Poor You!

Finally there is humanitarian aid for Europeans! An African NGO brings humaneness to Italy – which given the recent events is in dire need.

Italy has been repeatedly in the news for racism lately. The African workers in Italy – be it in vegetable plantations in Southern Italy or elsewhere – are one of the main targets of the Italian xenophobia.

Hardly any Italians would tell you that the workers coming from the far South are good for the country – even if none of them would like to do the jobs the Africans do. A very contrary view is the following: Continue reading

Languages Lost

Migration and our globalized world makes us hear foreign languages all the time. Our impression of linguistic diversity is misleading though, there are less and less languages in the world.

Our century might turn out to be one of large loss in linguistic diversity. Researchers believe that of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, only half will probably make it Continue reading

Where Have all the Good People Gone

Civil courageor the state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery – should not be forgotten!

That is why today’s post is dedicated to outstanding people who make this world a better place.

There are quite a lot of prizes out there which are assigned to people Continue reading

Bring the World into your Living Room

How about teaching a young and interested person about the world you live in, your culture and your language, while at the same time learning about another culture without leaving your house?

It sounds terrific? Well, just host a foreign exchange student.

How does it work? Continue reading

Global Disappearing

There are some people who simply cannot afford not to take Global Warming seriously. For example because their country might not exist any more in a very short time.

The documentary There once was an island tells the story of the Polynesian community of Takuu. “As a terrifying tidal flood rips through their already damaged home, the Takuu community experiences the devastating effects of climate change first hand.” This means that they have to take the hardest decision of their life: Continue reading

Music for Change

Music can move mountains, right? That is what the people from Playing for Change think as well.

They write about themselves: “Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music.” They perform at benefit concerts all over the world in order to inspire and give hope to people.

These amazing artists come from all over the world: Senegal, Congo, USA, Ireland, Japan, Nepal, Spain, etc. Not only does their music touch your soul; Continue reading