Gudrun Woitke is honored with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Review by Neue Wege Miteinander / January 8, 2017 Gudrun Woitke Integration
On December 5th, 2016 – day of the honorary post - Federal President Joachim Gauck honored 13 women and 11 men with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in Schloss Bellevue Residence in Berlin. The 24 citizens aged between 28 and 76 years came from all federal states in Germany. They are committed in social, clerical and community politics or have been engaged in sports, science, and environmental protection or in understanding of different peoples in an outstanding way.

Gudrun Woitke is engaged in the work with children and young people on a voluntary basis and is focused on tolerance, integration and intercultural understanding. Together with other peers she founded the non-profit non-governmental association „Neue Wege – Miteinander” in 1999, which she currently chairs. The association emphasizes the work with young people, socially deprived people and with immigrants. Furthermore, she is involved in the migration and integration network in the Saalekreis region. During the incultural week she has been organized during the last years numerous events against right extremism. With the FRIDO barn she created a place where people of different nationalities have the opportunities for exchange and reflection and to receive support. Moreover, she initiated a German-Israeli youth exchange and organized in 2013 an International youth camp with participants from Lithuania, Poland, Israel and Germany the Saalekreis region. Additionally, she is working voluntarily in the telephone soul’s care in Halle (Saale).

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