A match across all borders – fun, learnings and surprises

“We have made it!!!” The students from a Middle School in a rural town close to Coimbatore, South India, are happy when the game ends. They are happy because it’s just two days till the holidays at school will start. And: they are happy because in the hygiene action game against ten managers from all…

Using a game: income generation and more for selfhelp group women

“It was in 1977 that we have started to put a lot of energy into social work and to set up Self help groups and skill trainings for poor women from urban, rural and tribal areas around Karamadai,” Rev. sister Anila from the Good Shephard convent in Karamadai, Tamil Nadu tells me. She is really…

The soap bus ticket – an idea that can change a lot

When I came across this video I thought this is really amazing – a bus ticket that serves not just as a a ticket but even as soap. Bus tickets – that’s an item everyone has access to. Every day there are a lot of opportunities to hold it in the hands. Independent from social…

Video impressions in the Himalayas – life in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand – a region where social engagement can help that much Do you remember the floods? Can you imagine how difficult it is to reach from A to B quickly? How the health system looks? How difficult agriculture can be managed? Where more awareness and education programs of all kind could lead to real change?…