2nd Mental health training for women in Rural India 

Mental health is often not the focus of educational or health programs when it comes to developmental activities run by NGOs or big companies.  But what if missing self-confidence, uncertainty, stress, relationships and alcohol make it very difficult to change or develop anything?  That’s why we started mental health trainings for the tribal women in…

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…

A day in Chennai – a day in modern India

It’s May and the temperatures and humidity is high. It’s low tourist season. After months I’m back to South India. Heading to my rural people, where life looks different, challenging, but close to earth.  There is one day left before going to Palakkad area.  A day in the city of Chennai.  Good for visiting one…

A “close to earth” function in a tribal village in India

It is always amazing to learn about different cultures, how people behave and how they stay together and celebrate in special events. I had several times a chance to take part and to enjoy ceremonies and local functions during my travels in India.  Sometimes I wonder how these people would think and feel about village…