Close to my heart is my project which I am going to introduce to you:
What am I doing ?
I am refurbishing old wagons into individual spaces for either living, recreation, creative time, or even work - any usage you can possibly imagine. The wagons are mobile, stand alone, functional as well as cosy, throughout any season of the year. I am going to realize my project with unemployed craftsman, willing to work together with YOUTHS with a challenging / difficult social background. They shall (re-)gain self-confidence, trust, meaning/purpose in themselves and in life, adding value whilst building/creating something useful with their own hands/work.
Why am I doing it?
I remember my son being mobbed when he was around 7 years old, I felt his pain, fear and despair. Today I see how kids interact with each other, giving themselves names to subject the other, beat up the weak instead standing up for their rights towards teachers, parents, and dark Alphas. I see shootings on TV and how offending lead to aggression as well as revenge, which sweeps all over our planet as fights and wars. I remember my father and my grandfather, being unpatient and always in a hurry, snatching tools out of my hands and yelling at me when I was not quick enough. I remember my father being ashamed and angry 'cause I was kind of weak and more creative and tender rather than a hard worker in the german postwar generation. I remember myself frozen and full of fear when they gave me orders, and because I got more and more fearfull and nervous they looked down at me like an unworthy life and one day this was even verbalized. I remember my old Nazi Guitar teacher beating our fingers with a metal ruler when we made mistakes - and see myself putting my guitar back in a case and in storage, untouched.
Umpteen years later, I am 55 years old today, I enjoy playing my nice and sensitive guitar solos without any sheets and with a selfcreated, unusual, only two finger technique.
I was lucky to see "Scary Guy" live, when he tought kids not to listen to insults and not to swallow it through their ears into their hearts. He tought them not to eat the poisoned apple but to spit it out. I listened to Chuck Spezzano talking about life purpose, and that every human being out of the billions has a very individual task to fulfill, and only YOU as THE ONE of these billions is here for exactly THIS particular job and ONLY YOU can actually do it. And if not done it will be missing.
Kids, Youngsters and all kind of young men truely need life- and heartprooven, experienced elders which serve as a role model, who are strong, passionate and structured on the one side but also patient and listening on the other side, and being tought and having learned devotion and that life is bigger then every single man or tribe, country or even religion. They need elders with a clear and serving "King and Warrior of Light" quality, who also have the caring, loving and magicians qualities. The young need INITIATION to feel deep inside that they are STRONG and WORTH and ABLE.
How am I going to do it?
I created a wonderful free wheeling home wagon, refurnished and restored by myself and some helping heands, with my own skills, which I learned by patient watching, asking and just trying to do it in my own way. Meanwhile I am grateful to receive orders for another four wagons and another pack of three. You see my prototype wagon which is sold to Portugal as a countryside cabin for living and yoga. When I put it out for sale, I received requests from a Forest Kindergarten, a Skyte School at the seaside, a beekeeper, a dropout and a teacher and therapist, a writer and musician. One woman wants three of them to place them in U-shape with an inside terrace roofed by a foldable tent. She wants the wagons to be autonomous, ecological and equipped with solar. Very nice is the foldable terrace I built at approx. 3meters height of the wagon which provides a view from the top, also being able to take a different perspective. When I sat there having finished my work and enjoying my Espresso, my thoughts cleared up and I felt more centered after a while. Sitting there, I had the vision to do what I have to do now.
For this, I now need money for renting land, storage and a factory workshop for approx. three wagons, a second hand transporter, a little tractor, more tools then I actually have, around three used basic wagons, material like wood for flooring, isolation, windows, domes, doors, wires and so on. I need money for helpers and advisers, or possibly a lawyer if I can not find them voluntary and if the kids might get out of some trouble. I am in contact with social workers and therapists when there might be need for talking and healing. The kids will get fairly paid and will be supported to find some kind of flow that makes hard work fun, and they will experience the middle between fussy and too much laid back. It is close to my heart that I can help one or the other to discover, experience and establish their own talent and in the very best case with some luck their life purpose.
If one of the kids wants to work on his/her own wagon, they can use the place/workshop area after work or on weekends including the tools and I / we will also help them. The gain/profit of a sold wagon flows back into the project and in a fair but truly not exorbitant loan also for the instructors if we cannot find them voluntary.
What also might happen:
In the long run my goal is to create a kind of "Anti-mobbing SHELTER Wagon" which wanders from school to school for kids to come in for talks, when they seek help, or have the need for mediation or when they are simply lost. What I miss in this world is something like an emergency number/place the kids can turn to in order to seek help, in order to ideally prevent catastrophes or crazed actions - BEFORE the kids act. They could call this emergency number if they get more and more caught in killing and revenge fantasies. I very much appreciate a lot Maria Montessori´s education approach: "Help me to help myself" and "An elephant needs other lessons and skills being tought than a giraffe or a hippo".
I need your support. Please donate any amount of money to support my growing project.
Many heartfelt thanks for your donation. Wishing you and your loved ones all the very best.