Foundation Welhaus Bielfeld

Fundación Welthaus Bielefeld

The Foundation Welhaus Bielfeld (House of the World) is a German NGO with more than 30 years experience in sending volunteers known as ‘Weltwärts’. This programme of the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germans (BMZ) offers young people aged 18 – 28 years old, the opportunity to become inter-cultural volunteers for a year. They help in developing countries and commit themselves through work, to gain experience and grow as a person.

The work of the foundation is to support children, people with disabilities, indigenous people and women, in projects for the environment, healthcare, human rights, handicrafts and agriculture. For the other person


The educational field forms an essential part of the of the objectives of Welthaus Bielefeld. We orientate ourselves on the educational basis of ‘global learning’, which attempts to prepare people for a life of solidarity and global responsibility. To learn the necesary abilities is a huge task that needs good cooperation between everyone that participate en the process of education. For many years we have focussed our educational work with childredn and young people para give them the momentum and orientation for a life of global and local reference. We give them encouragement to participate in democratic processes and actively restructure the future. We also support social multipliers in schools, in education for children and young people, as well as in parishes and free initiatives.


The Department of Culture in the foundation orgainises concerts, theatre, lectures, dances, festivals and workshops in Bienefeld and the “Ostwestfalen-Lippe” region with artists from all around the wold (especially Africa and Latin America).

The cultural office is an means of contact for interested parties in cultural events,

The Culture Office is the contact body for institutions interested in cultural events as well as groups of exiles living in Germany.

Contact (Germany)

casa del mundo

Michael Lesemann
Tel: +49 (0)521 / 98648-31

Welthaus Bielefeld
August-Bebel-Straße 62, 33602, Bielefeld, German

Tel: +49 (0)521 / 98648-0
Fax: +49 (0)521 / 63789

Contact (Ecuador)

Lenin  Vásconez
Tel: +593 (0)986267586

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