Focus Africa (English)

Focus Africa (English)

The adventure tour FOCUS AFRICA begins in Germany and continues all the way to Namibia/South Africa.  Throughout the ten-month, twenty-country adventure, we will report on best practice development projects and the interesting people involved in those projects, as well as Africa’s enchanting and mesmerizing landscapes and sceneries. Our intent is to highlight the brave efforts of the many people, as well as their rich and diverse cultural backgrounds, who are actively working on development projects throughout the African continent.  We aim to demonstrate that best practice development projects lead to sustainable success that enable the African people to not only acquire the dignity that comes through self-sufficiency, but also to raise their standard of living. Status quo Most Europeans believe that Africa is a highly under-developed, fractured, war-torn, and politically unstable continent.  This is not surprising as the mainstream media only reports about the negative circumstances that occur from time to time.  As the old adage goes “bad news is good news” and bad news sells. We believe, however, there are plenty of positive and noteworthy examples from various African countries that deserve media attention.  Many of these examples stem from development projects that are conducted with a variety of local and international assistance. As such, the tour dubbed FOCUS AFRICA can be considered as a mediator. We are focusing on creative projects and courageous people who persist and survive under desperate conditions—ultimately creating a higher quality of life for the African peoples. To make development aid visible In general, people are only informed superficially about African development and emergency aid, largely because Africa does not command attention on...