Because we CAN make a difference!
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced."
I have a dream: It all started with the idea of helping some streetchilderen in India. I would like create a project with a place for them to live and to educate them. How about building an earthship community where they can learn to grow biological food and get skills so they can be self-sufficient when they have grown up?
Is this utopia or a dream that can come true? I'm planting the seeds in my brain to realize this project. At first I thought I couldn't change the world but in the meantime this plan has changed in a way I believe it can make a difference. When the first project is finished I would like to proceed in Brasil and next in Eastern Europe.
I am starting from scratch. Without any funds, no plans made, no idea if this will work or can be done. This is my big challenge.
Motivation: My whole life I have been interested in awereness. A few years ago I found peace of mind. It made me wonder what is going on in the world and I feel a drive to contribute to children who need help. For me it is important to ask others for help to support this project. I'm sure there are people around the world willing to contribute and work together to achieve this goal.
For me it is perplexing that so many children all over the world are in need. It makes me cry to see children who are abandoned by their parents or are being forced to live on the street and even sold for slave labor. I also observe that we abuse our planet. So I want do something concrete and start an inspiring project.
Although I am sure that there is a need for such a project, I first need to experience the life and culture in India to see what is the best way to achieve these goals. I would like to work with local organizations and / or the local community to ensure that the project in the future can survive without our help.
Goal: Creating a earthship community where 4 boys learn to build their own ecohome in 4 year. For example; by teaching them to grow organic food and gain skills they are prepared for an independent future.
Schedule 2012: In the first half of 2012 I will visit India as a tourist and find out if it is possible to realise my plans. After that periode I would like to be a volunteer at an existing organization for a while to get some experience. In the meantime I want to observe different projects and learn how they have achieved their goals. How do they get their funding? How are the local people involved and how do they support the project? In return, I provide my expertise. I can support boys. Give them attention and coach them on emotional skills. Take them on trips to cultural sites or to the beach. Teach them to work with computers or how they can present their self. Etc.
Planning 2013: Have sufficient funds to realize the ‘Angels in the Clouds' project 'A Touch Of Love' and build an earthship community.