Do you know the kanthari talks in Trivandrum, India 2019?

From 29 November to 01 December 2019 change makers from 10 countries who are participating in the kanthari program 2019 will present their captivating life stories of resilience and hope. In just 10 minutes, each participant will educate, entertain and humble you with their stories, dreams and action plans for a better society. Come and…

A grid for students – because health starts with prevention

In one of the schools in South India we run together with our local NGO partner (Karl Kübel institute for development education) and a social entrepreneur from our network a large hygiene program. During one of the last visits we had a conversation about various topics, among them a very simple to solve but risky…

Stories of change – From having been a victim to become a victor

Read about Sadhana’s journey from having been a victim to become a victor and how she used this path to empower hundreds of women who faced similar challenges. Sadhana was raped by the brother of her best friend and was forced to marry the rapist. After a very bumpy road in which Sadhana faced domestic…

If you want to know India, take a Train 

  It’s a real hot morning in April. At the train station in Cochin it’s crowdy. When a train  arrives there is a lot of movement: people jump out of the trains, often run across the iron rails, clack, clack, clack out of the train windows a lot of empty and half-full water bottles are…

Talking about life at a handicrafts shop in Cochin

  It’s one of the bigger handicrafts shops at Fort Cochin.  One of those shops where during the high season tourists from all over the world stop to buy some souvenirs from India. But today there are not many people. It’s April already; the monsoon season has started in Kerala and it is very hot…

Impressions from the life in the Philippines 

The days in the Philippines have passed quickly. Before going back to India now, let me share a few impressions from this country with its more than 7000 islands, impressive landscapes and colours, its people and challenges.        Related posts at a glance  Philippines – life and princesses at the dumpsite The sugarcane children…

Traveling to the Philippines and India

It’s time to travel again. There might be many reasons:  People and friendships. Ongoing projects in collaboration with NGOs. Pleasure, destiny, attraction. Maybe even a kind of obsession to travel and to understand a little bit more of this world. What’s on the agenda?    It will be a social and business travel again. A combination…

Visit to Phuket town and a printing machine for eternity 

  It’s a rainy day in Phuket and when we walk through the streets of the old town many taxi drivers offer a trip to somewhere. Well, in the low season it might not be easy to gain some money… We just have refused again when we stop in front of one of these old printing…