Nepal Vocational Training Project

Nepal Vocational Training Project

Our dear friend Tirtha Poudel has asked us to help organize the funding for a project focusing on vocational training in Nepal and we are more than happy to help. Our aim is to raise £5,200, to pay for twenty young Tharu men and women (a low caste, poor indigenous ethnic group) to receive vocational training over a three month period. The training in the Bardia region will cover building, plumbing, electrics, carpentry and vegetable farming. 100% of the money raised will be used in the training and eventually the project will be expanded to fund 100 young people. So, we need your help to raise this money. Any amount would be hugely appreciated and all contributions will go directly to the people where it's so desperately needed. Employment Issues in Nepal. Nepal is one of the world’s poorest countries. A high proportion of young people struggle to find work in Nepal and if they do their wages are so low because they don’t have the necessary skills. Every day between 1000 and 1500 young people from Nepal travel overseas to work in the Gulf. Many are unskilled workers and receive very low pay, living in poor conditions. Vocational training in Nepal is vital for young people however they often don’t have the resources to fund it. Many young Tharu people have never had the opportunity to have an education or gain necessary vocational skills. The aim of this project is to provide 20 young men and women (eventually expanded to 100 participants) with basic vocational training in building, plumbing, electrics, carpentry and vegetable farming over a three month period. Participants will be selected from various villages in the Bardia region and at least 10 villages will be covered. Training will be focused on those young people who have had to drop out of school due to financial problems. The cost of training will be £260 per person for three months. This includes the training equipment, protective clothing, stationary, trainers’ fees and the rent for the training venue. Once participants have received their training, they should be able to find work as skilled labour in their respective areas and will be less likely to need to travel overseas to find work. For those who do want to travel abroad they will also find themselves in a better position to receive higher wages. Tirtha is working with a number of local and reliable Non-Governmental Organisations:  * Partnership for Sustainable Development (PSD) will assist with the financial administration and monitoring on a voluntary basis;  * Local community groups will also support the project * Local cooperatives will provide soft loans for participants on completion of the project to help buy necessary equipment for their professional work All the money we raise will go towards the vocational training project. Our Connection with Nepal Twenty years ago I travelled to Nepal as a gap year student to participate as a volunteer for an environmental charity. Fellow friends in this group have also volunteered in Nepal over the past 15 years. My experience of the country, the mountains, the culture and above all it's wonderful, open and honest people has remained with me ever since. I witnessed at first hand, the impact that direct funding had on providing remote communities with not only resources to build their own facilities, whether it be deep water wells, pit latrines or smokeless stoves but also training in vocational skills for the future. This is why we are asking for a pledge from you. I’ve decided to head to Nepal again next year to monitor the progress of the project and prior to this I want to help by raising money for a grass roots vocational training project. I know 100% of the money raised will go to the project. What we’d like you all to do is PLEDGE & SHARE this request for help. SHARE it with your friends, your family, your colleagues, and your neighbours, anyone who might be willing to donate so that 20 people, a world away, can start learning a trade and vocation for life.PL

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Support female leadership in science!

Support female leadership in science!

