"The work we put into development services are an investment in our own society." With these words Hans-Jürgen Wischnewski presented the Development Workers Act to the German parliament in 1968. What the former minister for economic cooperation proclaimed back in 1968 has proven to be true time and time again. Our "facets of return" illustrate what such an investment might look like.
In 2000 Gertrud Schauber founded Paul e.V. – Partnership for Fostering Life Journeys. The project partnerships that were then formed with three organisations in Ghana are still going today. Since then the connections have grown and developed - at the personal level as well.
In the Pacific Network - an association of Pacific groups from all over Germany - Karsten Klink advocates the dissemination of political, economic, ecological and cultural concerns of the Pacific island states.
The Brenner-Büker couple was working in Colombia, where they were involved in various processes for peace, neighborhood work and organizational development. Many connections from that time still exist today.