The Kids of Philippi – Die Kids von Philippi

(for German please scroll down) By Alexandra Fung. For the fourth year in a row I travel to Cape Town. How easy you fall in love with this city: The everlasting summer and the bright blue sky, the picturesque coastline with mile long beaches and idyllic bays, and in the background the impressive Table Mountain. Read more about The Kids of Philippi – Die Kids von Philippi[…]

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Dance for a Chance – The Story

The two brothers Sbu and Olvetu live in a quite normal Township. They are surrounded by their community and live their everyday life. Sbu and Olvetu feel like they are in good hands. They are happy in their Township. One day, however, they realize that there is more outside their usual sphere. They decide to Read more about Dance for a Chance – The Story[…]

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Hygiene products – Hygiene Artikel

I recently had to write an essay about ”motivation”. I asked myself: What is it exactly that motivates me? Was it more of an intrinsic one or more extrinsic? Pretty fast I realized that especially regarding social work it was a feeling of empathy that keeps me going. ”Feeling bad” wouldn’t be the correct term Read more about Hygiene products – Hygiene Artikel[…]

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Day Zero – Tag Null

What happens when we run out of water? Isn’t it the basis of everything? Water, nutrition basic physiological needs – The basis for Life, the basis to crate, the basis to evolve. The American psychologist Maslow already recognized this. There is already not enough drinking water for all people in the townships but when there Read more about Day Zero – Tag Null[…]

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Lionshead – Löwenkopf

Sometimes there are moments where I simply don’t know how to go on. Moments where I just question everything. I worry that what I am doing is making any sense at all. If I am actually able to reach out to anyone or anything and whether I should continue doing things like I have thus Read more about Lionshead – Löwenkopf[…]

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South Africa – incredibly multifaceted, incredibly unique – Südafrika – so vielseitig, so einzigartig

It’s been two weeks already since we entered the airport in Munich. It’s been also two weeks since we landed in Capetown safe and sound and moved into our apartment for the first month here. Those two weeks passed by so quickly. In those two weeks we were able to experience so many things as Read more about South Africa – incredibly multifaceted, incredibly unique – Südafrika – so vielseitig, so einzigartig[…]

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First time Philippi – Zum ersten Mal Philippi

So far, it has been just pictures, videos and stories. Until this point is have been just thoughts and imaginations. A idea construct which I‘ve slowly created within the past months and that stared to foster step by step. Yesterday it abruptly got all real for me. All of a sudden, this construct was touchable. Read more about First time Philippi – Zum ersten Mal Philippi[…]

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How a report card can help education in Philippi

We can “create the conditions to make formal education work” – Trevor Manuel Former Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel addressed the launch of a Community Report Card in Philippi last week. Photo courtesty of Amandla Development. Read the full article on: http://www.groundup.org.za/article/how-report-card-can-help-education-philippi/    

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