HOLA! Together we go further My name is Paola Tello Guerrero. I am a Colombian physicist and over the last two years I have been working in the U.K. researching rock properties. This year I have been honoured to be selected as 1 of 80 female scientists from around the world to participate in Homeward Bound – Largest all female Antarctica expedition. Homeward Bound aims to elevate the role of women in leadership globally, and to create a global collaboration in 10 years of 1000 women with a scientific background to lead, influence and contributes to decision-making and policy development our planet. What Are Our Goals? * To elevate each participant’s leadership capabilities.* To educate the team on the science of what is happening to our planet.* To refine participants’ skills to design and execute strategy, and to create plans for future collaborations as women working towards a sustainable future.* To enhance these skills, over a 10-year target, with 1000 women networked and skilled to affect change.* To create active, non-hierarchical collaborations among the women both in small groups and as a collective.* To have a global focus.* To contribute to and elevate the broader societal conversation about the role of women in leading the world toward a more sustainable future. How Can You Help? As this is a privately funded voyage and I would great appreciate your contributions to make this amazing opportunity possible.I need to collect £16.000 to pay the expenses that are not covered… Your support is crucial .. but why … Why to support me? * IMPACT: I will replicate the initiative, share the experience and work in post-expedition projects.* ​POST-EXPEDITION PROGRAMS: I will be able to replicate and share this experience with your company team.* FEMALE MOTIVATION: According to National Science Foundation 80% of the jobs available during the next decade will require Math and Science skills. Let’s motivates together the new generations.* TRANSITION MOMENT: It is our world, we share the same planet: We are all busy, let me be the ambassador for new generations of the care that our planet need, with real solutions.* TRANSPARENCY: If you know me, you know my commitment and real concern to make our world a better place for all. If you don’t trust me all that you see is all that I am.* PERSISTENCY: I am putting all my heart and energy into this project.* SOLIDARITY: I commitment myself that I will run the outputs of this project in at least 10 communities.* MARKETING REPRESENTATION: I can bring your company to this scenery and exposure to the media and the team! As a company, brand or person you can get involved! Let’s sit and talk (with tea and biscuits!) Contact me to ptelloguerrero@gmail.com | @pateguerrero News: English Spanish  What is the program about? The expedition will leave from Ushuaia, Argentina and travel by boat to Antarctica. On the voyage, we will be educated and trained in leadership practice, the challenges in polar science and related issues on climate change, and plan for constructive change upon return from the trip. Dattner Grant is the driver of Homeward Bound, and the expedition is supported by a large, diverse and talented team including Greg Mortimer (voyage leader), Meredith Nash (lead researcher, UTAS), Melinda Truesdale (voyage medic), Mary-Anne Lea (Women in Polar Science and UTAS), Justine Shaw (Women in Polar Science and Australian Antarctic Division) and Renuka Badhe (Women in Polar Science and European Polar Board). We will receive instruction from a globally renowned faculty including Dr Jane Goodall, Franny Armstrong, Clare Bowditch and Dr David Kaplan. The expedition has been endorsed by the Australian Antarctic Division and the Governor of Tasmania, Professor Kate Warner, is a patron of the project. Excitingly a documentary based on this trip is also being made by Australian filmmakers, Bunya Productions. ***Special mention:* Friends and Family since the beginning have been super supportive. My love

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Brazilian athlete fund raising

Brazilian athlete fund raising

Welcome to Claudine's Marathon money pot !Claudine, a 14yrs old brazilian open water marathon swimmer needs your help to continue competing at the brazilian national championship.Click to make a contribution.* Any donations, regardless of size are really appreciated;* You can as well donate miles from your mileage frequent flyer program;* You can as well send her competition tech suits and training aids;* All payments are secure.Claudine is a 13years old girl who lives with her German/Luxembourgian father, a University Professor, and her 7 years old brother in Brazil. She is an Open Water Marathon athlete and started competing in Open Water with 9yrs, having been regional champion in her age category since 2012.  2017 she participates for the first time in the Brazilian Open Water elite category, "O Campeonato Brasileiro". After the 1st competition, she is ranked 5th in her category.Claudine trains hard for to be competitive. She wants to be part of the German or Brazilian Open Water Marathon team at the 2024 Olympics.Monday to Friday, she trains 2,5hrs from 14:30-17:00 in the pool at her college, the Salesiano Dom Bosco in Salvador-Bahia with world champion Ana Marcela Cunha former trainer, Baixinho.3 times the week she does extra sessions with her father from 06:00-06:50 before entering the classroom.3 times per week, she has Pilates sessions with her physiotherapist, Dra. Renata, in the late afternoon at home.At the weekend and during holidays, she does another 3-4hrs training each day (7-10km) at the Piatã beach, completing 26hrs of training, swimming over 50km, per week. After Brazilian economic crisis, she lost several institutional supporters and needs your help to continue to compete. The championship is composed by 6-8 open water competitions + 3-4 regional competitions in the pool, some over 3.000km from where she lives. Additional, there are another 10-12 local open Water competitions and 10 local competitions per year in the pool.This means, staying in simple hostels, she spends at least Euro 1.000,00 per competition, adding up to 9.000,00-12.000,00 Euro/year traveling. Additional to the travel expenses, she needs competition swimwear (2.000,00Euro/year), goggles and training aids (500,00Euro/year), nutritional supplements (1.200,00 Euro/year) and pays at least 800,00 Euro/year for register fees.  This adds up with extra expenses and local transport to over 15.000,00 Euro/year.Please help Claudine to continue her promising career!How can you help us:* Donating, Clicking the button;* Spreading the word, forwarding this project;* Leaving an encouraging message for her;* Buying flight tickets for her with your frequent flyer milage;* Ordering training aids and or competition suits and sending it to her;* Ordering in Brazil nutritional complements for her.As a simple gesture of gratefulness, Claudine will send at the end of the year the swim caps, she receives at the official open water competitions, to 6-8 of her supporters, chosen by a lottery. Thank you!

