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One of the key objectives of the Partnership is to promote opportunities for exchanges between Aachen and Cape Town to enable support for projects and organizations within the Partnership. Since the inception of Partnership there have been hundreds of people moving both north and south, including exchanges, volunteers, training, conferences and also social visits. Detailed reports are available on request.

The main sponsor for Partnership exchanges is the German Governmental Organisation Engagement Global, but unfortunately their programmes momentarily only fund exchanges from North to South.

The best way for South Africans to find an opportunity for a South-North-exchange is the weltwärts reverse programme. The most important NGO, who works within this Governmental Programme, is SAGE Net (South African German Network). You find detailed information on their website:

Voluntary service in Germany

Unfortunately there is no host organisation situated in Aachen at the moment – but we are working on it…