When we accidently crossed a national park in the southern Mauritania, I felt like a child. For the first time in my life I saw migrating birds in their winter habitat. It was deeply moving experience.
“I always say to my mom: I will not give you grandchildren, but the revolution”. Zac is a rapper with a mission: to disclose the truth about the reality of life in Mauritania. And the hopes of a people.
Most of today’s universities and colleges concentrate on dogmatic learning, not realizing how much it can bury someone’s potential. An alternative is needed: an affordable non-traditional global degree.
On our way back to Europe after more than 3 months in Western Africa, Simona and I decided to hitch-hike from Agadir to Tangier. Just to squeeze the last bit of adventure of our precious time.
The visionary scientist and educator Carl Sagan made sure a photo was taken, from deep space, of our precious home, the Earth. On Human Space Flight Day, we bring a poignant quote.
"At some point I decided that I wanted to be a teacher who fights for justice and dignity together with the people. A teacher who is not limited by the four walls of a classroom – rather the opposite."
I learned that there is a lot of inequality in the world, I found out that I want to do something about it, and I decided that I want to be part of changing that. Villas is a place where I can learn and teach.
We create peace, when we fight prejudice and stereotypes, when we build bridges between each other. We create peace, when we liberate, emancipate ourselves from oppression. No peace without justice.
If we want to change something, we need to take responsibility over the things around us. If we are to take responsibility over our society, we need to work together with the people around us.
Our mission is to meet people and learn about their reality and culture. Passing trough The Gambia we visited modern griot Alagi Mbye and his family to talk about mandinka culture.
Students at DNS take a great interest in food and sustainable lifestyles and diets. Thus, having a vegan lifestyle has gained momentum at our college during the last years. Tvind is a vegan friendly campus.
We have to deal with the uncomfortable fact that even if we are living on the lowest budget in our lifetime, we are still way richer than the majority of people around us. But I see them, and they see me.