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HELP CENTER – REFUGE IN SIBERIA

For several years the nehemia team has supported a unique project near Prokopjewsk in Siberia. Three years ago it enabled the purchase of an empty factory and office building that has been gradually developed since then. In 2018 this social centre was continually...

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School opened

´Good things come to those who wait.´ This saying has proven true in one of Rajahmundry`s suburbs. “Back in 2003 nehemia team India dreamed of opening a school”, explains Carry MacFarlane, who visited the team leaders Raja and Ebba Sekhar last September. “In June 2018...

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A CHILDREN’S CENTRE FOR DEDOUGOU

With the help of private supporters, since October 2018 the Creuset d´Eveil in Degoudou has been building a facility for the care of infants and pre-school children. It is the first facility of this kind in Degoudou (Burkina Faso). Up to now this association founded...

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Ten years of GoKick in Gostenhof

In 2008, the Gostenhof children's club "GoKick" started on a playground in the Gostenhof district of Nuremberg with a children's olympics performed by the nehemia Fire Kids. After ten years, the employees of the nehemia team were able to celebrate with another round...

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Catastrophic rain in Kenya

RAIN! In Germany, farmers long for it - in Kenya it has been raining excessively for three and a half months. Due to the persistent rains, nearly 200 people died in the Kisumu region alone and more than 1,400 families lost their shelter. Particularly affected was the...

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I have a dream

Rather than start yet another project in Brazil's urban slums, what if we developed rural areas by partnering with former rural dwellers, giving young people perspective in their region and revived lost dreams? My name is Julia Hildmann,  I am 28 years old and I...

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New Staff at Miwani Center 

2017 was a challenging year for the Miwani farm project. A persistent drought and the subsequent fire, which destroyed a large portion of the croplands, threw back the farm development quite a bit. Thankfully, a new pastor could be found: Maureen. Maureen Faith Samba,...

Help Center thriving 

After two years the progress and development made in the Help Center project is impossible to miss. When Klaus Buchner and Dr. Sabine Auerochs visited this was very clear to them.   A heating system and new windows have been installed in the dilapidated building....

Intercultural Children’s Holiday Program

We were a colorful, amazing group: 9 staff: from the YMCA, the nehemia team and from churches, in addition some extra cooks and approximately 20 kids, mostly with migration background. We asked the children: Which language do you speak at home? German, Polish,...

YMCA Leutershausen Journey Where the Pepper Grows 

In August a team of young people from the YMCA in Leutershausen (Heidi‘s home town) visited Borneo. Every one of them was involved last year helping with the charity bike race and wanted to get to know the place where Wolfgang and Heidi Oelschlegel and the Nehemiah...

Miwani 2.0 – A new hope for Kenya!

In December Hans Heidelberger met with the direction of "Nehemiah International Kenya" and Greg Livdahl & Dr. Ernie Franz from "Nehemiah International USA" in Kisumu / Kenya. It became clear that the "Miwani Project" in its existing form, due to some mistakes from...

Event Day with ‘GoKick’ 

As part of their studies four prospective social workers were able to set up an event day with ‘GoKick’. For the kids as well as the staff this was a welcome change to the routine weekly meetings. The highly motivated children and workers created nature pictures made...

A New Start for Exploring Life’s Living Community 

With a wonderful new team, consisting of four young adults, ages 20-24, a new season has begun for Exploring Life’s living community. Since October 2017, the students with various courses of studies (civil engineering, applied chemistry, interior design and social...

Electricity for Burkina Faso!

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. Only a very small percentage of the population has access to electricity. Many people therefore lack an essential prerequisite for the self-responsible improvement of one's own life situation. Within the...

The nehemia team, 30 years strong – or: Why Jesus needs your fish

It really is true: the nehemia team has been around for 30 years now. If you’ve been sharing our journey from early on and still can’t believe that number, just take a look in the mirror! Time hasn’t stood still at all. It’s been 30 intense years full of challenges,...

A Sweet Cinnamon Delight In Rural Miwani

Who would have thought that the people of rural Miwani would struggle to choose between buying a loaf of bread and indulging in a cinnamon roll? Don’t get it wrong, there’s no joy in watching the rural folks debate between the basic loaf and the tantalizing sweet...

Five things I was taught by refugees

My husband and I have been working with a Contact Café by the nehemia team for 2,5 years now. We meet every Thursday at 4.30 pm to give Germans and refugees an opportunity to get to know each other, have tea, conversations, intercultural inputs or to go on a faith...

Aid shipments from Franconia

Several aid shipments from Franconia made their way to Ukraine again this summer. We are so grateful that Avid & Hanni Feldhoff of „Oase Hersbruck“ and Friedrich Dorsch of „Lasst uns gehen“ in Heiligenstatt and their staff make these shipments possible again and...

An inclusive elementary school is being developed

Uzhgorod/Ukraine: The nehemia team is supporting the project of the Ukrainian nehemia team to start an elementary school in Uzhgorod in 2018 which is based upon Montessori pedagogy. Target groups are especially children from marginal groups: Roma families, orphans,...

Dayaks in Fürth’s Town Hall

A delegation of "Dayaks" (indigenous people from Borneo) was welcomed by Mayor Dr. Thomas Jung in the Fürth Town Hall. Part of this delegation of Indonesian local politicians were the nehemia employees Wolfgang Oelschlegel and Deckhy Gedeon. Fürth's local politicians...

A new school was opened in Karachi

The new school's official name is „Mehran Public School“ and it is now the third school „Nehemia Trust Pakistan“ has opened. 75% of the expenses of purchasing and furnishing the building were covered by the BMZ (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation) upon...

International holiday program – who’s in?

The nehemiah team is planning an international holiday program for children in Nuremberg. It will be for 3 days during the carnival holiday (Mid-Feb 18). We are going to have lots of music, cooking, painting, dancing, theatre and much more! Fanta Coulibaly from...

A New Challenge

Since the HOB started, the bottom floor of the main dorm is in use for cooking, eating and studying. Over time, doing all these things in the same place has been a recurring problem, with the girls often disturbed from studying and homework by the other things...

Course “Bridge Builder and Culture Connector“

Many refugees have arrived here in Germany, which to them is a foreign country. They have partly learned the language or attended an integration course. And, although they can  manage daily life, some still feel unaccepted, lonely and as if they’re not a part of the...

All Actual Life is Encounter

or: why interacting with others brings us joy A few months ago, over an invitation to lunch, a friend asked me: “Hans, what have you found truly fulfilling recently; what has made you happy?” After thinking it over for a moment, several things came to mind – all of...