Social workers need digital access and skills to optimize impact

In the last years, one of our activities and programs in South India also supported the digital access for our local kindergarten teachers ( who work as informal health care workers in the tribal villages, too) and for our local NGO partners. Often it is difficult – especially for smaller NGOs – to finance their…

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…

Do we really know the needs? Our priorities might not be theirs

Does this sounds familiar to you? You see a need, you develop a solution while going for Target group analysis, user centric models, persona concepts, field surveys…. To understand the needs a lot of models have been applied, discussed and evaluated, including consultants from extern and intern. But how often have you really interacted with…

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…

Eradication of manual scavenging and community development in India

In the past 12 months – under the umbrella of the Making More Health initiative – we have started a new partnership with a local NGO in Avinashi (close to Coimbatore). Together with Vizhuthugal Social Education and development Trust, several programs have taken place to prevent children from manual scavengers families to drop out of…

Appalam Making – a crispy bread, a better future

After two years of crises due to Covid-19 also in India normal life is coming back. This is happening at all social levels and means a lot to less wealthier people. The lockdowns and curfews as well as the situation at schools and job losses hit them the most. It is just a few days…