WAZ. In the Werkstadt you can visit the fourth trade fair for integration and town twinning on Saturday, April 25th. From 12 noon to 5 p.m., interested parties can find out more about the activities in Witten and make contacts.
The fair is a cooperation between the city and the association “Contract – Companies for Education” and the Integration Council.
At 12 noon, Mayor Sonja Leidemann and the chairwoman of the Witten Integration Council, Alexandra Konstantinopoulos, will greet the visitors and open the trade fair. After that, the Abracadabra Dance Theater will perform two dances.
Until 5 p.m. all visitors can then find out more at the stands, take part in the campaigns or have a snack. There are various play equipment and a bouncy castle for children. In addition, each guest receives a ticket for which they have to collect twelve adhesive points in order to be able to take part in the raffle. The points can be “worked out” at the stands by taking part in an action.
Approach each other
“Especially in the current situation, in which many refugees also come to Witten, we would like to take care of integration all the more,” says Nina Leuschner from the city’s integration department. It is important to approach each other, to get to know each other, to promote tolerance and acceptance, to break down barriers – to get to know the diversity of Witten. “Witten is colorful and should become even more colorful.”
“The number of participants is considerable again,” says Leuschner. “We are pleased that 36 organizations have registered and that over 40 stands will make the fair a great celebration.”
The Barking & Dagenham and Witten twinning arrangement is one of the oldest existing contacts between a German town and an English town.
The Colin Pond Foundation was set up in 2001 as a Trust Fund to provide grants for young people engaged on a professional training course. The main stipulation is that the apprenticeship, training course or study programme lead to a recognised qualification.