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Peace, please!

This morning Taryn and a local took us through the township next to the school. They told us stories about these streets and we saw under which circumstances the kids…

Painting our World

“Colors can make a big difference in our world.” There is no better feeling than seeing that all your hard work finally pays off. When I arrived at Fontein Combined…

Young Explorers back at School

There we are again! Becci, Constantin and I came back to the Fontein Combined School in Port Elizabeth for another week of painting and doing more things around the school.…

Soccer Tournament

Our School took part in a soccer tournament which was organised by the Gelvandale Primary Schools. We won our first four round robin games. We won against  Gelvan Park 4-1,…

Mike Horn at Fontein!

Mike stops off in Port Elizabeth on the Eastern Coast of South Africa to visit Fontein Combined School. Just one month earlier the Mike Horn Team along with nine Young…

Memorial Garden Celebration

The food garden  which was started by Pangaea  has been named: The Sylvia Kivetts Memorial garden. Mrs Kivetts passed away in July this year, started her teaching career at Fontein…

It is said that the garden speaks a universal language that everyone can understand, no matter what part of the Earth a person lives on, or what Faith, Nationality, Political…

News from Port Elizabeth!

We have been so busy trying to get the learners/students back into academic mode. We have made daily visits to the garden, and it’s looking good!! I have attached pictures…

Thoughts and Impressions

To actually stop and spend time in a place for some time, entails meeting people and discovering a new region. A team of fourteen people, among which nine Young Explorers,…

Back in Cape Town

On Friday, we drove from Port Elizabeth along the world renown Garden Route to Cape Town. This wonderful 800 kilometre or 12 hour journey runs parallel to the Indian Ocean and the…

The thing about saying goodbye

We don’t want to say good bye because the past three weeks shall only be the beginning of a long term cooperation with the Fontein Combined School. All of us…

Week 3 Recap

This week we had to finish everything. From the food garden, to the murals to to the playground… And we did! During the breaks the kids were already using the…

Wrapping Up!

Today was our last working day at Fontein Combined School and we still had some things to be done: The food garden is now officially finished after having carried 7…

“The Maitland Sanddunes is a Magical Place”

About 60 kids from the school went on the Maitland’s dune excursion. It was a bright and sunny winter’s day on the beach with almost no wind. Our guides from…

Dental Hygiene & Recycling Workshop

We arrived at the school with kids running around the busses and shouting our names. They were really excited and I know on Friday there will be some emotional goodbyes…

Community Clean-Up

Today was a successful day of planning and organising for half of our group. We had an early start to the day arriving at the school as soon as possible…

Bayworld Excursion

Take 240 kids, 9 teachers and 4 Young Explorers (plus Michael) to interesting places and you get a day fully packed with fun and great memories. Today we organized a…

Shamwari Excursion – Departure Day

It was a sad day for the 20 Fontein kids at Shamwari. It was their last day on the reserve and they all enjoyed the experience very much. We woke…

Shamwari Conservation Experience Day 3

“Nature is the mother that feeds us” (Mike Horn) because of that we should not destroy nature and protect it. This is the message that we want to transmit  to…

Week 2 Recap

Week two… and there’s still so much happening; new experiences, new activities and new stories. We are learning something new every day… Unlike last week where the school classrooms were…

Shamwari Experience: Bush Walk

‘Get out of the vehicle. We have a little surprise for you guys. We are going to walk toward the cheetahs and hopefully get within 20 metres from them.’ This…

Welcome to Shamwari!

The wind is blowing in our faces, the car is bumping, around us bushes and wide planes. The open vehicle we’re sitting in finds its way on tiny little paths…

Time for a Sports Day!

We finally reached the day everyone has been waiting for: our sports day! The children were positively quivering with excitement as they all kitted up in their shorts and coloured…

Working time: Painting Murals, Drawing Games, Planting Plants…

The day started bright and early for us, we still need to do lots at the school and the time is running out. As today was Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday…

Maitland Sand Dunes Excursion

This morning was very special as today we would embark on our first day excursion. We met at  the school to drive to the Maitland Dunes with the eight and…

Poster Workshop Time!

