Support of children | part two

Asia is famous for awesome, save and relaxed holiday destinations. Many countries are economically dynamic but simultaneously social very unequitable. Some big landowners control the market and hundreds of workers are dependent to them. A large section of the population has to live from less than one US-Dollar a day. The consequences are undernutrition, waifs, child trafficking and high child mortality as well as high HIV/Aids rates within the ones to suffer. That is where the KNH (Kindernothilfe) helps with their projects.

Other big problems are the periodic reoccurring natural disasters like tsunamis, floats and typhoons. School tracks or whole schools are washed away, houses have to be rebuilt. Hygiene standard fall rapidly and so new health problems occur – another reason for KNH projects.

In 2012 the KNH had two Self-Help-Groups in Tuy in the south of the Philippine island Luzon. Both groups had problems with big landowners and worked on a strategy to get some land to cultivate. Furthermore the school tracks were nearly unusable during rainy season.


Here is the second story of the two visited groups in Tuy

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The second village was in an even worse situation. Expelled from the landowners a group of people decided to move to a region far off the civilization to escape the suppression of the system and to live more autonomously. The houses lay up on a relative steep hill sheltered by a grove. Continue reading

Support of children | part one

Asia is famous for awesome, save and relaxed holiday destinations. Many countries are economically dynamic but simultaneously social very unequitable. Some big landowners control the market and hundreds of workers are dependent to them. A large section of the population has to live from less than one US-Dollar a day. The consequences are undernutrition, waifs, child trafficking and high child mortality as well as high HIV/Aids rates within the ones to suffer. That is where the KNH (Kindernothilfe) helps with their projects.

Other big problems are the periodic recurring natural disasters like tsunamis, floats and typhoons. School tracks or whole schools are washed away, houses have to be rebuilt. Hygiene standard fall rapidly and so new health problem occur – another reason for KNH projects.

In 2012 the KNH had two Self-Help-Groups in Tuy in the south of the Philippine island Luzon. Both groups had problems with big landowners and worked on a strategy to get some land to cultivate. Furthermore the school tracks were nearly unusable during rainy season.


Here is the first story of the two visited groups in Tuy

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The members of Self-Help-Groups are wearing tricots to show their affiliation.

Tuy is hilly region of Batangas where the partly plain ground is plastered with cultivated land. The land is arid which leads to water shortage in dry period and floodings during rainy season. Continue reading

physical balance

Slowly it becomes a little quieter around the refugee streams waiting to enter Europe. But still there are a lot of people waiting for decision that will change their lives completely. And also within the European countries are many people waiting whether they could stay or have to continue their journey.

We have already heard about the importance of physical balance in emotional stressful situations because exclusion or rejection responds to the same brain area as physical pain and disturb the inner balance. Many youngsters are passionate about sports because it helps them to find their place in a group playfully and the physical exercise let them forget about their problems for a while. Continue reading

The right balance

Here is the second part of the story of two refugees from Afghanistan who went through a lot of challenging situations and often came to a turning point in their young lives. Not only the migration to Austria but also their former lives in Afghanistan were not comparable to our childhood. As a child they could only forget about their daily life problems when they were doing sports. Later on, they found their passion and inner balance in sports and maybe get now the chance to become professional sportsman.

Nevertheless both know how important education is and so they made up for their school diploma in Austria. That’s where we met…


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Abdullah was born in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan in 1995. Because of the bad safety situation he could not got to school. He loved to play football from early childhood on and played on the streets with his brothers. Continue reading

The angle of vision

Perception is a complex system to process sensory stimuli. A human being screens unconsciously and consciously those stimuli and merges the information subjectively to a useful overall impression.

That’s what we do in our daily life and also every day at work. If we already work in the same work area since years we know exactly which steps are coming next and which part we fulfill in the client interaction.

Often repeated situations leave a certain impression und lead to a certain behavior. Our senses collect information from the environment and influence the general impression of our job or our part in our working space – in general our self-perception.

Certainly in the psychology of everyday’s life not only the opinion of our selves respectively our behavior and confidence are important but also the impressions others have toward us – the so called external perception. Continue reading

Top 5 features to become the boss

… of 153 Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) at the Affenberg Landskron.

Within my photographic work with Japanese macaques at the Austrian Research Center for Primatology to compile a catalogue of the monkeys’ behavior, so many exiting things could be illustrated. Some of them are certainly not only interesting for students or school classes.

Here are the top 5 characteristics a high rank monkey has to show to keep his position. You will be surprised how familiar some – but hopefully not all points sound. Continue reading

Inner balance

The challenging part of our lives is when it comes to setbacks, stress situations or even strokes of fate and to get the best out of the given situation. For the physical health it is very important to exercise especially during hard times. It keeps us healthy and mentally adaptable. But most of all it is a great way to free our mind and to balance mental stress.

Nowadays we often hear about youngsters threatening each other or fighting or getting into trouble somehow. This problem mainly but not only concerns people without perspectives (unemployed, no working permission, etc.).

One reason for violence besides missing education, support or affection is that exclusion or rejection responds to the same brain areal as physical pain. This kind of “feeling attacked” can lead in worst case to the need of a physical reaction. Luckily sports give us the opportunity to alleviate this kind of “pain” and to free the mind for an approach to a non-physical solution for life’s problems. Continue reading

Science at Affenberg

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Hormones and DNA are analysed in laboratories in Vienna

The Affenberg Landskron opened its doors in 1996 with 39 Japanese macaques directly imported from Japan. After a big racket because of an outbreak of the monkeys within the first week, the monkeys start feeling themselves home at the enclosure. The group grows since then and today includes 152 individuals. Since the beginning thoughtful animal attendants take care of the monkeys. In cooperation with the university stress hormones and aggression levels are measured and compared to free-living macaques continuously to keep the best living conditions for the monkeys.

But also ethology has become a big issue the last years. Where are the monkeys sleeping? Are the children born in the trees? What if the group grows bigger? Will they start to split up? … And what is their behavior all about? The behavior of the monkeys is observed under natural conditions and all research is non-invasive. There many other ways to test their skills, cooperation and self-perception. Continue reading

Live an let try | Vienna

Daniela Latzl puts life into “live and let try”, enrichening learning experiences for teams and individuals through her outdoor trainings. In her role as an Event Manager, she merges unique framing and individual experiences to create unforgettable events for businesses and sometimes also private clients. As a yoga teacher, she has also dedicated part of her life to sharing her energy and calm approach to enjoying life with her yogis.


>> Erdachtes mag zu denken geben, doch nur Erlebtes wird beleben. <<

Mit „leben und erleben lassen“ belebt Daniela Latzl als Outdoor-Trainerin das Lernerlebnis und die Entwicklung von Teams und Individuen. Als Eventmanagerin schafft sie den passenden Rahmen für unvergessliche Veranstaltungen. Als Yogalehrerin steht sie mit beiden Beinen fest im Leben und gibt ihre Ruhe auf der Matte mit Bedacht an ihre Yogis weiter.

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