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Une carrière pour notre club

Une carrière pour notre club

Une carrière pour notre club Organisé pour : Centre Hippique du Territoire de Belfort  Urgence pour le bien être des chevaux Qui sommes nous?  Le Centre Hippique du Territoire de Belfort est une association loi 1901. C’est un centre équestre se trouvant dans un parc verdoyant, arboré et agréable tout en étant en ville. Nous accueillons une vingtaine de chevaux et poneys.Notre association permet aux clients d’évoluer dans différentes disciplines (CSO, dressage, éthologie, cross, balades, …) dans un cadre agréable et familial. Nous souhaitons avant tout que petits et grands évoluent avec les chevaux en confiance et dans la bonne humeur.Aujourd’hui, c’est un nouveau comité, jeune et dynamique, plein de nouveaux défis et de projets en tête qui représente l’Association et qui souhaite développer l’activité du centre équestre. L'association compte de nombreux membres, bénévoles, sympathisants ou encore propriétaires qui assistent l’association dans les différentes activités de la vie du club (entretien des infrastructures, rénovation des box, soin des chevaux, …)  Que voulons-nous faire ? Notre comité a changé en Mars 2016 et souhaite s’inscrire désormais dans une démarche de développement de notre activité tout en respectant le bien-être animal. Notre démarche est simple : nous souhaitons proposer aux enfants de découvrir l’animal dans son milieu naturel (comme vit-il au pré, qu’est-ce qu’il mange ?) mais aussi d’apprendre à l’approcher, à travailler avec et à le comprendre. Nous avons également la possibilité de proposer le même service aux personnes âgées situées sur le même domaine que nos équidés.Nous avons de cesse d’améliorer la vie du club et des chevaux au quotidien. Aujourd’hui, nous avons accueillis 4 nouveaux équidés, avons rénové les infrastructures des box et mis en place des prés permanents pour que les chevaux puissent prendre l’air et se détendre dans leur milieu naturel.Grâce à nos bénévoles et à nos monitrices, nous avons pu mettre en place différentes activités pour la découverte du milieu équestres. Pendant les vacances scolaires, nous proposons des programmes pédagogiques pour les enfants afin qu’ils découvrent la voltige, l’éthologie, l’attelage et encore bien d’autres disciplines.               Aujourd’hui, nous avons un manège et un accès à un étang basé sur le domaine, mais nous souhaitons construire une nouvelle carrière afin de développer l’activité du club en plein air. Nous souhaitons avons tout mettre en avant la découverte du milieu équestre à travers la pédagogie, les activités autour du cheval pour les enfants, tout cela dans un environnement naturel et calme.  Que ferons-nous de cette cagnotte? Aujourd’hui, nous souhaitons créer cette nouvelle carrière afin de développer l’activité du club. Pour cela, nous avons besoin d’un apport conséquent afin de financer notre projet. Effectivement, nous voulons tout mettre en œuvre pour le bien-être de nos chevaux et faciliter l’approche de l’animal pour petits et grands en toute sécurité.Cette carrière serait un atout supplémentaire pour accueillir petits et grands dans une structure sécurisée et encadrée en plein air.En restant dans un esprit pédagogique et sécurisant (en cas de chutes de nos petits cavaliers) mais également en respectant la santé de nos équidés (travail régulier sur un sol sollicitant les sabots et les membres du cheval) nous avons demandé plusieurs devis à différents fournisseurs spécialisés dans le domaine. Malheureusement, les devis actuels, bien que certains raisonnables, restent encore trop élevés pour la trésorerie de notre petite associationC’est pourquoi nous sollicitons donc votre générosité car ensemble rien n'est impossible et notre projet pourra prendre vie !  Toute l'association, bipèdes et quadrupèdes, vous remercierons de tout cœur pour votre participation.

