online events, the 40 people attending proved that a place like WeltRaum with modern and digital opportunities for learning hits a nerve.
Here, multiplicators from civil society and teachers can meet and exchange ideas: a place for project days, further training, weekend seminars and other formats, and at the same time an attractive place of learning for pupils, which enables diverse learning settings thanks to its innovative equipment.
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The Berlin Global Village gGmbH is remodelling the rooms that previously housed the kitchen of the Kindl Brewery. Where used to be rattling pans and pots, projections on the walls and floor can now be used to create dynamic backdrops for role-playing and planning games, theatre, but also surveys, votes or quizzes.
The EPIZ takes care of this equipment and planning.