Township – Bar

Making friends through one coincidence after another. The road that lead us to the Township this Sunday was already known to us. A road that we used every day. A road that we know well with all its corners and edges, bends, junctions and bumps. But on this day we were supposed to go deeper Read more about Township – Bar[…]

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The big day – Der große Tag

“I worked with the children of Philippi for nearly two months. Based on the principle of children’s rights I arranged workshops and conversations for the children to bring out their dreams, wishes and fears to arrange a performance together. The story of the performance is about two brothers who happily live in a Township. However, Read more about The big day – Der große Tag[…]

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Circles of friends – Freundeskreise

Sometimes there are things, that can’t be real. Conincidences, people encounter other people and so circles are complete. Just recently another circle was completed. Through a friend’s research from Potsdam I heard about ”Native Young” for the first time. It’s a band from Cape Town and their music actually fits perfectly to the performance. So Read more about Circles of friends – Freundeskreise[…]

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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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Projekt: “Make a Wish”

In February Alexandra Pfaffinger and I would like to found the project “Make a Wish” in support of Max Harbauer, who studied media design in munich, David Tang and other people who are interested. The project for the children of the township Philippi is dependent on sponsors from all over the world. The children are Read more about Projekt: “Make a Wish”[…]

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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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First Dance Class – Erste Tanzstunden

Somehow it always seems to work out differently than one initially expected. Especially when it comes to working with children. Spontaneity, creativity and maintaining serenity are the means to this purpose. Right from the start it was very clear to me that it might turn out to be “different” to what I am used to Read more about First Dance Class – Erste Tanzstunden[…]

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Cape Town vs. Township

I’m not quite sure whether it’s fair to already make a comparison between Cape Town and Philippi. I was already able to see Cape Town from different angles and views, heights and levels, while I haven’t seen that much of Philippi. But I still would like to contrast these two extremes already. Before I came Read more about Cape Town vs. Township[…]

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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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