The Journal

We are faced with a climate emergency. Can art help?

The artist Kito Mbiango contributed to OLBIOS this interview by Jill Van den Brule, In it, Mbiango points to the crucial role of art in communicating risks, but also motivating people to act.

Churchill’s black dog

Switzerland: Read this excellent report of Maria Halphen, Founder of Meeting for Minds, on her work on mental illness.

Success in Finland

Helinä Piik shares her experiences with an outstanding educational system

The youth as active citizens

Ornella Nana, OLBIOS Correspondent in Ireland, highlights her work at the International Youth Empowerment

Getting a life through coding

Clementine Brown writes from Beirut on the CodeBrave initiative.

The smaller the village, the greater the opportunities

Smart, self-sustaining villages: Nupur Agarwal, Correspondent of OLBIOS in India, presents her work on Evolve

Does everyone really have the right to work?

Abdullah Al Nasser, author and Founder of « Edmaj » in Jordan, writes at OLBIOS on the employment rights of former prisoners

An ounce of humanity goes a long way

New Delhi: The pandemic has seen extraordinary levels of mutual help, according to Alokesh Sharma, Founder of Kayantar Foundation, interviewed for OLBIOS.

From street-smart to street-educated

The learning environment for some kids is the street. Arnoud Raskin presents Mobile School and its pioneering outreach strategy based on empowerment, as opposed to merely assistance.

The future looks good for the Philippines

Oliver Gardiner writes about Regeneration International and the efforts of the country to forge a national consensus around regenerative agriculture.

Educating the orphans

OLBIOS Correspondent Nicholas Sandoval in Tijuana, Mexico, presents the work of Create Purpose.

If you want to change the minds, change the infrastructure

Precious Ebere, OLBIOS Correspondent in Nigeria, Founder of « Do Take Action », presents the organization

Bridging the gap with classical music

A very special choir presented by Sara Soltani, OLBIOS Correspondent in Austria.

Tracking real needs, in real time

Canadian Natasha Freidus, Founder of NeedsList, tells OLBIOS that donations often come without a clear beneficiary and how the factor determining longevity is your postal code

Having faith in dialogue

In his interview with OLBIOS, Zakaria El Hamel, President of Youth for Peace and Dialogue between Cultures in Morocco, tells us about his work to maintain a dialogue on human rights and beyond.

Allowing people to thrive at home

Harriette Rothwell spoke to OLBIOS on how she found her calling in Guatemala, on the importance of allowing people to thrive where they live and the vital support she provides in nonprofits.

Learning to see like an anthropologist

California, USA: Jeff Katcherian, Founder at Culture Academy, talks to OLBIOS on underrepresented students and how to expand their understanding of the world and their worlds.

For a successful economy, look at well-being

Diego Isabel La Moneda, Executive Director NESI Forum of New Economy and Social Innovation talked to OLBIOS from Spain on the idea of co-creating the economy.

Civil society’s new roles in the post-pandemic world

Massimo Trombin, CEO at Instituto Global da Paz, talks to OLBIOS from Brazil about the pandemic’s impact on civil society.

Changing what ‘normal’ means

Gerardo Gaya talks to OLBIOS from Mexico on the experiences and autism diagnosis that led him to found Iluminemos de Azul and on what ‘normal’ really means

Big effects through small change: Permaculture as a Philosophy

Eller Everett, cofounder OF BothOfUs, spoke to OLBIOS from Spain about the need to think small when it comes to environmental impact and change.

The empowerment of data

Steve Hollingworth, President and CEO at Grameen Foundation, talks to OLBIOS from the US on how the ‘fifth revolution’ may be harnessed in the fight against poverty and become an agent of empowerment

‘Let our voice ring in your ears’

Kemal Shaheen, Director at Paper Boat and Trustee at Village Aid, talks to OLBIOS from the UK about the importance of listening to what children have to say.

Is it possible to prevent extreme suffering?

Answers and insights from Jonathan Leighton, CEO at OPIS, in an interview with OLBIOS