Adolf Eichenseer wants to preserve traditional Bavarian tavern songs for posterity. Jörg Bertsch from Baden-Baden transforms used packaging into practical bags and pouches. In Berlin, a youth boxing project is trying to get teens off the street and on the road to a better future. In Recklinghausen, Barbara Kleiner set up a neighborhood network with the help of Facebook.
Traditional taverns are as much a part of life in Bavaria as Lederhosen. And songs have always served as a soundtrack to the general merriment. To preserve this age-old tradition, one man has decided to collect songs and put them in a book.
Jörg Bertsch from Bühl loves to sew. And he’s come up with a clever way to help the environment. He makes durable bags out of Tetra Paks. "Gigisbags" is the name he’s given to the colorful products that he sells over the Internet.
The Berlin-based project “Kick” uses sport to teach delinquent youths values like fairness and tolerance. 14-year-old Fayez El-Ahmad has taken up boxing. A former gang member, he used spend much of his time out on the streets. Since he joined the project, he’s regained control of his life.
In line with the times, Barbara Kleiner from Recklinghausen has transferred the neighborhood news network from the village green to her Facebook page. There neighbors can share information and organize everything from book exhanges to civil protests.