Xiaofan Qian (April), Project Manager of Association of Volunteers Social Service Macau. International Volunteer of German “South-North” program 2018. International Volunteer of the center of Global Ministries and Ecumenical Relations (ZMOe) 2018. International Volunteer of Das Rauhes Haus 2018. Bachelor of Art in Broadcasting and Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology in Soochow University, China.
The “South-North” volunteer program is funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany. Each year they select hundreds of international volunteers from different countries to Germany conducting a one-year volunteer service. Xiaofan Qian was the first Chinese Chosen Volunteer get involved in the program. The program offers her the opportunity to gain intercultural experience by living and working in a multicultural circumstance. Through the volunteer service and the accompanying seminars, the she got insights into church scene and in Germany and the world wide ecumenical movement and gained a better understanding of global dependencies and interactions.