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“Neuwald” – Brazil Tree Planting

Please vote (“Stimme Abgeben”) for financial backing from Google for our project https://goo.gl/CInx4q This summer 2016 we will plant pioneer trees on the Almadafarm near Illhéus in Brazil in order to help…

New Years Reunion at Juf/Avers 2015/16

Following an established tradition we met for our annual New Years Reunion to farewell together the old year and welcome 2016. This year more than twenty Pangaea Project members gathered…

Volunteering in Lesvos, Greece at the End of November 2015

Chaos … do this; no, do that … police is doing no registration today; no, they do registrations this afternoon … blankets are handed out at 8pm, or maybe at…

Borderline Experiences – Report from the Balkan Border Crossings

This October I travelled to the EU-borderlines to help refugees on their flight to Europe and to witness the situation on site in order to be able to communicate my…

Grenzerfahrungen – Erfahrungsbericht von den Balkangrenzen

Ende Oktober bin ich für knapp zwei Wochen an die EU-Außengrenze gereist, um Menschen auf ihrer Flucht nach Europa zu unterstützen und Zeugin der Geschehnisse vor Ort zu werden um…

Tanzania’s Poaching Problem – A Personal Reflection

Wildlife, beaches, ruins, Mt Kilimanjaro, friendly people, fascinating cultures, the Great Rift valley… Tanzania has a lot to offer, but for a change, let us look at the downside of…

Earthship – Building a Recycled House

I helped to construct a house for two weeks this summer. But it was not a house like any other house. It was an « Earthship ». But what is…

“Make Future Yourself” Youth Congress “Zukunftselbermachen” in Osnabrück

About 150 young people from mainly Germany, but also from Austria, Switzerland and Luxemburg met in the German city of Osnabrück to discuss how they can create their own future…

Pangaea Reunion in Reusch, Switzerland 2015

Inspired by several former events we decided that it would be amazing to get together an outstanding group of motivated people. So while being cut off of electricity, power and…

Lesotho Adventure – the Real Africa within South Africa

The avid cyclist I am, I’ve always had a lure towards the suffering of battling up a mountain pass… and of course bombing down the other side! So why Lesotho,…

Black Forest Camp 2015

Only when you have seen the beauty of nature you develop the goal to preserve it. This is why we invited 16 teenagers from all over Germany to join us…

One World Welfare Organization as a Development Solution in Developing Countries

Today poverty poses the most important development challenge in developing countries like Pakistan. That we are facing the problem of poverty mostly arises from illiteracy, child abuse, unemployment, human trafficking, and…

Rebuilding schools and futures in Nepal’s Worst Affected Areas

After the devastating earthquake in Nepal it’s now upon us to act! Please support our crowdfunding campaign at https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/re-build-schools-in-nepal-s-worst-affected-areas to help rebuild schools and futures. Education is the key for recovering…

Peaks of the Balkans in Winter

Wild bears, landmines, poisonous snakes, imprecise maps, avalanches, no mountain rescue, uninhabited area – these are only a few of the dangers people confronted us with while planning the winter…

Art and Nature, Art in Nature

Art is a funny way to communicate. As a young artist, I spend my days finding ways to communicate what I want to say about the world through my artistic…

Magic Powder in the Sky – Tromso

Four months beyond the polar circle. Three of which without seeing the sun whatsoever. All that compensated by the marvellous Arctic shine, the magic powder spread in the sky. You…

MUNDOlogia – presenting Pangaea Project

MUNDOlogia – the largest festival for photography and travel presentations in Europe – offers various presentations throughout the year. After a successful presentation during the festival last year, young explorers Saskia…

A Russian Dogsledding Adventure

Following the trail of 400 year old Russian history, an international expedition of twelve dogsleds covered roughly 200 kilometers – and I was in the midst of it. Some months ago…

Take Action against Climate Change: now and every day!

Climate change is happening and we can feel its effects around the globe now. As a reminder: Here are some ideas (borrowed mostly from extremeicesurvey.org/take-action/) and ways to take action…

New Years – Resolutions, avalanches and peak fetishes

I think everyone knows this moment when you’ve prepared months for something or your anticipation is higher than the Mount Everest and you reach a point where you most likely…

Biodiversity Youth Congress on Rügen

Morning runs along the beach, midnight swims in the Baltic sea and walks on a trail in the canopy and up a tower in the forest. The DBU (a German environmental…

True Teamwork and Adventure: Eco-Camp in Serbia 2014

After a successful Ecocamp in Tara Nationalpark in 2013 the local Pangaea members of Kraljevo decided to organize yet another outdoor experience for the youth. Everyone learnt about themselves, the…

School Project Uganda 2014 in cooperation with IDELA Uganda e.V.

Uganda – for most people a meaningless country “somewhere in Africa” and also for many of us the “Pearl of Africa” was a still relatively unknown spot on the map…

Sustainable Islands: the case of the Wadden Sea

We, a group of about twenty students, embarked on the sailing boats “Willem Jacob” and “Confiance” in the port of Lauwersoog – a small Dutch fishing town behind the dikes of…

News from Port Elizabeth!

