|Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V.|
Members of the board:
Arne Giessel, Marcel Siewert, Matthias Ruesch
Neuer Kamp 32
phone: +49 40 / 41 26 09 15
Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli is a charitable organisation based in St. Pauli, Hamburg (Germany), campaigning for clean drinking water worldwide.
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|Drinking well in Anosikely, Madagascar|
What is Viva con Agua?
Besides the air we breathe, water is the most fundamental source of life.
Water creates life, water is life. Water means healthy living, happy living. For Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli this is the primary motivation for our activities - the funding and implementation of water projects around the world and thus enabling people to access clean water.
Viva con Agua sees itself as an open network!
Everyone can get involved with Viva con Agua.
Women and men of all ages, professions and backgrounds have access to the network, enabling everyone to bring in their own skills.
Viva con Agua is a platform for personal initiative and engagement! - put your ideas for a more social world into action and we will support you.
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Viva con Agua is the world's first All-Profit-Organisation!
Everyone benefits from our actions: the artists, organisers and visitors of events for and with Viva con Agua, the initiative itself and in particular the people in the specific project areas. In particular cross-cultural events form the basis for our fundraising.
We believe helping can be great fun while following respectable aims!
We fight bravely to achieve our aims and encourage you - so fight with us!
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Viva con Agua is out of the ordinary!
Concerts, parties, fashion shows, football matches, marathons, exhibitions, bets and even massages - there are no limits to the creativity of Viva con Agua and its supporters.
This plenitude of ideas has one goal: to raise money for access to clean drinking water for all!
Viva con Agua has a special affinity to the sub-cultural and music youth culture in Germany, now rapidly expanding to Switzerland, Spain, further European countries and even accross the pond to Canada!
Here a few examples of the incredible, inexhaustible and innovative ideas of Viva con Agua Activities: (more...)
On 11th February 2013 Viva con Agua comes back to Uganda, to take a look at the progress of the project region Lira, in the north of the country and to visit our friends in this region, the capital Kampala and of the ‘Welthungerhilfe’.
The Viva con Agua tour group consists of our friends and longtime supporters Marteria (musician), Maeckes (musician), Paul Ripke (photographer) and Rainer Jilg (TV presenter ZDFkultur). Michael Fritz (founding member of VcA) and Marcel Eger (donator of VcA Foundation) will be representing Viva con Agua.
To bring the projects of the ‘Welthungerhilfe‘ and Viva con Agua and their focus on “water, sanitation, hygiene” (WASH) to a wider public, and to show the sense of long term aimed development projects to the audience, a team of the German public broadcasting company ZDF is part of the whole journey and will produce a report, which will be screened in two parts starting in June on ZDFkultur.
The focus of this visit is the importance of wells. Their functionality will be explained and the water committees in charge of the different wells will present their important work. The glaring contrast between the life conditions with and without access to clean drinking water is one of the central themes of the first part of the report of the journey, which is called ‘Wasser’ (German for water). (more...)
One of the main aims of Viva con Agua is to reach out to young people and help them understand the global problems and challenges of the world they live
Working with school children, we aim to give them a broader understainding of social and environmental issues. In addition to showing them challenges faced my many communities around the world, we also provide them with ideas on how to participate in a positive and sustainable way. (more...)
In 2012 Viva con Agua has teamed up with the World Snowboard Tour, the strongest international snowboarding tour representing the most important snowboard events in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Oceania. This partnership is a great opportunity to expand the awareness level of Viva con Agua in winter sport regions such as Switzerland, Austria and also Southern Germany.
Viva con Agua will be represented at several high-level World Snowboard Tour contests, including the O’Neill Evolution (Davos), the Billabong Air & Style (Innsbruck) and the World Rookie Finals (Ischgl), in order to call the attention to the issue of non-access to clean drinking water and the lack of basic sanitary supplies in developing countries. Viva con Agua will also participate in this year’s ISPO (Munich) to inform about the WASH (WaterSanitationHygiene)-projects.
At the O’Neill Evolution, which will take place at the Jakobshorn in Davos from January 14th to 19th, VcA will run a raffle, which later will be continued at the Billabong Air & Style in Innsbruck on February 1st and 2nd.
At the ISPO in Munich from February 3rd to 6th, VcA will mainly address WaterSanitationHygiene-topics (WASH).
Last but not least, VcA will attend the World Rookie Finals in Ischgl from April 4th to 6th. There we will inform and educate the next generation of snowboarding about problems in supplying developing countries with clean drinking water, as well as future projects to improve and eventually solve those problems. (more...)
|LCI, VcA and GAA shout out loud: Go for it, RIG! |
LCI is an International Service Club. It has its roots in England where the wives of Round Table members founded the first Circle in Bournemouth in 1930.
LCI is now present in 36 countries with a total membership of approximately 13,000.
Every second year, a new International Charity Project is chosen and supported by all member countries for a period of two years.
Viva con Agua is very happy to be the new international charity project for 2012 and 2013. (more...)