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Sanctuary Of Song

Sanctuary Of Song

Could the warmth and generosity of your heart be captiviated by these brave and diverse women for a few moments? Could you consider supporting this singing group who find themselves far from their homelands, lonely, frightened, exhausted and joyless? I started this group in Swansea one year ago with a local one-off start-up grant and since then it's changed lives. It's a place where women can be themselves, laugh or cry, find and develop cross-cultural friendships, clear the fog of daily fears and be a part of creating a joy-filled environment. To meet them and sing together you would encounter such grace, strength, courage, vibrancy and kindness that it may just break your heart and simulatenously rebirth it in a moment of unexpected joy and purpose. Some women come here and sing for the first time in their lives. Or they hear a voice they'd never known they had or never imagined they'd meet again. They amaze themselves to be singing in public, then for an audience of 200 and later being invited to sing at Westminster! They greet their growing confidence with awe, and wonder what else they may be capable of! Some say it's the one activity of the week where they feel alive. This group is an important part of their lives and needs funds to continue and to advertise and gather more members of the local community to generate more pathways of integration and sustainable support. Your donations can provide a year of funding for: A living wage for me to continue my admin, travel, session delivery, extra rehearsals for public performances, training members of the group to lead sessions and conduct the singers at public events in my absence and outreach work informing and recruiting marginalised women.Refunding participants bus fares (£4.30 per person which would be nearly a whole days living allowance);Childcare costs (running a creche);Room hire;Refreshments for singing sessions;Printing and advertising; Remember, there's no too small: every voice valued, every quid counts! If a fiver seems too small to bother, these are women who know it's value (it's all they get to live on every day). If many, many give the 'little' you can manage, we can reach a goal. And give more IF you can. If donations exceed the target I'll use them to expand the project - organise extra day events which can involve men and share a meal for example.  Sanctuary Of Song is guided by the principles and philosophy of the Natural Voice Network (https://naturalvoice.net). At the heart of this movement is the principle that singing is every person's birthright and a recognition that human voices have expressed joy, celebration and grief, and song has bound community in work, devotion and healing for milenia. Please visit us to like and follow our page for updates, videos and sound files at https://www.facebook.com/sanctuarysisters/ Visit us at https://www.facebook.com/sanctuarysisters/     and please like our page! I've chosen to use this crowdfunding website because their fees less than half of providers so more of the money you donate goes to the work project. However, if you'd like to use Paypal you can go to this website https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sanctuary-of-songBoth feed the same project to reach the overall goal of £9000.

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Tvin Pykso knyga | Twin Peaks Book

Tvin Pykso knyga | Twin Peaks Book

/English below/ Unikali proga tapti knygos veikėju/-a: magiškas mygtukas „Contribute“ dešinėje arba apačioje Įrodykime, kad Tvin Pykso kultas įleido šaknis Marijos žemėje. Mano knyga „Tvin Pyksas pradedantiems: Davido Lyncho vizija, išaiškinta žaliems (ir valstiečiams?)“ bus efektyvi priemonė nuo depresijos „Tvin Pyksui“ (2017) pasibaigus.  Kadrais iš visų Tvin Pyksų gausiai iliustruotas knygos tekstas elektroniniu formatu rėmėjus turėtų pasiekti dar rudenį. Knyga bus pristatoma Vilniaus knygų mugėje, žvalgomos galimybės išleisti popierinę knygą. Paremdama/s šią iniciatyvą jūs prisidedate prie *kūrybiško žiūrėjimo* skatinimo ir palaikote nekomercinės televizijos / laisvo eterio idėją. Simboliška, jog prieš žiūrėdami Tvin Pyksą turėjome apginti televizijos bokštą. Ką Tvin Pykso tęsinys (2017) mums sako apie permainas per 26 praėjusius metus? Šiais greito vartojimo laikais Tvin Pyksas — tai *elektrošokas* nutukusioms smegenims ir širdims.  Knygos autorius daugelį metų nagrinėja Davido Lyncho kūrybą; dėstė kursus apie šiuolaikinę kultūrą ir vizualiąją komunikaciją universitetuose; Klubo Twin Peaks 2017 sumanytojas ir moderatorius. Įsiamžinkime Tvin Pykso knygoje! Dydis nesvarbu. Ačiū! [spausti „Contribute“ dešinėje arba apačioje]  Nepamirškite pasidalyti nuoroda su draugais. „Dig your way out of the s**t!“ (Dr. Amp/Jacoby) Daugiau info — tinklaraštyje Dvi viršūnės: naujo Tvin Pykso imtuvas Knygoje rasite: * Tvin Pykso (2017) finalo paaiškinimas* Tvin Pyksas ir Lietuva* Klasikinis Tvin Pyksas: dviejų pasaulių mito užuomazgos* Noriu atgal į Tvin Pyksą! Ir kodėl tai neįmanoma* Kuris Tvin Pyksas „geresnis“ — naujasis ar senasis?* Veikėjų „evoliucija“* 2, 3, susidvejinimas, susitrejinimas, romantinis Doppelgänger, budistinė tulpa* Seksas ir mirtis* Okultinė Motina* Miško žmonės* Garmonbozija* Skyrius Audrey (Odri) gerbėjoms/-ams* Roadhouse muzikos magija* Lynchas, Hitchcockas, Kafka* Ką rodo žiūrovų reakcijos* Įspūdingiausios vertimo į liet. k. klaidosir daug kitų dalykų. Autoriaus žinutės žiniasklaidoje:—Kultinio serialo sugrįžimą paženklins lietuviška knyga „Tvin Pyksas pradedantiems“—Atgimęs „Tvin Pyksas“ žada neramią vasarą—„Tvin Pyksas“ ir Lietuvos nepriklausomybė—Čiurlionis Tvin Pykse?—LRT radijo laida apie „Tvin Pykso“ sugrįžimą Tapkite *Tvin Pykso knygos* veikėju/-a! [spausti „Contribute“ dešinėje arba apačioje] Welcome to my book support site!I'm writing a book, in Lithuanian, on the cult TV series (and its revival) 'Twin Peaks'. In 1990, when 'Twin Peaks' premiered in the U.S., Lithuania had just regained its independence. Incidentally, we had to defend our TV Tower before we could watch 'Twin Peaks', in 1993.  In my book, I want to explain how 'Twin Peaks: The Return' (2017) is commenting on the intervening 25+ years of *our* life, as well as to comment myself on the enduring relevance of 'Twin Peaks' as a work of art, including some surprise comparisons, such as to the famous Lithuanian art nouveau genius Čiurlionis. The present campaign is intended to support the research work on and writing of the book. 'Twin Peaks' invites and  stimulates *creative watching*: a close and slow reading of images, as opposed to fast consumption.  This book is also meant to be a  statement in favour of *creative television*, one that can afford supporting (and sustaining) production on grounds different than commercial calculation.  The planned duration of the process leading to the final draft of the book (complete with illustrations) is (less than) 3 months. It will be delivered to supporters — and promoted in public events — in a digital format. However, opportunities to publish it on paper will also be explored. The author has lectured on cultural studies in Lithuanian universities, and has taken interest in David Lynch's work for many years. He is also a spiritus movens behind the Twin Peaks 2017 Club, a public initiative aimed at encouraging popular debate on popular culture.  Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.

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Le rêve

Le rêve

Me voici encore une fois! Pour ceux qui ont contribué à mon rêve, pour mes « parrains », ceux qui ont fait de sorte à ce que je sois à Paris en train de préparer mon Master 1, pour vous, beaucoup d’amour et de reconnaissance. Vous avez cru en moi, et vous m’avez montré que le monde n’est pas si froid après tout. Retour en arrière…..       Il y a un an, j’ai lancé un appel pour les personnes désireuses de m’aider dans le financement de mon projet d’études, et nombreuses sont les belles âmes qui y ont réagi ! Aujourd’hui… Grâce à vous, je suis à mi-chemin de réaliser mon rêve parce que le crowdfunding m’a permis de faire le premier pas, et j’en suis très heureuse.J’ai entamé le second semestre en Master 1, Psychologie Clinique et Pathologique, à Nanterre  Université. Pour cette année, j’ai dix-sept matières dont un rapport de stage et un mémoire à rédiger. En ce moment, presque la moitié est en poche ! L’espace vert de mon université En février, j’ai fini par décrocher un stage à la Croix Rouge (le périple du stage ! de quoi écrire un mémoire !) dans le Foyer Bayard Joly pour les adolescents placés. L’équipe est formée d’éducateurs et d’une psychologue dont je suis la stagiaire. Le lieu du stage est un vrai château ! C’est un foyer qui accueille d’une part des mineurs étrangers qui ont besoin de refuge et d’autre part des mineurs  séparés de leurs parents par la décision du juge des affaires familiales. Ces jeunes qui souffrent me confirment chaque jour que je suis sur le bon chemin.  Le lieu du stage  Donc, entre les cours, les examens, les recherches, le stage et la garde d’un petit que j’adore, et qui m’apprend plein de choses, je suis « indisponible » ! Retour à mon rêve… J’ai le rêve de devenir psychologue. Je crois en moi, en mon potentiel et en mon engagement à rendre ce monde meilleur, à assister l’Autre dans la quête de soi. Je viens donc vous solliciter à contribuer encore une fois à mon rêve, qui prend forme, parce que je ne peux le faire toute seule, parce que mes parents ne le peuvent aussi, à savoir qu’ils ont la charge mes trois sœurs.   Je vous prie de relayer mon message autour de vous sachant que les petits ruisseaux font les grandes rivières ! Croisons les doigts ! Sarah AYOUB

