I.N.G.E. not only stands for the name of deceased Inge Seefried, whose last wish was to become intensively involved with the people in the Irrawaddy Delta, but also for “Innovative Non Government Education”. At home, Inges’ table was not only used for dinner, but also for communication and controversial discussion. We would like to take up this culture and seek joint dialogue and create the framework for it.
The first idea of “Inge’s Table” was to bring people from the Irrawaddy Delta together at richly set tables and at the same time inform them about health issues. A visit to the Delta showed that it makes sense to broaden this approach in some important ways.
Locals and professionals from a variety of backgrounds find a place at our table to establish prevention and information programs for people in the Irrawady Delta.
The participants of the meetings and discussion rounds should primarily be local multipliers, so that the educational work spreads particularly widely. Patients will then be reached via the local structure.
For the project, we would like to cooperate with Meikswe Myanmar, a Burmese organization we have known for many years, with a lot of experience in prevention work and village development. The learning from each other, the exchange and the mutual support especially helps us to get closer to our goal.
In order to convey our concerns, two target groups are conceivable for us as multipliers:
– Local committees in the villages
– Schools, teachers and schoolchildren, which has already proved promising in some respects.
If we can inspire these groups, we will be able to continue our efforts to provide people in the Delta with better health through more intensive education successfully.
And of course these discussions should and can take place at a common meal.
We are also pleased about your support for the project!