Hermann-Vöchting-Gymnasium Blomberg (Germany)

Hermann-Vöchting-Gymnasium

Concept for Change is working with the HVG in Blomberg (Germany) to support the school and its students. Of course, the support is provided free of charge to the school.

Our collaborating is focusing on different aspects, like communication, interviews with international business professional, study support, internship opportunities, fundraising projects and activities, and more.

School Year
2021 – 2022
School Year
2020 – 2021
School Year
2019 – 2020
School Year
2018 – 2019

School Year 2021 – 2022

The school year 2021/2022 will focus on international communication. Students from the CertiLingua language program get the opportunity to talk and interview business professionals from around the globe.

The goal of the interviews is more than just speaking in foreign language. The students need to do research regarding the interview partners and their profession, and prepare themselves for the interviews. Of course Concept for Change is supporting with information, links, and guidance. This is a great and unique opportunity for the students to learn from different people, with different nationalities, backgrounds, professions, and life experiences.

Concept for Change will stay in close contact with the school throughout the school year, in case other engagements with the school and its students can be identifies to expand our collaboration.

CertiLingua Class – International Communication

Six dedicated interview session are planned for the 2021/2022 school year with the CertiLingua Class of the HVG. The first session will be an in-class introduction session by Concept for Change, followed by five dedicated interview sessions though video conferencing from December 2021 to June 2022. 

16.10.2021

Rafael A. Jaron

Rafael A. Jaron

Founder & CEO, Concept for Change
Director Public Sector Broadband Practice, Nokia

 

14.12.2021

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School Year 2020 – 2021

The school year 2020/2021 was a difficult and interesting year for Concept for Change and the HVG. Planning the program with the uncertainty of the pandemic was certainly an additional challenge, more flexibility was needed. On the other hand, it offered new opportunities to get other school classes engaged and planning sessions outside regular school hours.

The focus for the school year was to continue with the International Communication program for the CertiLingua Class and to trial the Local-Global Learning program.

Local-Global Learning

As trail of the “Local-Global Learning Program” is Concept for Change arranged two sessions which support the school curriculum of the bi-lingual class to learn about Australia and Nigeria. With these sessions it was possible to get a better connection between the students and the countries they learned about.

HVG’s 9th grade connects with Australia

09.02.2021

Patrick Mau

Patrick Mau

Founder and executive director of One Blood Hidden Image
Indigenous rap singer & hip hop artist

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HVG’s 11th grade connects with Nigeria

22.06.2021

Hassan Moisule

Hassan Moisule

Street Child
Nigeria

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CertiLingua Class – International Communication

Concept for Change and the HVG conducted five dedicated interview session for the 2020/2021 CertiLingua class. With an in-class introduction session by Rafael, founder of Concept for Change, the foundation was set for the following four video interview session. The challenges of the pandemic ware leading to changes how the interviews were executed. Instead of having the students together in the classroom, they were either participating from multiple rooms or from their home. This was a new experience and opened the possibility to arrange interviews even outside school hours.

07.10.2020

Rafael A. Jaron

Rafael A. Jaron

Founder & CEO, Concept for Change
Director Public Sector Broadband Practice, Nokia

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25.11.2020

Emmanuel Chaize

Emmanuel Chaize

Product Line Manager, Nokia

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10.02.2021

Dr Shalini Malhotra

Dr. Shalini Malhotra

Founder and Director of “NeeV”, NeeV”, a learning centre for the under-served in India

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23.04.2021

Niem Le

Niem Le

Director Campus Administration and Accounting for Continuing Education at the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

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16.05.2021

Maria Theresa B Dizon-De Vega

H.E. Maria Theresa B. Dizon-De Vega

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Philippines to the Federal Republic of Germany

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School Year 2019 – 2020

In 2019 Concept for Change started for the first time to talk and work directly with the CertiLingua class of the HVG together, to define how Concept for Change can support the school and students. The idea: providing the interview concept to the entire class and not just to a single student.

CertiLingua Class – International Communication

The “CertiLingua Class Program & Interviews” is the first dedicated program, to support the language program of the school. The aim of the program is to bring the students of the CertiLingua class together with business professionals from around the globe for an interview. These interviews provide an opportunity to the students to speaking English and to learning from the people interviewed..

To be able to successfully run interviews though video conferencing, Concept for Change provided some basic video conferencing equipment to the school, as well as supporting the students to prepare the interviews.

It turned out to be a great initiative, with five interviews in that school year and great learnings for the class and Concept for Change.

Professionals interviewed:

31.10.2019

Rafael A. Jaron

Rafael A. Jaron

Founder & CEO, Concept for Change Director Public Sector Broadband Practice, Nokia

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13.02.2020

Emmanuel Chaize

Emmanuel Chaize

Product Line Manager, Nokia

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12.03.2020

Monique Morrow

Monique Morrow

President of the VETRI Foundation, President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet

Recognized as Forbes top 50 Women globally in Tech 2018

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30.04.2020

Patrick Mau

Patrick Mau alias Mau Power

Founder and executive director of One Blood Hidden Image

Indigenous rap singer & hip hop artist

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19.06.2020

Nicholas-Berliner

Nicholas Berliner

Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the Embassy of the United States to the Kingdom of Belgium

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School Year 2018 – 2019

In 2018 Concept for Change had the first conntact to the HVG, though a student seeking for a intership oportunity, as part of his CertiLingua program. This first contact turned out to be the start of a longer relationship with the school and different programs and initiatives.

Internship Program

Personalized internship program in Belgium

Concept for Change planned and organized a personalized five day international internship program for a student of the HVG CertiLingua class. The internship took place in Belgium during school holidays.

The overall goal of the program was to support the student’s CertiLinuga project, providing valuable insides of the work Concept for Change is doing, and supporting a Concept for Change research activity as well.

During the internship the student had the opportunity to meet differnt people in person or though voice/video conferencing, to interview them for the CertiLingua project:

  • Patrick Mau alias Mau Power, founder and executive director of One Blood Hidden Image and indigenous rapper, Australia
  • Rusafie Alam, Associate Manager, FTTH Council Asia-Pacific, Bangladesh
  • Pascaline Morier, Dancer & Ballet teacher, Belgium
  • Tematai Carbou, Senior Consultant in Engineering at Akka Group, Belgium
  • Bertrand Estrangin, Director & Owner of the Aboriginal Signature Estrangin Gallery, Belgium
  • Niem Lee, Director Campus Administration and Accounting for Continuing Education at the Central Piedmont Community College, USA
  • Emmanuel Chaize, Product Line Manager, Nokia, France
  • Frank Jaffer, Managing Director and Sr. Vice President of Global Business Development managing global expansion plans for SENKO Group, Australia
  • Dave Dereuter, Head of Expatriates, Non-residents, Privilegio at ING Belgium, Belgium
  • Jörg Singelnstein, Referatsleiter Veranstaltungen und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Presse und Sportpolitik der Vertretung des Landes NRW bei der EU, Belgium

Of course the cultural aspects should not be ignored. Therefore some sightseeing was done in Brussels, while enjoying local specialties.

Playmobil Donation Initiative

A student managed project – Playmobil Collection Campaign

A student volunteered to plan and organize with the support of Concept for Change a Playmobil Donation at the school. The collected items were used by Concept for Change for children workshops and activities, e.g. Stop Motion Workshops and Holiday Programs.

Many thanks to the Students and School for the donation and support on organizing such initiative.