As I write this, I am sitting in a funky hostel in Cali, Colombia… When I arrived this afternoon, my eyes got caught up by a dozen bright coloured string on the floor. Next to them, two girls seemed really focused on making cool looking objects. I sit next to them on the floor, […]
Dear Loved Colleagues, I remember the day I learnt what I was going to be growing up. It was July 2009 and I was walking the streets of Nablus, West Bank (Palestine). I had spent the day doing a photography workshop in Askar refugee camp: the sun was setting with all of its stunning lights, […]
Ready for a whole new cha-cha-cha.
we won’t be just ranting about ‘young people and climate change in Cuba’. We are telling a story of Cuba. But still – this is a big deal. Because Cuba is different, is misunderstood, is polarized, is polarizing.
Announcing our Board of Directors for 2012/13
After more than two weeks of intense work and exploration, we are proud to announce our newly elected board of directors for 2012/13. Looking forward to a year of growth and exciting possibilities Executive Director Gioel Gioacchino – At the center of Gioel’s work is the belief that intercultural dialogue is a powerful instrument for international […]
Recrear is not a joke
After a week of sharing Recrear’s vision, projects and internal organization with the management of YPSA, I am reminded forcefully that Recrear is not a joke. YPSA’s organizational history is packed with lessons for us. This middle size NGO recently celebrated its 26th birthday. Impressively, today YPSA manages over 2000 workers and receives funding from a range of national […]
Recrear Participacion Photo Essay
Recrear Participación is an interactive workshop providing young people with the tools to develop their ideas and passion into sustainable community projects. Recrear Participación was piloted between July 10th and July 25th, 2011 in two, separate, week-long workshops in the Dominican Republic in Esperanza and Santiago. Recrear Participación encourages participants to engage more pro-actively with their community and to […]
‘The point of the situation’ – 7 Lessons We Have Learned So Far
Our time in Esperanza has come to an end. As we get into our last week in the Dominican Republic, I feel that Kirsten, Kevin and I have a bunch of epiphanies about what the ‘whys’ ‘whats’ and ‘hows’ of delivering projects. We tend to be too ‘high’ in our moments of panic and glory […]
Recrear New Orleans- Launching a new Chapter of Recrear!
Recrear New Orleans: some reflections Almost one year after Recrear.beta I feel confident to say that despite all the threats and weaknesses that have become obvious during our first year in business, our strengths and opportunities by far outnumber our problems. Recrear is a young and evolving organization; for the better or worst, all the […]
Global Village V.I.P.
Our last day at al-Najah was beautifully unexpected. After the ‘Arabic speech’ (I must admit I have never been so nervous speaking in public), I was really touched by the Prezi presentations a group of students prepared for us. I wished I could have stopped time to sit and enjoy that moment. I did not […]
Mia bel Mia
As I write, I am in a state of pure euphoria. The last session of Recrear-Apply! was today and I am SOO proud of all the work that all of us did together. It is 1.00 am and the Recrear-Beta team is working on a final report after an amazing evening. Giving Mia bel Mia […]