Making More Health in India: what’s going on?

Also in India a lot of Making More Health (MMH) activities are happening. Just to name a few: besides two new MMH kindergarten/ Anganwadi buildings, a Making More Health leadership week in July, preparations for the launch of a system changer network India and the final preparations of an apprentice exchange program between Boehringer Ingelheim…

When cultural exchange makes a difference

I have worked now for several years with vulnerable communities in India and Kenya. Several activities and projects have taken place to make the life of the people a better one: training sessions on health and hygiene, income generating activities, water projects, digital training sessions, set up of infrastructure, mental health training sessions, and last,…

Staying with scavenger families in India

During our visit at Vizhuthugal, one of our NGO partners close to Coimbatore, we met the whole team and many volunteers. Vizhuthugal engages on a daily basis for scavenger families and human rights. In the past two years of the Covid 19 crises we had given to the families various supports, such as health and…

Distributing rice, lentils and soap among vulnerable communities during COVID-19

Although the strictest lockdown conditions were eased in Southern India, people in tribal areas are still facing impaired access to food supply. Where limited transportation facilities and shortened opening hours of grocery shops restrict people’s possibilities, it adds onto job loss in the formal and informal sector and a third wave of COVID-19 infections. Access…

Soap making day to protect tribal communities

The COVID-19 virus is a huge risk to all, and even more for ethnic minorities. Tribals comprise a substantial minority population of India, making up 8.6% of India‘s population, or 104.2 million people, according to the 2011 census. One of the most impactful activities to combat infections is soap and hygiene practices. But soap is…

Moving from Local Corporate Social Responsibility to Global Social Engagement

How society and companies can practice innovative social engagement and profit from doing so In the late 1940s and early 1950s, a number of international social organizations were founded. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund increasingly broadened their scope of activity and soon began promoting “international development.” In addition to the large development…