Every day is full of different activities from which we are learning a lot about the culture. Today we continued building the food garden and painting the walls white as…

School Opening Presentation

Today was an exciting one as it was our first day working with the kids back at school after their school holidays! After a successful morning presentation on Pangaea message…

Week 1 Recap

The first week in South Africa is over… already. Time passes fast, too fast and trying to summarise everything we’ve done, seen and felt is not an easy task as…

Addo Elephant National Park

Friday morning greeted us with torrential downpour and chilly winds! We went to the school to meet up with a journalist and to play with the kids. We had a…

Working Day 3

Today was a special day because it was Quentin’s Birthday. At 5 past midnight we woke him up by singing Happy Birthday and bringing a tasty chocolate cake. After a…

Project: Garden!

After preparing our work the previous night, we were really motivated to start the vegetable garden at Fontein Primary School. We met up the locals, got some plastic bags and…

Project quick-off day!

I consider myself to be a very emotional person. When I watch a movie I often start crying. In sad situations as well as in happy ones. But never ever…

South Africa here we go…

South Africa here we go… We excitedly picked up the last Young Explorers from the airport in Cape Town for our long awaited Pangaea Geberit South Africa School Project. We…

Saraya and the turtles

Update about Rehab Centre in Cairns Over the past few months the Cairns rehab centre has been receiving and releasing turtles exponentially. The amount of phone calls each week is…

We love TRASH for free

Thousands of duvet covers and pillows, tons of cutlery of all kind, kitchen utensiles, toasters, cosmetics, clothes and even Stereos are all clumped together in Chancellor’s court in the University…

Youth forum Rio+20 in Vienna (part I)

  From June 20th to 22nd, the UNCSD-Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is coming up. This United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development is the follow-up event to the “Earth…

Driving back to Switzerland

BY MAGDALENA GRÜNDL As soon as the bus with the kids left, it was also time for us to leave. We said goodbye to Luana and Dima, who aew now…

Last Day of Ecocamp

The last day came faster than we all expected and when we woke up this morning we knew that this will be the last hours that we can spend together.…

Kids Rafting on Drina River

Today we all went rafting. Since we have already done it last weekend we knew what we have to expect, however it was great to see the kids’ excitement. Some…

Pangaea Raid

So today was THE day. Since we’ve constantly been talking about the Raid, and of course whenever we did, we were always picturing the legendary Raid in the Swiss Alps…

Discovering Tara on Ecocamp Day 2

Day two of the Eco Camp was fully packed with different activities. Starting with a morning exercise, then followed by a hike to a local farm up in the mountains,…

First Day of Pangaea Ecocamp

written by Magdalena Gründl The kids are here the eco-camp started and we’re all enjoying it, making the most of our time here. We handed out some diaries yesterday and…

Rafting on River Drina

written by Magdalena Gründl Sunny Sunday started with another, what we thought is going to be an adventurous activity. The rafting turned out to be a “smoothly-floating-on-the-river” trip, not exactly…

Discovering unknown canyons

written by Magdalena Gründl Today was a super exciting day and I think even now there’s still adrenalin pumping trough our veins. After a long discussion the night before on…

Leaving for Tara

written by Nađja Vukasinovic Today is the day we left Kraljevo and went to Tara! After three-hour drive during which we payed a visit to Drvengrad, we finally arrived at…

TAP Bottles

Together Against Plastic Bottles is a non-profit organization based out of North Vancouver, Canada with the goal of eliminating plastic bottles from their school and local community. Tap Bottles was…

Spreading the message

written by Rebecca Berker and Magdalena Gründl “Seeing our 16 Eco-kids talk to most of the students from the school about recycling made me cry for joy and really believe…

Creative Recycling Workshops

written by Rebecca Berker Suddenly the room is quiet; the students are too shocked and touched by what they have just seen. Today´s day was all about recycling. We met…

Cleaning Up River Ibar

written by Magdalena Gruendl When I opened my eyes today, I saw that it was raining. Not the ideal weather to do a clean-up… However, when we arrived at the…

It’s good to be back!

written by Simon Straetker It’s good to be back! Not even a year ago that we left Serbia after an incredible Geberit-Pangaea School Project in two primary schools in Kraljevo…