Ideas Episodes

India: Education for indigenous children

India: Education for indigenous children

The Tamarind Tree School in Maharashtra state is designed for indigenous children who wouldn't otherwise get an education. Students study reading and math, but also computer programming. And they learn about social justice and democracy too.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Colombia: Indigenous communities forge the future

Colombia: Indigenous communities forge the future

Colombia's Misak people want to protect the traditions of their ancestors. An indigenous university focuses on traditional values and spirituality as a protection against outside threats, from large-scale agriculture to drug cartels.
8mins
Deutsche Welle
Kenya: Global Living Room

Kenya: Global Living Room

This week's Global Living Room comes from Kenya, where we visit a mother-of-four and her dog Abby.
3mins
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Global Snack: Iceland - soup in a bread bowl

Global Snack: Iceland - soup in a bread bowl

Iceland may be beautiful but the weather is, well, bracing. Locals and tourists agree that there's no better a winter warmer than hearty soup, the specialty at Svarta Kaffid in central Reykjavik. And it comes in a bread bowl!
3mins
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Dominican Republic: Tourism killing coral reefs

Dominican Republic: Tourism killing coral reefs

The Dominican Republic is a popular destination among visitors to the Caribbean. Inconsiderate tourists, sewage and climate change have already destroyed 90% of the coral reefs there. Coral Gardens is a conservation project set up to protect them.
6mins
Deutsche Welle
Global Living Room: Thailand

Global Living Room: Thailand

Pornrat Wongjina and her husband are shopkeepers in Ban Samkha. They used to be farmers, but had to give up when he hurt his back.
3mins
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Gambia: The Queen of Recycling

Gambia: The Queen of Recycling

Fed up with Gambia's mounting waste problem, Isatou Ceesay set up an initiative called 'One Plastic Bag'. It promotes recycling and provides women with additional income.
7mins
Deutsche Welle
Global Teen: India

Global Teen: India

Our Global Teen this week is 16-year-old Mia Aliyah Makhija from Bangalore. She's a singer, plays golf and likes to hang out with friends in a cafe.
3mins
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Mali: Solar power for Mali

Mali: Solar power for Mali

Millions of people in Mali have no access to electricity. Torsten and Aida Schreiber want to change that. They founded Africa GreenTec to provide solar power plants to remote villages.
7mins
Deutsche Welle
Venezuela's economic exodus

Venezuela's economic exodus

Venezuela was once a picture-book democracy. Now it's suffering the biggest emigration crisis of a country not at war. The UN expects 6.5m people will have fled the country by the end of the year.
6mins
Deutsche Welle
Kenya: Sugar cane as a green fuel

Kenya: Sugar cane as a green fuel

Kenya is one of Africa's major tea producers. Traditionally, wood is used as fuel to dry the tea leaves. Tebesonik is a company that uses briquets made of waste sugar cane. They are more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
7mins
Deutsche Welle
Uganda: Global Snack

Uganda: Global Snack

In Uganda people associate "Rolex" not with a luxury wristwatch but an omelet rolled up in a chapati. Faizo Mugerwa's stand in Kampala is busy from dawn until late at night.
3mins
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