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“German Buzzz”, a joint outreach program of the German Embassy, the Goethe-Institut, the GIZ and TAFA 

German Buzzz

A Group photo in front of the iconic “German Buzzz” bus., © Embassy

31.10.2018 - Article

A joint outreach program of the German Embassy, the Goethe-Institut, the GIZ and TAFA

For the second time the German Buzz, a joint initiative of the German Embassy, the Goethe-Institut, the GIZ and TAFA was touring Sri Lanka, this time in the Eastern Province.

German Buzzz
Girls enjoying fun agility training© Embassy

 A group of 30 volunteers and professionals visited 4 schools to bring a day of joy and fun to over 1.200 children in and to donate equipment to the underprivileged communities. The group toured to Batticaloa Province to visit schools in remote and underprivileged communities. The days were filled with

  • a play put together by the University of Jaffna, Faculty of Arts. Their piece “Birds who forgot how to fly” was brought on stage with the professional support of German drama specialist Anne Klatt and financed by the Goethe-Institut
  • German animated clips of “Die Sendung mit der Maus” (“The programme with the mouse”) with non-verbal, children-friendly clips around the friendship of a mouse, an elephant and a duck
  • Professional football coaching executed by TAFA – Thaabit Ahmed Football Academy and
  • Drawing classes, hula hoop games, sack race, tug of war, egg races, singing games for primary students and much more.
German Buzzz
A group of girls in a HulaHoop game.© Embassy

Thanks to the generous support from Sri Lankan and German companies as well as a German football foundation, the group was able to donate balls, drawing material, stationary and books to the schools, which are dearly required by the schools in Batticaloa Central, Kalkudah and Paddiruppu zones due to the lack of resources of their own.

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