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(Press) Fundraising Echo

We have been featured in one of Germany's most popular newsletter on fundraising.  The 'Filantro Fundraising Echo' informs over 5000 subscribers about the recent developments in the fundraising world. Roland reached out to us and interviewed us via Skype. We had an interesting conversation, sharing our story and exchanging ideas about online fundraising. Unfortunately for all our english-speaking followers the article is only available in German. Click here

2018-08-15T14:45:29+00:00 August 15th, 2018|NG3O, Work with NGOs|

Self-Help Group Approach

Empowerment. A term often used in the context of development. But how does empowerment help people that do not have enough money to feed their family? SERVE’s work is a prime example how empowerment can have a lasting impact on the lives of entire communities. Finding suitable partner organisations has been one of the biggest challenges we faced in the planning process of our trip. Communication was often limited and [...]

2018-08-10T06:18:16+00:00 August 9th, 2018|NG3O, Work with NGOs|

Can Volunteers help NGOs?

Are volunteers of any support to an organisation? This question is often raised when talking about volunteering in third world countries. But it’s all a question of perspective and locating opportunities. Sanjeeva, the founder of SERVE, shared his view on volunteers on our first day in Sri Lanka. Volunteers can give an organisation new perspectives on projects and related problems. Every volunteer has a different background and qualifications providing a [...]

2018-08-05T13:13:42+00:00 August 5th, 2018|NG3O, Work with NGOs|

We are back online!

We had carefully planned our work before coming to Sri Lanka. Analysing potential problems and opportunities from a distance is difficult but can help get a first impression. But as with our first organisation most of our plans had to be reworked. Talking to the people face to face and developing a feeling for where an organisation might need some support is a core part of our concept. We want [...]

2018-07-24T17:16:14+00:00 July 24th, 2018|NG3O, Work with NGOs|

Problems, solutions and planning ahead

Every day is full of surprises and challenges. Good preparation can help solve many problems and we have learnt to adapt any plan. Unfortunately, we are forced to take a little break with our blog but will be back in just a couple of weeks’ time! Traveling and experiencing different cultures and traditions makes the journeys memorable. The challenges make days unique and interesting. Our first six weeks in Bangladesh [...]

2018-06-28T08:04:32+00:00 June 28th, 2018|NG3O, Work with NGOs|

Let’s talk LEEDO

Six weeks in Dhaka have come to an end and there is a lot to talk about. We havn't been posting particularly regularly but are happy to catch up with you now! Organisation one of four is in the books. Six weeks with LEEDO in Dhaka passed so quickly, it was difficult for us to take a step back and reflect our work. We blended into the organisation and completed [...]

2018-06-25T16:05:29+00:00 June 25th, 2018|NG3O, Work with NGOs|

(VIDEO) Out with the Mobile School

We set out to the field with the mobile school of LEEDO. It was a great experience seeing how the children enjoyed learning bangla, math and life values. Here is a video showing our impressions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNmUqMbb5Ac Make sure you check out our Instagram account and stay up to date with our progress: @go_ng3o or www.instagram.com/go_ng3o

2018-05-25T17:13:05+00:00 May 25th, 2018|NG3O, Work with NGOs|

Let the work begin!

We made a plan! For the upcoming 5 weeks we have scheduled a variety of tasks ranging from producing an image video to writing a convincing proposal for a project that requires 25.000€ funding - each year. Our working plan for the first week said: Get to know the organisation and their work. And this is exactly what we did. We met all the employees and visited several projects LEEDO [...]

2018-05-19T16:44:41+00:00 May 19th, 2018|NG3O, Work with NGOs|

LEEDO: The first days…

The first days are over: after a long journey we were welcomed very warm-heartedly by the LEEDO family! The first few days we spent getting to know LEEDOs work and evaluating where we might start to work. Finally our project has started! Our flight took us from Germany via London to New Dehli, where we spent a night before flying on to Bangladesh. At the airport Rana, a LEEDO staff [...]

2018-05-13T17:42:58+00:00 May 6th, 2018|NG3O, Work with NGOs|

The first stop: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Now it is fixed! The first NGO we will cooperate with is called LEEDO. They focus on the well-being of street children in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka. The orginasation operates different programs from mobile schools to temporary shelters to an orphanage named "Peace Home" - we are excited to travel there and work with them! Many tourist visit Asia but Bangladesh is usually not at the top of the list. Many [...]

2018-05-13T16:59:43+00:00 March 30th, 2018|NG3O, Work with NGOs|