Soccer teaches values like fairplay. German cooperation agency GIZ in Bogotá instructs future soccer trainers in Colombia. As part of an assignment by GIZ, I participated in the training, shooting photographs instead of playing.
Without the Brazilian and Peruvian rubber, the automobile could not have conquered the world in the first decades of the 20th century. On assignment for the German cooperation agency GIZ, I spent a week in the Peruvian amazonas following indigenous people who are rediscovering the knowledge of their forefathers about the rubber tree.
After more than 50 years of civil war, Colombia has more internally displaced persons than any other country in the world. Parliament recently adopted a peace agreement with the FARC, but this now has to be given substance. Reconciliation projects like the one in the city of Florencia paint a picture of a brighter future.
Invited by NGO World Vision, German child star Emma Schweiger visits Nicaragua and learns about the hard daily life of children in this central american country.