Understanding Social entrepreneurship – overcoming traditional barriers

Have you heard about social entrepreneurship?  You still wonder what it is all about? There might be different interpretations and understanding on what it is, different ways of emphazing more the social or the entrepreneurial aspect in it.  However, thinking in social and business worlds, making our business activities and social engagment two completely separated…

Nightlife in Cebu – about homeless people, biscuits and condoms 

   It’s night. In the streets of Cebu  there is still a lot of traffic on the main streets, and huge promotional banners  underline in a strange manner the special character of a world where poverty, prostitution and human trafficking is “normal”.  We do a night walk with a priest in some “poor” parts and…

My top learnings 2015 – Social world: give business a chance!

  It is a fascinating world, the social world and the work of NGOs. No doubt: there are a lot of good projects ongoing and the need for the activities they run is obvious.The world needs to change.  The challenges are huge. There is a lot to do: environmental issues, climate, human rights, poverty, refugees, development…

“Hidden” washing: a toilet key is more than just a key

   Before coming to tribal areas in India I was  never aware on what it really means to live without any toilet in a village and without any individual washing location. Having a small intimate space should be one of the most normal things in life. But it is not.  A life without any sanitation…

A kindergarten inauguration, an unusual collaboration and more health

The kindergarten inauguration in South India in a tribal village When I arrive in the late morning and see all the people in front of the new anganwadi (kindergarten), the drumming boys welcoming everyone with an exciting sound and rhythm and the parents and children who are dressed up in the best way for the…