Who we are
Carpus is a German non-governmental organization, founded in 1991 in the German state of Brandenburg. The association currently has over 40 members nationwide. It is led by a board of members and supported by several volunteers. Carpus currently employs four part-time staff to implement ongoing projects in Germany.
The goal of our educational work in Germany is to contribute to raising awareness for global inequalities and promoting ways for a more sustainable and equitable global civil society.
Another objective is to support local non-governmental organizations in the Philippine province of Palawan in their efforts to preserve the environment and natural resources as well as to secure minority rights.
We strive towards achieving global justice and equitable access and distribution of resources and environmental goods.
We advocate that the Global North and Germany should engage with processes of decolonialisation, reconciliation and environmental justice. Global injustices caused by activities of Germany and the Global North are to be alleviated.
What we do
In Germany we conduct school and extracurricular educational work with children, adolescents and adults in the field of sustainable development and global citizenship education. We carry out around 100 project days per year to educate students and teachers on topics such as sustainable consumption and use of resources, human and children's rights, post-colonialism as well as climate justice and migration. We work with a diverse team of speakers and integrate anti-bias and awareness training into our work through regular trainings.
We also organize intercultural exchange projects between young adults from Germany and the Philippines. We additionally support schools from Brandenburg and Palawan in implementing south-north school partnerships. The emphasis in all encounters is to learn from one another.
In addition, we support nature conservation, environmental protection and human rights projects in Palawan that are socially inclusive and transformative. The projects are planned and implemented in the region by local organizations.
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