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Good News

Before I left for my training in Rio de Janeiro, I had the impression that i was stuck. I tried to solve always the same problems and seemed to walk in circles. Registration of a legal entity, involvement of beneficiaries … Continue reading

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Back to Sobral

After a long absence, I got back to my new project location Sobral last week. It was ghood to catch up with potential beneficiaries and supporters. During visits to some villages outside Sobral, I met two more blind girls. They … Continue reading

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An insight in Laurie Baker Architecture

All buildings at the International Institute for Social Entrepreneurs are built in a Laurie Baker style, this means use of local materials and cost effective techniques. Walls are built with bricks and mud in round shapes. In the concrete cover … Continue reading

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Washing Clothes

After a week in Humla I finally decide to wash clothes. I must say it is an interesting experience. I was hoping to find a quiet moment without anyone using the water tab, but when there is water, everyone needs … Continue reading

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End of act 2

As a part of the curriculum, all participants were working with different partner organizations or started their own activist group. Taffy from Zimbabwe and me decided to join Action Council Vellarada because we were attracted by their analysis of the … Continue reading

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The IISE Summer Camp

Next Saturday there will be a summer camp for 29 children with multisensory disabilities and 15 children of sex workers. Here is an article to announce this event. You will find more information and pictures of the summer camp next … Continue reading

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Coffee in the Dark

“Activate your senses!” is the slogan of our coffee shop here on campus. This week we gave a special meaning to this slogan – all your senses except sight. We organized a coffee in the dark for participants and staff … Continue reading

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First Impressions from Campus

IISE campus is an eco friendly environment close to a lake in a village in the surroundings of Trivandrum. Houses are build following a low cost model best adapted to the tropical climate of the region. We have a dormitory … Continue reading

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From Kerala to the World

It was nearly a week ago when I arrived in Kerala. On a beautiful campus I will have eleven months of intensive training with 20 inspired people from all over the world. My fellow participants come from Kenia, Zimbabwe, Liberia, … Continue reading

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Here I go!

My brother and my mother took me to Munich airport and soon I will be on my way to India.

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