More Mental Health for selfhelp groups and their communities in India 

In the past two days we have run our second Health community Worker training for self-help group (SHG) leaders in the rural and urban area around Coimbatore. This training is part of 12 different health related training modules under the umbrella of the Making More Health initiative. The training topics have been selected and discussed with…

Indian who drive economy in Kenya 

A trip to Kenya –  with “Indian surprises” Yesterday I’ve arrived in Nairobi, Kenya.  I’ve never been there before. Nairobi is called Africa’s Sillicon valley and besides digital omnipresence also social entrepreneurship plays an important role. An ideal destination to discover more … After an interesting meeting in the morning I decided to visit the…

Innovation? It’s a “clear case of the emperors new clothes!”

In the modern economically developed world many processes and ways to act are standardized.  A standardized school education, such as specific school subjects that have been defined during more than hundred years ago up to university studies that may vary, however certain focus areas are given. Based on what was  needed in the last century…

Teaching health – learning from a doctor in a tribal area in India

Visualsized health information is very common in many countries and cultures. However, often these visuals focus on a specific health issue without connecting it to real life situations of people. They are rather topic-  than people-oriented. Smoking harms ads in many variations, breast feeding benefits, posters show good and “bad” food… But even if the…

Plants for our 3rd kindergarten inauguration and a lot of positive energy

Tomorrow is the inauguration of our anganwadi (rural kindergarten) in Kerala, not to fat away from Agali.  Finally. We really look forward to it. A 100 people will join, the kindergarten teacher, local government representatives, village people and we, the project team from the Making more Health initiative and The Karl Kübel institute for development…

Visit at kanthari, a training center for changemakers

Trivandrum, South India – that’s where kanthari is located. A real beautiful place, a place full of intense life and people who have one thing in common:  being “kantharis”, changemakers in the world.  kanthari is an accredited international institute that recognizes leadership in those individuals who come from and/or are positioned at the margins of…