Fifteen voices of social, humanitarian, development and peace workers working in their native country or region
Sheila Chepkoech, Kenya:
I come from Africa, a continent that is very rich in many ways. We are very wealthy in non- material things such as happiness, laughter, joy, contentment, generosity and love among other things. We are also wealthy in natural resources, breathtaking scenery and fertile land. However, we are famously known in the western world for poverty, disease, corruption and war. The truth is, we are more than that and there is our side of the story that is often not told. Although poverty, suffering, pain and poverty exist among us, just like they do in many other societies around the world, what is often left out is the resilience, passion and the sacrifice by which majority of the African people rise amid the difficult circumstances around them. The genuine joy and laughter that emanate from our hearts regardless of challenges surrounding us. And most importantly the hope that is always burning in our hearts and the courage to dare the impossible.
Turn on the screen
Tuesday, 5 June 2018
It is 8.15 o´clock at night- just past the news here in Germany. I have the great privilege to be able to watch these independently-researched and well-presented summaries of what is happening around the world. And what´s more, I have the priceless privilege to be able to switch them off in the end. However, even when the screen goes black, the stories continue.
Our writers don´t get to turn off…
Our partnership with PEN International: a perfect match
Saturday, 24 March 2018
As many of our supporters already know, the profits from A Definition of Snow will not be going to our writers or team when the book is finished. When our fifteen writers decided to record their stories, they didn't want to make money from them, but instead to make their voices heard, and similarly, our team work on a voluntary basis. From writing to project coordination, translation to web design…
The power of stories
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
For me, the beginning of the new year always means reflecting on the past year and reminding myself of all the significant events that came to pass during that time. For VOICE, 2017 has been an incredibly eventful year. We launched our website, delivering information and news on the project in four languages. We gradually grew in the number of participating writers, until we ended up working with…
Woohoo-10 percent funded!!!!
Thursday, 23 November 2017
We just hit 10 perfect funding - a huge thank you to everyone who has pledged so far!!! We are really happy you are interested in reading "A Definition of Snow"! Ever wondered what the story behind the title is? Well, as a thank you for your support, you are about to find out! We will share the story behind the title exclusively with all our supporters next week! So, stay tuned! Curious but haven…
Official start of our crowdfunding campaign!
Saturday, 28 October 2017
It´s the official start of our crowdfunding campaign today- and we are thrilled to have reached 5% funding in just a couple of hours! A huge thank you to all those early birds who already supported "A Definition of Snow"! Now it´s 95 % to go- so, if you haven´t pledged yet, help us make the book possible by doing so now!
We will be back soon with more updates on the project…
These people are helping to fund A Definition of Snow.