These days I am thinking a lot about Africa. We are planning a project in Benin, Easter 2009. More to come to this topic.
During my research I stumbled upon nabuur.com. nabuur.com is an online volunteering platform that links neighbours (online volunteers) with villages (local communities) in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Connected through Nabuur.com, neighbours and local communities learn about each other, share ideas and find solutions to local issues. A real 21st century approach!
They started 2001 and already they have achieved quite something!
The NABUUR method is about empowerment ; it is about–hands‐up instead of hand‐outs!