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Pink Panthers

Pink Panthers

SOUTENEZ NOTRE PROJET ARTISTIQUE COLLECTIF PROJET D'EXPOSITIONPINK PANTHERS 13 octobre - 12 novembre 2017ALMA espace d'art Pink Panthers est un projet d’exposition transdisciplinaire. Le titre fait référence à une bande originaire des Balkans spécialisée dans les braquages de bijouteries de luxe depuis 1996. Ils sont réputés pour avoir volé des millions d’euros de bijoux avec une grande méticulosité. L’exposition, qui porte leur nom, s’y réfère en suggérant que ses participant-es sont des imposteur-es, des fugitif-ves, tout en se situant dans le contexte de la fascination exercée par le bijou et sa supposée valeur. Les six artistes Pink Panthers sont issu-es de de pratiques variées : bijou contemporain, performance, sciences humaines, architecture, peinture.L’exposition, mais aussi les séances de travail qui la précèdent, sont imaginées comme des laboratoires intérieurs et collectifs, dans lesquels nous sommes amené-e-s à repenser les certitudes liées à ces différents champs disciplinaires, tentant d’en déplacer les frontières. Pink Panthers est pensée comme un espace d’accueil pour la rencontre et l’hybridation de ces pratiques déplacées. Dévêtu de la distinction qui lui est traditionnellement associée, le bijou s’incarnera dans des techniques amateures et profanes, voire occultes, qui iront jusqu’à faire disparaître l’objet précieux de son écrin de velours. Au travers de divers processus de transition et d’altération, les identités se retrouveront changées, floutées et trompées. Pink Panthers sera compris au sein d’un événement plus large, le Parcours Bijoux, qui propose une cinquantaine d’expositions de bijou contemporain à Paris à l’automne 2017. http://parcoursbijoux.com/ LE FINANCEMENTL'argent du mécénat serait entièrement dédié à la production de l’exposition consistant en :- budget diffusion du Parcours Bijoux : 750 euros- montage d'exposition (lumière, son, image, socles)- communication (site internet, photographies professionnelles, production de la publication d’un catalogue aprés l'expo)- vernissage LIEU ET DATES DE L'EXPOSITIONL'exposition aura lieu à la galerie ALMA espace d'art du 12 octobre au 12 novembre 2017. LES ARTISTES*ANDREA ARAOS- Vit et travaille entre Valparaíso et Paris Artiste et chercheuse Chilienne Diplômée de Beaux-Arts (Université Finis Terrae, Chili), et Histoire de l’art et archéologie (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne), Master en Histoire de l’art (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne). Doctorante dans le programme Religions et systèmes de pensée à l’École Pratique des Hautes Etudes*CLELIA BARBUT - Vit et travaille à Paris. Chercheuse associée au CERLIS et à l’EA Histoire et Critique des Arts, Docteure en sociologie et histoire de l’art contemporain http://www.cerlis.eu/team-view/barbut-clelia/ *STELLA BIERRENBACH - Vit et travaille à Paris Après ses études de cinéma à l’USP, Université de Sao Paulo, Brésil, et avoir travaillé dans divers courts et long métrages ainsi que pour la publicité, déménage à Lisbonne et étudie au département bijou à Ar.Co, Centre d’art et communication visuelle. En 1997 rentre à la Gerrit Rietveld Academie à Amsterdam, département bijou, où elle obtient son diplôme en 2001. Depuis, expose en Europe, Amérique du Nord, Brésil. En 2014 rejoint Résidences, espace dédié au bijou contemporain à Paris http://www.stella.bierrenbach.com/ *LARISSA CLUZET – Vit et travaille à Paris _ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres – Ecole du Louvre. Membre de la Galerie Résidences.  http://larissacluzet.com/* CORINA MANSUY – Vit et travaille à Paris, diplômée d'architecture de l'École Paris-La-Villette et de l’Université du Chili à Santiago. Actuellement Bim Manager et Coordinatrice de projets BIM à Paris. Architecte et utilisatrice de logiciels de modélisation 3D et de design paramétrique.http://www.corinamansuy.com/*NATHALIE PERRET – Vit et travaille à Paris Artiste - Plasticienne bijoutière franco chilienne Diplômée de l’École de Beaux-Arts Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chili. Formation Professionnelle en Bijouteri

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Fund-raising for an English Translation of two Antinatalist Books