  After weeks of quiet anticipation, the moment has finally arrived! Our fundraising paid off and we were able to buy school uniforms for countless children at the Fontein Primary…

Second Week in Uganda

Our second week here in Uganda is over and with it also our project at the Kalungu Mixed Primary School. After two weeks of painting the walls here and covering…

1 week in Uganda – 7 days filled with many unique experiences and impressions

Summarizing our first week here in Uganda is difficult because it feels like we’ve spent a lot more time here with all of our days being filled to the maximum.…

Day 5: A successful week is over!

After this exciting week full of painting and excursions we organized the new jerseys and rain jackets today. It will be handed over by Geberit, who sponsored it, in July…

Day 4: School Project in Port Elizabeth, SA

Early this morning, we took another busload of children to Cape Recife. The grade 7 learners took part in another “pick and match” lesson where they found all kinds of…

Day 3: School Project in Port Elizabeth 2014

The kids learnt a lot about their environment and the value of nature. Today marks another great day in the “friendly city”. We took more than 60 grade six kids…

Start of Follow-Up School Project in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

We arrived at the Fontein Primary school in Port Elizabeth for the first time after our stay in 2012 – almost one and a half years later! We found that…

Electricity comes out of the plug – and from wind (Pangaea Meeting)

We charge our phones with it, it fuels the light bulbs and runs complex computer systems – shortly, electricity has become an indispensible part of our lives! We take it…

Coffee to Go and to Reuse

“If we can make it here, we will make it anywhere” – Our motto at the Sustainable Cup Challenge of the DO School (http://thedoschool.org/)  in New York City.  The city…

Teaching Tibet

Tibet had always exercised a unique hold on my imagination as a kid. Locked away in its mountain fortress, I dreamed of discovering this mysterious place. Last month, I had…

Cosmic Cine Film Festival 2014

The Cosmic Cine Film Festival is a festival for sustainability, creativity and awareness. The “open-mind” movies that are shown contribute to this positive message and the best movies get an…

Just Grace hikes up Lions Head

  When we are young, we do not spend much time philosophising about life and the way things are. We are influenced by experiences, over which we have limited control,…

“It takes a village to raise a child“ – LIVing for three months

In summer 2012 I joined Mike Horns Expedition to Africa. If not earlier, the visit of the township Masiphumelele was definately when I decided I was going to spend a…

Get out! -Adventure in front of your doorstep

Feeling the first sunrays of the day in your face, having burning legs, moving up a narrow crack and coming out on an exposed platform with superb views on a…

Jebel Toubkal- Snow White Morocco

The day we, eleven Pangaea Young Explorers, all met in Marrakech was special for me. We shared the excitement about the next days together and the adventure ahead. The first…

Climbing Romania’s highest mountain!

  Climbing mountains constitutes a life attitude. It is the purest, most-rewarding and most exciting feeling to stand on top of a summit – and even better if you’ve reached…

MUNDOlogia Festival 2014

The Mundologia Festival for travel presentations and photography is the biggest of its kind in the whole of Europe. Ten years ago it started as a small series of presentations…

Let’s keep it the big five!

  Rhino horn is apparently worth more than gold on the black market, but most importantly, it is attached to one of the most beautiful and impressive animals on earth.…

“The Ecocamp has changed my way of thinking!”

Looks like our Ecocamp 2013 in Serbia was a great success! Here are thoughts and experiences of some Peer Leaders: Vuk Andjelic I would never expect that something like the…

New Years Meeting in Swiss Alps

I am from Down Under, but this year I am on an exchange, and my host sister Nora took me for New Years to the best country in the world…

Discovering Moldova and More

What is the capital of Moldova? Most people probably would remain without an answer. It is Chisinau, or Kishinev, depends on your language. This already shows one of the dividing…

Youth Congress close to Berlin – Jugendkongress “Zukunft denken, Zukunft gestalten”

“Why does the EU need agriculture subsidies?” “Is the rise of the Chinese economy a threat to security?” “What are good projects fighting the plastic island in the Pacific?” In…

Nine hundreds seconds on stage in Berlin

When we were in Serbia this August to have the Ecocamp 2013 in Tara National Park, Simon approached me at some point asking “Ey Sasi, let’s apply for this nine…

Meeting in Paris

French Pangaea members had invited for an informal meeting in beautiful Paris. The plan included visiting the city’s impressive sights at night and exploring the almost abandoned catacombs underneath the…

Two months, four countries and uncountable experiences

I booked my flight on Saturday and boarded the plane the next Thursday. Where to? Bangkok! With whom? Aaah, let’s just go alone! That was some spontaneous decision! A decision…

Black Forest Film – Behind the Scenes

When I started my film project „Black Forest“ back in January I would never have thought that after its official public release it would get more than 5000 hits within…