Establishing and running a bilingual day-care center in German-Aramaic is still considered pioneering work. There is no comparable day-care center for children yet. This makes it all the more important for us to work with the right partners right from the start in order to achieve the best possible result.
This applies on a number of levels, i.e. ethically, linguistically, socially, culturally, but also economically. In the following an extract of our partners:
The Deutscher Kitaverband (“German Daycare Association”) is the mouthpiece of independent daycare providers in Germany. It represents their interests at federal, state and local level.
NISIBIN stands for Aramaic studies researched in a university institution. In the research center, Aramaic life is studied in all its facets, that is, in all disciplines. Special attention is given to the history and linguistics of Aramaic studies.
In order to run a German-Aramaic KiTa, the sponsor Senfkorn needs expertise in the field of Aramaic linguistics. Therefore, our decision as a sponsor was easy to cooperate with NISIBIN as a consultant. NISIBIN brings all the qualities we need for a professional cooperation in the field of language and history.
Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch in Germany
The archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch in Germany has an estimated 100,000 members today, spread out over 60 parishes. The acting head has been His Eminence Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Archbishop and Patriarchal Vicar since December 2012. The bishop’s see is located in the St. Jakob v. Sarug monastery in Warburg (Westphalia).
There is a close cooperation with the archdiocese. They support and advocate our work.
Syrian Orthodox Church Parish of Antioch St. Mary, Paderborn
The original congregation of Syrian Orthodox Christians in Paderborn was established in the late 1960s and early 1970s already. The parish of St. Maria split off from the original parish in 2009. It currently comprises about 250 families with more than 1,000 individuals.
We maintain close cooperation with the parish of St. Maria.
Syrian Orthodox Church Parish of Antioch St. Aho, Paderborn
The original congregation of Syrian Orthodox Christians in Paderborn was established in the late 1960s and early 1970s already. Since the original parish split into the current parishes of St. Aho and St. Maria in 2009/2010, the parish of St. Aho has comprised about 350 families with more than 1,500 individuals.
We maintain close cooperation with the community of St. Aho.
Syrian Orthodox Parish of St. George, Ahlen
The Syrian Orthodox Parish of St. George in Ahlen was founded in 1977 and is part of the Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch in Germany. In 1978, the parish numbered about 60 families. The parish of St. George currently comprises about 200 families and has long maintained interdenominational as well as intercultural contacts with many parishes within and outside Ahlen.
Syriac Orthodox Parish of St. John the Baptist, Ahlen
The Syriac Orthodox parish of St. John the Baptist in Ahlen also has its origins in the first parish of St. George. It sprang from the parish of St. George around the turn of the millennium due to the growing number of members. Today it comprises a good 200 families. It bought the ensemble of the Catholic church (formerly St. Gottfried Church, built in 1954) together with the rectory and parish hall in 2019.