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Culture September 2016

South Africa. Dance changes their life.

From the dusty streets of the townships to dance theatres. The dream of  many girls and boys. It is Saturday and the sun is setting on the shacks of Khayelitsha, a suburb on the outskirts of Cape Town. Sikhumbuzo Haleni is exhausted; he has just got off the bus and is walking home, his legs…

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Tamarindus indica: A Multipurpose Medicinal Plant.

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is an evergreen tropical tree that grows wild mostly in the semi-arid parts of Africa. It belongs to the plant family Fabaceae and subfamily Caesalpinioidae. It is used for various medicinal, culinary, food and ornamental purposes. This plant is indigenous to tropical Africa but has become naturalized in North and South America,…

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Uganda. Between gestures and words.

The greeting gesture has great importance among the Karimojong of Uganda. It has to be performed  with the right hand, which is considered the noble hand,  while wishing in words long life, eternal friendship and wealth. The Karimojong greetings consists of gestures and words. The most common greeting gesture is the handshake. Everyone shakes hands,…

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Philippines. Dancing out poverty

From the slums of Tondo, Manila, this 18-year-old painstakingly earned her place in the international spotlight as a professional and competitive ballerina. In the very early day, in Tondo, the largest slum in Manila located  around one of the largest open-air dumps in the world, the ‘Smokey Mountain’, people are going into the dump in…

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Advocacy

Feeding people during the Covid-19 emergency.

With the declaration of the health emergency in Ecuador, all activities and services taking care of poor people were suspended. The experience of Caritas’ dining…

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Baobab

The Herons and the Tortoise.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful lake, near a big mountain. There lived many animals in the water and on the banks of the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People lead the protest against racism, discrimination and social…

More and more young people are joining protests around the world and are playing an increasingly important role to protest against racism, discrimination and social inequality. Is…

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