Fund-raising for an English Translation of two Antinatalist Books

Two important great books about antinatalism have already been released, but, unless you speak French or German, you might never get to read them. The good news is that you can help out this fundraiser to get them translated into English, so these two books can be read by an international audience, as they deserve. We’re launching this fundraiser in hope that antinatalists see the value in getting these two books translated. Any amount of money, even small amounts, are welcome to help us to get to the fundraiser goal. If you don’t have much financial resources, you can also help by spreading the word about this fundraiser to anyone you think might be interested.  The fundraiser goal is 10.000 euros, which is roughly about 11000 dollars. All money will go into hiring someone to translate the book. If the fundraiser doesn’t reach its full goal, any given money will still go into translating as much as possible.  You can read more about the two books in the description below.   The Art of Guillotining Procreators : an Anti-natalist Manifesto (L’ART DE GUILLOTINER LES PROCRÉATEURS : MANIFESTE ANTI-NATALISTE) Released: 2006 By Théophile de Giraud  «Published in 2006 (same year as Benatar's famous «Better Never to Have Been») and written in French, this book is one of the few to be entirely dedicated to antinatalism, developed as a system. Spiced with black humour, it methodically dismantles most of the classical pronatalist arguments and shows the vices hidden behind the supposed virtues of bringing a child into the world. Its chapters cover subjects as the right to sue one’s parents in justice if one feels uncomfortable about having been born ; mandatory parenting classes in schools to prevent child abuse, mistreatment or neglect ; strike of the wombs as a political way of action ; and feminism as the key to overcome the phallocratic fertility obsession. Ecologically concerned, it adresses the overpopulation problem, pleading for a non-violent reduction of global human population to 100 millions of people. On the whole, this essay tries to demonstrate that having children is incompatible with ethics, and that adoption is the only moral way to build a family. This book also contains many antinatalist thoughts from various reknown authors throughout the ages and countries, so constituting an anthology of quotes against procreation.» Review, summary and short extracts here from Francois Tremblay’s blog «The Prime Directive» Theophiles book is currently out of print in french, but can be bought used on Amazon «ANTINATALISM. A Manual.» (German title: Antinatalismus. Ein Handbuch, 736 pages).Released: 2017 By Karim Akerma This book on ANTINATALISM is designed as a manual from A-Z. It pursues the ethical purpose of making readers willing to procreate change their mind. Readers already critical towards procreation will be corroborated in their antinatalist attitude. In order to propagate non-propagation the book presents a series of new reflections and neologisms on antinatalism. At the same time the manual makes use of a wealth of arguments and statements on natality from thousands of years. Even though some of these arguments and statements may belong, as it were, only to the outskirts of antinatalism, they are still proof of the fact that man – as a cultural being – has always been able to take a critical stance against the bio-social radical of procreation. In as much as it advocates universal antinatalism the book also takes into account other sentient beings, thus claiming: It is almost always better not to act in such a way that a sentient being begins to exist. This is where humanistic antinatalism and ethical vegetarianism meet.  While the original German edition comprises some 735 pages the English translation is set to present a condensed version of about 250 pages. The English edition will focus on systematic elaboration of the subject matter rather than on historical exemplification. The german edition can be bought hereKarim

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Journey home

Journey home

Dear Brothers and Sisters,I am currently on a lifelong journey taking me across the globe to share, experience, grow and assist in reconnecting, uniting and remembering the beauty, potency and power of nature, through experience, creativity and love. My next journey will be one of the most important so far as I shall return to Namibia, to my place of birth, for the first time in almost 20 years.  Current Location and MissionCurrently, I am in Langkawi, Malaysia. I am busking with music and fire dancing and offering both fire shows and circus workshops to children. I am also offering massage and Reiki. I hope to be involved in an art social project here witha  local NGO and hope to get involved with a local orphanage. I have spent the past few years travelling, mainly in Asia, volunteering in projects in exchange for small food and a space to sling my hammock. I have been offering Sacred Spaces, Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama sessions on voluntary donation along with private Massage and Reiki again on donation. Honestly, I haven't earnt or saved enough yet for this next big step, this is why with so much gratitude and trust, I thank you all, to assist me in achieving my goal and dream. I am turning to crowdfunding and my global brothers and sisters for this next stage in my journey  because my past experiences and meetings around the globe showed me that we can help and count on each other when we need. I am calling for support to reach this purpose and go beyond limitations, to every inspiring and extraordinary being that I have had the luck to travel roads with.   The JourneyTo return to my roots, to my birthplace. To remember the culture I feel so deeply connected with. To learn, be inspired and inspire, in the ancient art of working in symbiosis with the land through foraging, tracking, medicine, creativity and shamanic practices.  The journey shall take me, along with a small group of other , to the land of the San Bushmen. The lives of this ancient tribe have changed significantly in the past few decades, being unable to follow their nomadic culture anymore and having to adapt as best they can to the change in lifestyle, and the 'modern' world whilst still holding onto their culture. Tourism and craft-making provides the bulk of the income for the village of //Xa//oba in the Naye Naye conservancy, also known as "The Little Hunters,” but most tourists only stay for a few hours and are happy to see some of the more basic skills. This has led to the loss of a lot of deeper skills such as foraging and tracking, which are no longer widely practiced by the younger generation. Only the elders still possess an extensive range of skills and the requisite knowledge to live life as hunter gatherers.   The journey I dream of shall take me through a month-long immersion where the aim is to stimulate learning and re-learning of these ancient practices. The program I shall join was designed to help the San retain their culture whilst earning a living. If a young San child can see their parents become successful by keeping their tracking and foraging skills alive, they might be motivated to do the same. This journey is a beautiful opportunity for co-creation between us and the San. The Sans incredible skills in tracking has helped protect animals against poaching. At some point in our life, we all have the call to retrace our roots, to refind a place our heart calls home. Namibia is my home. To follow the steps of our ancestors, to walk the way they have walked alongside nature together, for thousands of years. To see, to truly see the surrounding environment and all she provides. To understand. To grow, to surrender and nurture one another. This wisdom; to me; is vital. To remember who we are and where we came from. To reflect on all the lives that have flourished before us to enable us an opportunity to thrive. To respect this and allow the ancient wisdom to guide us to a future where we are all connected, in harmony with the planet an

