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…

Colours in Ahmedabad –  the kite festival

  Incredible India, incredible colourful country! Who still has some doubts whether India is the most colourful country of the world, should come to Ahmedabad and see… It’s a day before the annual kite festival will take place. In the streets of the city there is a very specia atmosphere. I have come to Ahmedabad…

Video of the month: Building a culture of health

A culture of health: The world is complex and making health, as well. Building a culture of health means more than just giving a medicine, a doctor’s visit or building hospitals: it is also about finding and implementing solutions to fight against poverty, to create jobs and to deliver education. At all stages of life….

How an iron fish can change a huge health problem

Anemia is a huge problem in the developing world. In many countries. Iron deficiency is the cause of weakness and impairs cognitive development in children. The Lucky Iron Fish™ is a social entrepreneurship organization implementing a simple health innovation to alleviate iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in Cambodia, especially in women and children. How?…

Chairs on the wings – how crazy thinking changes the world

Have you ever heard about Design thinking or how the new generation of planes could benefit from it? That’s a crazy approach, but more than helpful. Often it is difficult to put directly into words the needs for change, or re-inventing and developing further something that already exists and we are all get used to…