Visit guides Markus Christen and Heiko Schmitz

THIS VISIT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW INTEREST.

(See https://vereinsurprise.ch/ only German)

The Surprise Association has sought to empower people with multiple social difficulties since 1997, by providing them with opportunities to help themselves. The field visit of Surprise will be lead by people who are, or have been homeless due to a number of reasons, who will show you a different side to urban life. The visit will include a variety of charitable institutions and places that are/were vital and life-saving to them and other homeless people, drug users and street drinkers, long-term unemployed, asylum seekers and refugees, those on low incomes and elderly people who barely survive on a meagre pension. The services include for example short- and long-term accommodation for the homeless, companies offering accessible employment, parks and areas that are frequented by the homeless, or used for sleeping spots. Topics for discussion during the visit will include the relation of poverty, social exclusion and health in an urban context.

Arrangements: 17.00 meet at the bus stop named «Riehenring» (Bus No. 30)