August 17, 2016. Berlin, Germany.We, the founders of Charity Travel, are living in Berlin, in the neighbourhood Prenzlauer Berg, until September 11.
We hope you had a great summer. Some of what we did: Yeon worked on promoting her book.
In July, Kamiel visited the SenseCamp, an unconference for sustainability which had a special focus on the refugee crisis this year.
He found out about some brilliant initiatives that are going on in Berlin.
Another initiative is TeachSurfing, that wants to build on the trust relations people on Couchsurfing have. This is very similar to our kindmankind.net and I spoke with the founder of TeachSurfing in the Berliner coworking space, ImpactHUB, where she holds office
Another project is Mindful Meerkats, an interesting thesis by Sustainable Development graduate Jonas Wolterstorff. This is an initiative that focuses on boosting people's happiness by improving their mental well-being as well as their ecological footprint. Its aim is to make people conscious about how these are related by representing the various aspects of happiness in a playful way. We had a good conversation and I'm looking forward to some cooperation.