German-Jordanian Student Dialogue concludes

German-Jordanian Student Dialogue
(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The German-Jordanian Student Dialogue project concluded on Monday. The project focused on the importance of digitalization in overcoming social boundaries and distances to bring people together. اضافة اعلان

The Dannewerk School and the Domschule in Schleswig worked together with the Al-Asriyya School and the Al-Saadah College School in Amman for more than six months on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were given to the students from all over the world, who had set themselves tasks that were then presented live via video conference.

"Most of you probably first had to look at the map to find out exactly where the two cities — Schleswig in Germany and Amman in Jordan — are located," said Norbert Spitz, director of the Goethe-Institute in Amman, in his welcoming address to the students. The director’s remarks came as he summed up the first learning objective of the project, which offered students the opportunity to learn from each other, to overcome fears of contact, and to discover similarities, regardless of the geographical distance.

For the final event, Delara Burkhardt, member of the European Parliament, was also present and answered questions from the students from both countries. She did not hesitate to answer personal questions, such as how she herself is perceived as a young woman in the political environment and whether family and career can be combined in the political environment.

For the topic "climate change," two special guests joined the discussion: Robert Habeck, federal chairman of the Alliance 90/The Greens, together with candidate for chancellor Annalena Baerbock, who discussed with the students the reasons and effects of climate change — and what, in Habeck's view, can be done on a political level to flatten the upward curve.

"I would like to take the opportunity to thank my team and the German team. It was a new and unique experience, I really enjoyed working on interesting topics such as climate action and peace, justice, and strong institutions." remarked Afnan Hasan, a student at the Al Asriyya School and participant in the project.  

The project was developed by Klaus-Peter Katzer and was executed in cooperation with the Domschule, the Dannewerk School Schleswig, the Al-Asriyya School, and the Al-Saadah College School Amman, and the Goethe-Institute Jordan, with the support of the German Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture of the State of Schleswig-Holstein.

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