Hello, my name is Felix and I set out to save the world. I know,
no one can do this alone (certainly not me), what does it mean anyway?, and writing this only proves my naivety. But I also know, there are things happening every day that I am not ready to accept. And I know that there are many people out there working to change this world for the better. So I set out to meet as many of these people as I can, learn from them, and connect with them.
I also set out to live my life. I find this not always such an easy thing to do. Not surviving, but consciously living a moment instead of dreaming the next one, and encountering other people with open curiosity. Fortunately, there are many of us. And many inspiring ways in which people live their lives. So I set out to learn from those I have the chance to meet.
I have no idea to what extent I can live up to these plans. But I decided to start this trip and try to get as far as I can. I’d be happy to meet you on the way, or to hear or read from you. Just send me an email (email@example.com).
About the trip
From March to July this year I went on a trip starting in Cape Town, South Africa, through various African countries until I ran out of money in South Sudan respectively Uganda.
During this trip I met a range of inspiring people, among them many youth activists and people engaging for youth organisations doing heroic work to improve their societies. The main question behind this trip was for me: How can we connect and work together to change the corrupt and abusive political and economic structures that hold our societies down?
The outcome of our discussions and idea sharing was the FAIR Future Network.
A second outcome of this trip was the encounter of new student groups who want to start chapters of Studies Without Borders in Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. I am very happy about this, in particular since it symbolises for me the start of a more geographically balanced, more global development of our organisation.
PS: Please freely comment on and challenge anything I am writing in this blog. I chose to start writing down my thoughts so that they don’t just circulate round and round in my head – where anything I’m thinking makes sense to me anyway… ;)