Em Português Escorreito
10 de Fevereiro de 2020.
Comunicado: Majoração
12 de Fevereiro de 2020.
Paul Hartmut Würdig aka Sido was born on November 30, 1980, in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district.

The son of a Sintiza and a German has Iranian roots and grew up in East Berlin. After the family’s GDR exit request was approved in 1988, they moved to West-Berlin.

The rap career of Sido starts as part of the combo “RoyalTS”, which forms Sido with Bobby Davis aka B-Tight.  His first solo album Maske was published in April 2004 and was a great success, especially with the single “Mein Block” (My Block). In public, Sido only appeared with a shiny skull mask to cover his face which he took off for the first time in 2005.

In the following, he turned more and more to a mainstream artist whose songs are also played on the radio. He did collaborations with various Pop musicians as well as with former rivals. In 2019 he released his 8th album as a solo artist.

Sido is one of the most successful rappers in Germany. He sold over 4.2 million records and won various awards. His fortune is estimated at nine million euros. Sido also likes other sources of income than music. He owns two tattoo studios, a bar, a vodka brand, and a fashion label.

The text was written in November 2019.

Short bio of the volunteer:

I am a volunteer in Germany, freshly arrived in Madeira. I just finished High School and I am looking forward to seven months of volunteering in the History Tellers project. I love to play tennis or doing other kinds of sports.

Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is a program of the European Commission embracing the fields of education, training, youth, and sports during the period 2014-2020. One of the major aspects is the cooperation between the different fields where the program acts, hence contributing for a diverse and rich Europe.

Amongst the several goals of the programme, the following are prioritised: the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, including the headline education target; the aims of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020), including the corresponding benchmarks; the sustainable development of Partner Countries in the field of higher education; the overall goals of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018); the objective of developing the European dimension in sport, in particular grassroots sport, in line with the EU work plan for sport and the promotion of European values in accordance with Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union.

In order to achieve these goals, the Erasmus+ has several action policies. The Key Action 1 (KA1) is directed towards the mobility of people; Key Action 2 (KA2) for the cooperation for innovation and the interchange of good experiences; and Key Action 3 (KA3) which is for the support of reformation policies.

European Voluntary Service

Since 1991 the University of Madeira Students’ Union has developed a wide incentive policy for voluntary work. In 2013 the Students’ Union started the process to receive, send and coordinate Erasmus+ projects of the European Voluntary Service, in order to have a larger influence in the volunteering field. The Union received its first volunteer withing the ambit of a KA1 project in 2014. Many efforts have been done to allow young people from Madeira to take part in several initiatives in Europe, as well as propose several projects allowing young people from several countries to work in the projects of the Students’ Union of the University of Madeira. The main goal of the voluntary work is the contribution of the volunteers to the communities and places they will be staying, being their work not rewarded with payment.

We believe that the European Voluntary Service is a mechanism full of experiences, allowing the approved candidates to have the privilege of taking part in these projects and benefit the places and communities where these volunteers will be staying.

Since 2013, the University of Madeira Students’ Union has received volunteers that have collaborated in several activities and initiatives. Besides being able to enjoy a wonderful experience which will contribute to their personal and professional growth, they are able to contribute in a unique way to the community in which they are inserted and to join dozens of volunteers from the University of Madeira.