The first traveling folk high school started in Denmark in 1970. It later led to the founding of DRH Norway in 1978. Today, it is known as the One World Institute - International School For Cooperation and Development. From then up until now, both the participants and the teachers in the school have traveled and worked in numerous countries, on four continents: Africa, Asia, America and Europe.
Since the very beginning, One World Institute Norway has offered educational programs focused on the societal questions of the contemporary world. Our school has chosen as its main topics the following: social and economic conditions in the developing countries and in Europe, people’s living conditions, and expectations towards the future development of our world.
You can also help disadvantaged communities in India or Africa to improve their living conditions and to overcome social, economic and environmental challenges. Children are the future of any community, so in the Community Development projects there is great emphasis on providing vulnerable children with better opportunities.
One World Institute offers you the chance to work for your living expenses in Norway, for your course tuition, and for your travels around the world! You are offered various jobs in European countries that will boost not only your budget, but also your life experience!
The school has been established alongside the neighboring hotel as a training center for people interested in development work in developing countries, as well as for people who would like to try something new, see different cultures and meet other people from around the world.
The school has a multi-lingual library.
The school has computers accessible for everyone.
DRH Norway is situated in Hornsjøen (in Norwegian: The Beautiful Lake), 883 meters above sea level, 36 km North-East of Lillehammer. The school shares buildings with Hornsjø High Mountain Hotel, which is a beautiful cross-country ski resort in the winter and a fantastic starting point for mountain hiking trails in the summer
The school has a swimming pool, a sauna and a gym. In your free time you can play table tennis and pool.
We constantly have several teams at work, each at different stages of the school's program.Below you can read about different Fighting with The Poor teams and what they did or what they are doing right now.
One World Institute is not an accredited university, although during the program youll be enrolled as a distance-learning student at the One World University in Mozambique. This university is accredited by the Ministry of Education (Ministério da Educação) and offers a degree in Community Development Fighting with the Poor (Licenciatura em Desenvolvimento Comunitário Lutando ao Lado do Pobre).