Ghanaian – German school partnership project
For many years, Burg-Gymnasium Schorndorf (BG), a Govermental secondary school and Tema Industrial Mission – Vocational & Technical Training Centre (TIM-VTTC, since 2012 TIM-VTI) are engaged in a partnership.
In 2008, an exchange program of the two schools – one from Ghana and the other from Germany – started, it was called “Ghana-Germany-Partnership Exchange Project” (GhaGerPa). A group of BG students came to Tema. Tema Joint Church (TJC), an ecumenical congregation and owner of TIM-VTI, supported this visit generously with host families, transport and others. In 2009 and 2011, GhaGerPa – Groups of TIM-VTI came to Schorndorf. This year, 2012, the next phase is due: a visit of the BG – students to Tema.
The basic idea: through intercultural encounters youth should be helped to grow and develop individually and at the same time become messengers for global understanding.
These exchange visits are partly financially supported by ENSA Program on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).