Do not immigrate
There are, in fact, good distractions from work. This morning it was a campaign – co-financed by the Swiss Government and the European Union. It is aimed at Africans, and it is supposed to make them think twice about migrating into the “promised land”. Thanks Hannelore and Christian for sharing this with the team! Beyond [...]
Tags: campaign, illegal immigrants, migration
3 reasons not to give.
When forming the concept for betterplace last year, there was a personal experience driving us, that was shared by the majority of people that we personally asked and those that had taken part in surveys about giving. Especially the young generation had three reasons not to get involved with giving or hands-on social activities. If [...]
Tags: benefits, concept, features, transparency
betterplace junior sings
In In preparation of our x-mas market stall in Berlin Kollwitzplatz, on Dec. 16., betterplace junior has started to work on some wonderful merchandize. While Sibylle and Renée have been organising (in close cooperation with our partners from PULK) T-Shirts, USB-sticks and whatnot – all, of course, with the betterplace logo – the kids met with Hanna-L. Wiesener, [...]
Bringing betterplace to life!
Now there is the “betterplace Foundation”. And there is betterplace.org – open for everyone. What a milestone. During the past 18 months we have learned that to have an idea and to implement it is two different things. And there is still so much of our vision to come. But it is the right time [...]
Tags: ambassador, donate, foundation, spread the word, start
Web without Websites
A few days ago Samir, our software architect, sent an article around according to which not even 4% of Africans have a broadband Internet access. We ourselves know from the people responsible for projects, for example in East Africa how time-consuming the internet can be, with slow connections and frequent power cuts. But apart from [...]