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…

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…