How health trainings create impact

Today we have run our last health community worker training (out of 12 training units in the last 18 months) with 30 people from Selfhelp groups – this time on respiratory issues. Two colleagues of mine were preparing and implementing it together with the local NGO and a local doctor and taught two days this…

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…

Dreams in life – talking to a shop assistant in Mangalore, #India 

Early in the morning,  a few days back in Mangalore/India I passed at a shoe shop. One of those branded shoe shops that you can find in every and each big mall in the cities. Inside five, six shoe assistants were preparing for the day. Unpacking new shoe arrivals, cleaning, starting the work. Very smart,…

The most important word in Ladakhi and teatime with Bardi

Ladakh ma-demo duk! Ladakh is very nice! And it’s people, too.  When I walk along the Old Road in Leh, Bardi stops me and simply asks if I want a tea. He is sitting in front of his small, but very nice shop. It’s low tourist season and a good time to know local people….

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…

Talking about life at a handicrafts shop in Cochin

  It’s one of the bigger handicrafts shops at Fort Cochin.  One of those shops where during the high season tourists from all over the world stop to buy some souvenirs from India. But today there are not many people. It’s April already; the monsoon season has started in Kerala and it is very hot…