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Unterstuetzung für das Twiga Vision Projekt 2.0

Unterstuetzung für das Twiga Vision Projekt 2.0

Anmerkung: Leider ist unsere erste Spendenseite aufgrund eines Fehlers inaktiv. Keine Sorge! Alle vorherigen Spenden sind bereits im Projekt eingesetzt worden und nicht verloren gegangen. Ab jetzt könnt Ihr hier auf der neuen Seite spenden. Entschuldigt die Umstände und vielen Dank für eure Unterstützung! Euer Twiga-Team  Liebe Familie und Freunde, liebe Bekannte und Unbekannte,  herzlich willkommen und vielen Dank für euer Interesse am Twiga Vision Tanzania Projekt!Als Freiwillige helfen wir hier in Arusha in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Leiter Daniphord sowie den freiwilligen Lehrerinnen dabei, einen geschützten Raum zum Spielen und Lernen für Kinder und Jugendliche zu schaffen. Um dies zu ermöglichen, sind wir sehr auf Unterstützung angewiesen.Wir konnten bereits einiges mithilfe der Spendengelder bewirken und freuen uns über:einen farbenfrohen Klassenraum,eine Trennwand, die es ermöglicht, in zwei Teilräumen zu spielen und zu unterrichten,einen Spielplatz (im Umbau) hinter dem Twiga Haus, welcher zur Sicherheit der Kinder mit Rindenmulch befüllt wurde sowieeine Tafel, welche gerade im Youth Program mit Freude genutzt wird.Noch vor wenigen Monaten bestand das Twiga lediglich aus vier unverputzten Wänden ohne Fußboden, ein paar Holzbänken und einer steinigen, vermüllten Fläche, die als Spielplatz diente.Die Spenden werden also in jedem Fall sinnvoll genutzt und wir sind mehr als dankbar, für die bisherige Unterstützung!Damit es so toll weitergehen kann, möchten wir euch mit aktuellen Bildern auf dem Laufenden halten und um weitere Spenden bitten, da noch immer vieles fehlt. Asante sana für eure Mithilfe, euer Twiga Team  * Was will Twiga Vision Tanzania bewirken? - Das Twiga Vision Tanzania Projekt unterstützt vor allem Mütter und Frauen dabei, unabhängig eine berufliche Karriere einzuschlagen, damit sie in der tansanischen Gesellschaft eine Chance haben. Vor allem ihre Bildung leidet sehr unter der fehlenden Gleichberechtigung und den immernoch starken Geschlechterrollen. Um die Frauen zu entlasten und ihnen Zeit für ihre Weiterbildung zu geben, kümmert sich das Projekt um ihre Kinder und deren Schulbildung. Außerdem werden die Frauen teilweise finanziell unterstützt und im Arbeitsleben beraten. Für mehr Infos: http://twigavisiontanzania.org * Wofür ist die Spende genau? - Dem Projekt fehlt zur Zeit vor allem schulisches Equipment und Budget. Wir möchten die Räume zu richtigen Klassenräumen machen und sind gerade dabei, für jeden Tag Frühstück zu organisieren. Da Essen hier knapp ist, würden wir nicht nur den Kindern, sondern auch deren Familien eine große Freude bereiten, indem die Kinder bei uns eine geregelte Mahlzeit bekommen. * Kommt meine Spende an? - Ja! Alle Bezahlungen sind sicher mit SofortÜberweisung, VISA, Mastercard oder Giropay. Wir können diese dann direkt vor Ort abheben und sie eigenhändig ins Projekt geben bzw. sofort an den Stellen einsetzen, wo sie gebraucht werden. * Wieviel soll ich spenden? - Gebt soviel Ihr möchtet und könnt. Bedenkt dabei, dass in Tansania bereits 10€ viel Geld sind und schon einiges realisieren können.  Wir bedanken uns im Namen der Frauen und Kinder für jede einzelne Spende!

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