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…

Does business mean you loose a part of yourself?

Curious, open-minded, proud of what they have and at the same time keen to learn, community based – that’s what amazes me again and again when I visit tribal villages. “A huge part of me is not present any more, while focusing on the business perspective only it seems that I have forgotten and lost…

Good News from our past Manager trip in India

 In November 2015, some international Corporate  managers have run a leadership session in the tribal areas of Coimbatore staying and collaborating with a NGO, the Karl Kübel Institute for Development Education. Based on the Makingmorehealth program (www.makingmorehealth.com) they learned a lot about the local health challenges and discussed topics on social entrepreneurship. It was a…

How the tribal women gave me a big surprise yesterday

Five months have passed since I have been visiting the tribal village where months ago we had a very good time together with knitting lessons, cooking and more.  I’m traveling with a group of my company this week and today we have come here  for a short village visit because I want to show them…

“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…

Indian tribal drumming dreams and missing opportunities

   Often when I visit tribal villages most of the males have left for school, for work, for a walk into another village … This time school holidays have started and some young boys between ten and twenty sit under a tree or close to a house, all together, and talk. “I wish we had…