In summer 2005, five youths and teachers of the LHSC visited Berlin. Our Indian friends were accommodated in guest families. They learned a lot about culture, lifestyle and school in Germany. So they enriched the lessons by discussions and with a PowerPoint presentation on Mahatma Gandhi.
Together with students from the Gandhi School and representatives of the Ecumencial Forum Berlin Marzahn, they went on a trip to the German ‘Bundestag’ (the parliament), where they spoke about the situation of the Adivasi in India with Sebatian Edathy, the chairman of the German Indian parliamentary group.
During an event in the Indian Embassy, they presented the partnership relations of the Lutheran Schools to the Mahatma Gandhi School, together with representatives of the Indian Forum.
The visits to a composting plant and to social projects made a special impression on them. Here in Germany they decided to get active themselves, and so they founded the organization ‘Reyad Umbul’ after their return to India.