EOTO 2017

On the 23rd and 24th of September 2017 the charity event “Each One – Teach One” by The Rising Lions e. V. took place. The association was founded in July 2016 and stands up for the right for education and supports educational projects worldwide.

The Rising Lions made it their mission to help people, and especially children, to recognize their own abilities and develop their potential. The motto of the association and the central theme of the charity event is “Each One – Teach One”, which means that we can all learn something from each other.

The promotion of education doesn’t mean to export our Western education system into the developing countries but to broaden each other’s horizon by a mutual and respectful exchange of knowledge.

Culture Day Africa

Visitors to the event can experience a look beyond their own nose and into another culture on Saturday. The host country Ghana will introduce the African way of life and their joy of life. Next to The Rising Lions (Ghana), information booths there are information booths from Ikhaya Loxolo (South Africa), G.U.R.T (Senegal) and the Karl-Ernst-Gymnasium Amorbach (Recycling Project in Africa) that provide information about life and challenges in Africa.

The Senegalese dance teacher Gorgui Gueye offers visitors the opportunity to try African drumming and body percussion. Highlight of the evening is a concert of the Jamaican reggae singer Anthony Locks, musically supported by the local sound system Dread, Blood & Fire (Bürgstadt) and DJ Bigg G (Gambia).

Regional Culture Day

Sunday is all about education. Here is to be shown that not only kindergartens and schools do a great job in means of knowledge transfer. Especially clubs offer a variety of active activities and thus complete the educational offer. On this day, especially the youngest in our society may present their abilities and inspire the audience for learning.

The kindergarten Höhenwichtel Neunkirchen presents a numerical rap of the current preschool children as well as a Zumba dance of the former preschool children. The students of the Erftal Elementary School Eichenbühl show their musical abilities in three songs, including an African movement song. Also the children’s choir Umpfenbach presents his vocal talents in the performance of three songs from their pirate musical. The athletic skills that children can develop are demonstrated by the members of Neunkirchen Gymnastics Club. At last but not least the performances by the Association for Asian Martial Arts. Here the kids show how they can defend themselves through their knowledge of Ving Tsun Kung Fus.

Learning is a natural process that is not limited to the school. Through interest and enthusiasm, learning is an automatic process without pressure. The workshops give visitors the opportunity to get a taste of the different activities. Whether yoga with Michaela Stolzenberger, Zumba with Laura Hennig or Ving Tsun with Fabio Ihlow – the goal of every workshop leader is the training of one’s abilities with fun and enthusiasm. Unfortunately, the German-English theatre workshop of the Karl-Ernst-Gymnasium Amorbach had to be cancelled for health reasons.) The bouncy castle of the district office Miltenberg and the balloon animals of the magician Benini should also provide fun and buzz for the children.

On both days, the physical well-being of the visitors is taken care of. The Neunkirchen fire brigade offers steaks and sausages in a typical German manner, while the Ghanaian Awaru offers traditional African dishes. The proceeds of the coffee bar, which is run by the parents’ council of the kindergarten Neunkirchen, benefits the children of this educational institution.

The Rising Lions is looking forward to a great weekend centered on the joy of mutual teaching and learning!