Dreams – a soccer game with Ronaldo in the Nilgiris

“Kotagiri is a beautiful Hills Station located in the Nilgiris Hills. About 33 km southeast of Ooty. It is believed to have the world’s second best climate.” That’s how the place is described in Wikitravel. But it is also a place where ancient tribes are living who up to now have been practicing a lot…

A joyful day for managers, NGO colleagues, tribal people & goats

It has been a very special day today. A day when many managers,  tribal people from the Anaikatti area (close to Coimbatore, South India) and last, but not least also 28 goats have been waiting for. Under the umbrella of our Making More Health initiative last November we had invited managers from our Animal health…

There is no problem – we are in India

Tonight, I had booked a flight from Cochin to Coimbatore. The flight was cancelled. Things happen. It happened two months back in France and now here … there were no further flight options for today. For getting more information and/or refunding people gathered at the Air India customer service. Indian style: From the right, the…

Indian beach time

After a business meeting in Mumbai and good discussions with local colleagues about our social entrepreneurial and employee- driven activities in the rural and tribal areas of South India I have finally arrived in Cochin. It’s just a short stop before going to the project area (in Anaikatti border region between Tamil Nadu and Kerala)….

Rich or poor? It depends on our perception

All is just as rich or poor as the context we are aware of. But seeing two worlds in one pic gives an idea how big is the challenge to make change for better happen: Dubai vs Rural India – where do you prefer to live? Think twice before deciding. Which is your favorite and…

2nd wave of digital trainings for kindergarten teachers in rural India started

Yesterday, we launched – for the second time after the successful pilot started in 2016 –  the first out of three modules around Digital knowledge for a new group of anganwadi teachers in the rural surroundings of Attappadi (close to Coimbatore, South India)  Twenty women participated with a huge interest in gaining digital knowledge. How…