Young Israeli works with Muslim immigrants
In the heart of multicultural Berlin, Hagar Levin is helping Arab and Turkish immigrants with their job and language skills. In the process, she’s building bridges and helping deconstruct stereotypes about Israel and the Middle East.
Listen to the report by Leah McDonnell:
Crossing continents to reach kids in a Nairobi slum
Their lives couldn’t be more different, but Amelia in France and Regynnah in Kenya have the same goal: to make life better for kids in Nairobi’s largest slum who’ve been orphaned by AIDS.
Listen to the report by Nik Martin from Lyon:
More on the Angels of Hope Kibera website.
Bringing peace to Papua New Guinea
It was a single act of violence that changed 28-year-old John Wamelik’s life forever. At home in a country with one of the world’s most diverse populations, John is now on a mission to make Papua New Guinea a more peaceful place.
Emily Richmond has the story from Rabaul, PNG:
Time overseas a win for young volunteers
The “weltwärts” volunteer program from Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has been subject to some criticism recently. Participants say the program gives them priceless experiences.
American in Berlin combats sexual violence
In Germany 13 percent of women 16 years and older have been victims of sexual violence. Melanie Brazzell, a 27-year-old American living in Berlin, is committed to lowering that statistic. She spends her spare time to working with both survivors and perpetrators to help overcome and prevent sexual violence. Melanie founded an organization in Berlin and gives workshops based on the principles of transformative justice, which in this case means a focus on changing behavior rather than on tradition punishment.
Listen to the report by Charlotta Lomas in Berlin:
Read more about Melanie’s organization here.
Young climate activists in Kenya
After graduating from high school, most people look to start a career, but DW catches up with a few young people who have different plans: saving the environment. Volunteers from around the globe are helping the Kenyan environmental organization Ecofinder improve conditions around Africa’s Lake Victoria. Global warming, population growth, and deforestation on the lake’s shores have all increased environmental stress in the region.
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Keeping Gansu green
Gansu province in western China is poor, polluted and parched. After 29-year-old Zhao Zhong survived a serious climbing accident, he decided to dedicate himself to preserving Gansu. He founded the environment protection organization, Green Camel Bell and also publicized the water pollution map to raise awareness among residents of just how pollution their region had become.
Listen to the report by Ruth Morris in Gansu, China: