Erik Vos

The assignment of this paper is to put together useful information about the county of Nicaragua and especially useful health information. This booklet is intended to be some kind of a health-guide-booklet for medical students or -graduates or other travellers, like tourists or expats visiting Nicaragua.

2020-02-14T13:15:17+01:00

Worldschool Event 2020

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Worldschool Event 20202020-02-12T12:00:41+01:00

Worldschool studiedag bij Nyenrode Business Universiteit – 7 oktober 2019

Programma: Vanaf 12.00 uur: Inloop 12.30 uur: Inleiding medewerker Nyenrode Business Universiteit 13.00 uur – 16.00 uur: Alle deelnemende leerlingen doen mee aan vier activiteiten: - Ontmoeting met de opdrachtgever of expert - Ontmoeting met experts op het gebied van ontwikkelingswerk: alumni van Nyenrode en experts van het Programma Uitzending Managers (PUM) - Rondleiding [...]

Worldschool studiedag bij Nyenrode Business Universiteit – 7 oktober 20192019-08-28T12:00:16+02:00

Radical matter, rethinking materials

Occasionally you stumble over an inspiring book that fits exactly with one of the Worldschool research programs Franklin, Kate and Caroline Till, Radical matter - Rethinking materials for a sustainable future, Thames & Hudson, London 2018 is such a book. And it seems a source of inspiration if you work within the Arts [...]

Radical matter, rethinking materials2019-08-24T15:07:48+02:00

Arts & Crafts, commercial and cultural importance for development

"Art and craft is considered to be an integral part of the tourism business, since it plays an important role as souvenirs and mementos, thereby spatially and temporarily expanding the visitor experience. It is also increasingly looked upon as an opportunity to diversify the tourism sector offerings, as well as the broader economic base. [...]

Arts & Crafts, commercial and cultural importance for development2019-08-24T14:08:10+02:00

Migration, some links

"Since the earliest times, humanity has been on the move. Some people move in search of labour or economic opportunities, to join family, or to study. Others move to escape conflict, persecution, terrorism, or human rights violations. Still others move in response to the adverse effects of climate change, natural disasters, or other environmental [...]

Migration, some links2019-08-24T13:48:07+02:00

Health and IT

The developing world faces a series of health crises including for instance HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis that threaten the lives of millions of people. Lack of infrastructure and trained, experienced staff are considered important barriers to scaling up treatment for these diseases. Electronic information systems are increasingly important in many healthcare projects in the developing [...]

Health and IT2019-08-24T12:16:25+02:00

Dental health

‘Poor oral health can have a profound effect on the quality of life. The experience of pain, endurance of dental abscesses, problems with eating and chewing, embarrassment about the shape of teeth or about missing, discoloured or damaged teeth can adversely affect people’s daily lives and well-being,’ according to Dr. Petersen, coordinator of the [...]

Dental health2019-08-24T12:02:32+02:00

Micro credit

"Microcredit is used to describe small loans granted to low income individuals that are excluded from the traditional banking system. It is part of the larger microfinance industry, which provides not only credit, but also savings, insurance, and other basic financial services to the poor. The term ‘micro’ stems from the relatively small amounts [...]

Micro credit2019-08-24T11:30:33+02:00

Waste in cities

For the first time in history, more people are now living in cities than in rural areas. Worldwide, virtually all population growth over the next 30 years will be in urban areas, with the most explosive growth taking place in Asia and Africa. By mid-century, seven out of every ten people will live in [...]

Waste in cities2019-08-24T10:21:16+02:00

Plastic

An important part of the litter issue is plastic. This is one of the biggest environmental problems worldwide. And not only on land. Plastic waste is dumped by companies and in cities and ends up in the water and then travels to the ocean via rivers, channels and ports. An increasing amount of plastic [...]

Plastic2019-08-24T10:30:45+02:00

Agriculture, climate change and health

The world population has increased significantly and is expected to be 9 billion by 2050. In less than forty years, 2 billion people will be born who need a place to live, work and eat. How could the world feed the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in a future with a growing world population, poverty, [...]

Agriculture, climate change and health2019-08-23T18:20:51+02:00

Use of charcoal

Humans have produced and used charcoal as fuel for cooking and grilling since the Stone Age. In developing countries charcoal is still widely used by urban and rural people as a smokeless domestic cooking and grilling fuel with a high heating value. In many African countries the majority of urban households (often 80% or [...]

Use of charcoal2019-08-23T17:47:07+02:00

Water in Africa, some sources

Africa is among the continents most vulnerable to climate change. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), drafted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), shows that ‘climate change is expected to have widespread impacts on African society and Africans’ interaction with the natural environment’.   Water is becoming scarcer and more precious. It is important [...]

Water in Africa, some sources2019-08-24T16:10:13+02:00

Sustainable development goal 4: education

It is a good idea to consider which general theme or general issue is hidden behind a client's question. You identify a theme or issue and then consider: does this lead to new research questions? Worldschool assignments are about global issues, although all assignments are very concrete: they are about these people, in this [...]

Sustainable development goal 4: education2019-08-23T14:56:53+02:00

Sustainable development goal 3: health

It is a good idea to consider which general theme or general issue is hidden behind a client's question. You identify a theme or issue and then consider: does this lead to new research questions? Worldschool assignments are about global issues, although all assignments are very concrete: they are about these people, in this [...]

Sustainable development goal 3: health2019-08-23T14:53:00+02:00

Sustainable development goal 8: economic growth

It is a good idea to consider which general theme or general issue is hidden behind a client's question. You identify a theme or issue and then consider: does this lead to new research questions?Worldschool assignments are about global issues, although all assignments are very concrete: they are about these people, in this situation, in [...]

Sustainable development goal 8: economic growth2019-08-23T14:46:44+02:00

Sustainable development goal 13: combat climate change

It is a good idea to consider which general theme or general issue is hidden behind a client's question. You identify a theme or issue and then consider: does this lead to new research questions? Worldschool assignments are about global issues, although all assignments are very concrete: they are about these people, in this situation, [...]

Sustainable development goal 13: combat climate change2020-02-21T15:25:44+01:00

1303 Friends of Boukombé foundation (Benin): Effects of climate change on agriculture in the Netherlands and Benin

Question: How to feed a database to support a network on effects of climate change on agriculture in the Netherlands and Benin? Situation: The Friends of Boukombé foundation (VvB) was created from the city link between the municipality of Wisch (nowadays the municipality of Oude IJsselstreek) and the municipality [...]

1303 Friends of Boukombé foundation (Benin): Effects of climate change on agriculture in the Netherlands and Benin2020-01-15T17:10:50+01:00

1103 Peuple du Monde (Benin): How to build a small-scale water reservoir?

Question: How should we build a small reservoir (a small lake with a dam) for the water supply of our 20 ha of agricultural land? Situation: Benin, a small French-speaking country in West Africa, is among the ten poorest countries in the world according to the United Nations Development [...]

1103 Peuple du Monde (Benin): How to build a small-scale water reservoir?2019-08-21T16:05:18+02:00

3004 Peuple du Monde (Benin): Artemisia to fight malaria?

Question: The artemisia plant is described as a panacea against malaria, but is that correct? And: Can we contribute to the local fight against malaria by growing and processing specific crops, such as artemisia? Situation: Benin, a small French-speaking country in West Africa, is among the ten poorest countries [...]

3004 Peuple du Monde (Benin): Artemisia to fight malaria?2019-08-21T16:06:50+02:00

2106 Vrienden van Boukombe (Benin): selling shea butter in the Netherlands?

Question: Can we market the small-scale production of shea butter from the women's organization Tikonna in the Netherlands? Situation: The Friends of Boukombé foundation (VvB) was created from the city link between the municipality of Wisch (nowadays the municipality of Oude IJsselstreek) and the municipality of Boukombé in Benin. [...]

2106 Vrienden van Boukombe (Benin): selling shea butter in the Netherlands?2020-01-15T17:13:01+01:00

1102 Mpilo Foundation (Zimbabwe): Water, as a universal right, for the people of Zimbabwe

Question: How could you make Murimbika a "climate resilient rural community" with smart water plans? Situation: The Mpilo Foundation is a Dutch foundation, intending to support the people in Zimbabwe with sustainable electricity and clean water. Our method is characterized by a few basic principles: ⦁ Small-scale approach with [...]

1102 Mpilo Foundation (Zimbabwe): Water, as a universal right, for the people of Zimbabwe2020-01-15T17:07:11+01:00

5003 International Organization for Migration (IOM), Netherlands and The Gambia: information for migrants on social media

Question: How can we provide information to migrants on social media in your country? And how can we deal with news and fake news? Situation: Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With [...]

5003 International Organization for Migration (IOM), Netherlands and The Gambia: information for migrants on social media2020-01-15T17:19:20+01:00

5002 International Organization for Migration (IOM), Netherlands and The Gambia: the perception of migration

Question: How is migration perceived in your school/family/neighbourhood/etc? If you could alter the perception, how would you do this? Situation: Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 173 member states, a further [...]

5002 International Organization for Migration (IOM), Netherlands and The Gambia: the perception of migration2020-01-15T17:20:08+01:00

1203 Adamfo Ghana (Ghana): Clean cooking on a biogas installation for 50 people in Kumasi

Question: Design a biogas installation for domestic use (cooking, electricity) for about 50 people at the centre of the street children project in Kumasi, Ghana. The biogas used will be produced from green waste of the community living in and around the Centre. Situation: Adamfo Ghana is a [...]

1203 Adamfo Ghana (Ghana): Clean cooking on a biogas installation for 50 people in Kumasi2020-01-15T17:08:36+01:00

4303 Breadfruit House Dominica Foundation (Dominica): Tell your story

Question: How can children at Dominica tell their story through creativity? Situation: The aim of our foundation is to introduce children, in primary school age, to creativity as a means to (be able to) tell their story. And to let them experience that creativity can help them in [...]

4303 Breadfruit House Dominica Foundation (Dominica): Tell your story2019-06-10T13:15:20+02:00

2103 Hope Foundation (Peru): Our foundation wants to become better known and to receive more donations

Question: How can we make the work of our foundation better known? How should we get more donations? Situation: “Stichting HoPe” (Holland-Perú) works for more than 25 years in the area of Cusco-Perú. The work of our foundation has two main goals: education and health. Over the last [...]

2103 Hope Foundation (Peru): Our foundation wants to become better known and to receive more donations2020-01-15T17:14:57+01:00

1302 Projects Now (Zambia): Fish farming in the Zambezi river?

Question: How to start fish farming in the Zambezi river? Situation: ProjectsNow aims to enhance the quality of life of the inhabitants of Bbakasa/Namoomba, South-Zambia. We focus on four main areas: education, health care, nature / environment and work and income. How did we start ProjectsNow was founded [...]

1302 Projects Now (Zambia): Fish farming in the Zambezi river?2019-06-05T14:23:39+02:00

1202 Gambia Methodist Academy (The Gambia): Solar energy for our school

Question: We would like to receive a detailed plan. It describes how we can introduce solar energy as a reliable, sustainable and affordable energy source at our school. Situation: The principal of the Gambia Methodist Academy, Hanna Harding: "The situation is easy to describe: there is so much sun [...]

1202 Gambia Methodist Academy (The Gambia): Solar energy for our school2019-10-06T21:50:23+02:00

3002 Schools for youth (Uganda): A national school diet for Uganda

Full - the maximum number of schools is working on this assignment Question: What is a healthy monthly menu for schools in Uganda? The old kitchen at the John Fisher Teacher Training Institute will be replaced by a new, modern school kitchen Situation: The Schools for Youth Foundation (SfY) works [...]

3002 Schools for youth (Uganda): A national school diet for Uganda2019-09-26T11:16:37+02:00

2104 Adwuma Ye Foundation (Ghana): Develop a marketing plan to sell the new cooking bag anywhere (and proof that it works)

Full - the maximum number of schools is working on this assignment Question: If you are to become a real entrepreneur you will have to know how to proceed when someone presents a splendid idea. And we, the inventors of this splendid idea would like to know that too. The idea is [...]

2104 Adwuma Ye Foundation (Ghana): Develop a marketing plan to sell the new cooking bag anywhere (and proof that it works)2019-09-26T11:18:29+02:00

2105 Stedenband Groningen – San Carlos (Nicaragua): theory and practice of fundraising

Question: We want to understand how we can handle fundraising for our sports projects. We need theory and practice! Situation: Groningen-San Carlos city partnership started the sports project in 2007, under the motto: Sports for All. The project focuses on children, young people and young adults in our sister [...]

2105 Stedenband Groningen – San Carlos (Nicaragua): theory and practice of fundraising2020-01-15T17:13:59+01:00

3003 Stedenband Groningen – Nicaragua (Nicaragua): health care in Nicaragua and advice about health projects

Full - the maximum number of schools is working on this assignment Question: Research & design information about health care in Nicaragua and develop advice about health projects to be started. Situation: Groningen-San Carlos Stedenband (City Link) has been active in the field of health care internships in San Carlos, Nicaragua, [...]

3003 Stedenband Groningen – Nicaragua (Nicaragua): health care in Nicaragua and advice about health projects2019-09-26T11:15:52+02:00

2303 Stedenband Groningen – San Carlos (Nicaragua): Could the concept of ‘micro leasing’ be applied to the context of San Carlos, Nicaragua?

Question: Could the concept of ‘micro leasing’ be applied to the context of San Carlos, Nicaragua?    Situation: Stedenband Groningen-San Carlos is an independent foundation commissioned by the municipality of Groningen that maintains ties with the city of San Carlos in the south of Nicaragua (Central America) Mission [...]

2303 Stedenband Groningen – San Carlos (Nicaragua): Could the concept of ‘micro leasing’ be applied to the context of San Carlos, Nicaragua?2020-01-15T17:16:48+01:00

6003 Stedenband Groningen – San Carlos (Nigaragua): newly designed artwork for tourists

Question: We are looking for a new typical Sancarleen product that tourists would buy in San Carlos. Please see photos below for actual products Situation: Stedenband Groningen-San Carlos is an independent foundation commissioned by the municipality of Groningen that maintains ties with the city of San Carlos in the [...]

6003 Stedenband Groningen – San Carlos (Nigaragua): newly designed artwork for tourists2019-04-21T20:02:14+02:00

1401 Faso Foundation (Burkina Faso): agroforestry in our villages in Burkina Faso

Full - the maximum number of schools is working on this assignment Question: What should the population do to start a project on agroforestry in the municipality of Midebdo? Situation: The Faso Fundation is a small organisation that is associated with one municipality of 52 small villages in Burkina Faso, [...]

1401 Faso Foundation (Burkina Faso): agroforestry in our villages in Burkina Faso2019-09-26T11:20:13+02:00

4402 Adamfo Ghana (Ghana) : Effectively lobbying for the rights of street children in Ghana

Question: How can we effectively lobby for the rights of street children in Ghana? Can examples be found of lobby organizations in other countries on a similar theme, or in Ghana but on a different theme, that have been successful? We would like for you to research how to set [...]

4402 Adamfo Ghana (Ghana) : Effectively lobbying for the rights of street children in Ghana2019-06-27T14:33:52+02:00

4401 Adamfo Ghana (Ghana): Design an information campaign to prevent drop-out at secondary schools

Question:  Please design an effective information campaign for high school students in Ghana, to be carried out by experiential experts (former street children) and with the aim of preventing early school leaving and having children on the street? We want to ask you to investigate what an effective information campaign [...]

4401 Adamfo Ghana (Ghana): Design an information campaign to prevent drop-out at secondary schools2019-09-20T13:28:31+02:00

4302 Morkiswa Foundation(Uganda): Develop and tranfer knowledge on designing and building playground equipment

Question: How to design and build play and climbing equipment for young children at our school and in the local communities? Situation: The Morkiswa foundation was established in 2017 and aims to assist the Community Skilling Institute in Tororo, Uganda, with policy, materials/tools and educational matters. Please see https://morkiswa.nl/over-ons [...]

4302 Morkiswa Foundation(Uganda): Develop and tranfer knowledge on designing and building playground equipment2019-07-03T13:30:01+02:00

4301 Combined assignment: Initiative Uganda (Uganda), Schools for Youth (Uganda) and Backup Uganda (Uganda) : active early childhood learning

Question: How to create better opportunities for active early childhood learning, care & development in a resource constrained preschool? Four top students with their portfolios at the Harvest Junior School in Iganga Situation: This assignment is given by three organizations in Uganda, but relates to problems that occur at [...]

4301 Combined assignment: Initiative Uganda (Uganda), Schools for Youth (Uganda) and Backup Uganda (Uganda) : active early childhood learning2019-09-29T13:13:23+02:00

2202 Egoli Africa (Uganda): how to learn to work together in a business?

Full - the maximum number of schools is working on this assignment Question: How can we start and finance a women's corporation? The group of women will start a pig farm. Situation: Egoli Africa is a registered organization both in Uganda as well as the Netherlands. In Uganda, we provide [...]

2202 Egoli Africa (Uganda): how to learn to work together in a business?2019-09-26T11:17:28+02:00

1502 Egoli Africa (Uganda): ecofriendly briquettes in stead of charcoal

Question: What simple tools can we use to make briquettes that replace charcoal when cooking? Situation: Egoli Africa is a registered organization both in Uganda as well as the Netherlands. In Uganda, we provide educational programmes and income enhancing projects in the sectors education, health, agriculture and empowerment. [...]

1502 Egoli Africa (Uganda): ecofriendly briquettes in stead of charcoal2019-05-02T16:22:31+02:00

1501 Bachi-Amaa (Nepal): the sustainable building of a community centre

Full - the maximum number of schools is working on this assignment Question: How can we organize our community based center (CBC) and shelter home as sustainably as possible (inside & outside)? Situation: The Nepalese Rup Lal was chased out of his place of birth in 1988 at the age [...]

1501 Bachi-Amaa (Nepal): the sustainable building of a community centre2019-09-26T11:19:19+02:00

6004 Smokey Tours ( The Philippines): Products for our souvenir shop in Manilla

Question: What would tourists buy after a visit tot the slumbs? Situation: Metro Manila consists of 16 cities/districts and had a population of 34.6 million in 2013, the most densely populated city in the world. At least 4 million of these people live as slum dwellers in the districts [...]

6004 Smokey Tours ( The Philippines): Products for our souvenir shop in Manilla2020-01-15T17:20:59+01:00

2201 Smokey Tours (The Philippines): Identifying, testing and training of entrepreneur skills

Question: How to test and train entrepreneur skills in our Talent Programme? Situation: Metro Manila consists of 16 cities/districts and had a population of 34.6 million in 2013, the most densely populated city in the world. At least 4 million of these people live as slum dwellers in the [...]

2201 Smokey Tours (The Philippines): Identifying, testing and training of entrepreneur skills2019-05-04T20:26:10+02:00

2301 Smokey Tours (The Philippines): Personal loans, donations and/or micro credit for our Talent Development Program

Question: What are the advantages and disadvantages of a personal loan, a donation and microcredit and under what conditions can they successfully be granted? Situation: Metro Manila consists of 16 cities/districts and had a population of 34.6 million in 2013, the most densely populated city in the world. [...]

2301 Smokey Tours (The Philippines): Personal loans, donations and/or micro credit for our Talent Development Program2020-01-15T17:17:38+01:00

4201 – Egoli Africa (Uganda): bonding and bridging between teachers in Uganda

Question: How can we promote bonding and  bridging among Ugandan teachers? Situation: Egoli Africa is a registered organization both in Uganda as well as the Netherlands. In Uganda, we provide educational programmes and income enhancing projects in the sectors education, health, agriculture and empowerment