A crash course in changing the world.
Posted on July 2, 2012 at 1:11pm
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – Chinese proverb
Several children are playing basketball on the street. The court is somewhere in the slums of Quezon City/Manila, Philippines. They seem to have fun. The sun sets and the moon already rises above the city. Next to the court, a large group of people is watching a cockfight. They are whooping and screaming at the…
Posted on July 2, 2012 at 1:06pm
• WHICH great challenges and social problems should the EVOKE Network tackle next?
I would try to tackle the problems concerning the education and schooling of children. Millions of children all over the world don't get an appropriate education. Be it "easy" things like reading, writing, listening or speaking or more specialized things like stuyding. Children don't get the chance to learn. As it is very difficult to escape this desperate situation fully on your own, most of them rest…Continue
Posted on July 2, 2012 at 11:15am
I read the article "Covering risk". I was kind of surprised about what I read. I mean, after I read it, it all seemed logical and comprehensible to me, but I never really was conscious about how "easily" people's perception of something is influenceable by journalists and the media in general. For example, the words you choose to describe the current situation make a huge difference and are from enormous importance. Here is a classic example:
If you say a pandemic could kill…Continue
Posted on June 25, 2012 at 10:03am