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Kieke from our team was invited to talk about the foundation on BNR radio! What we are doing within our foundation and cultural preservation is now particularly important as our world is changing rapidly. Our ever-growing population and urge for bigger economies have led to both positive and negative developments, such as improved technology and infrastructure, globalisation, consumerism and global warming. Due to technological advances, it feels like we are accelerating into the future faster than ever before, but every day it becomes clearer that we are damaging our planet. To address this we have to inspire all humans to create...

We are very proud of this new feature in the latest issue of Colombus magazine! Columbus magazine and JNF are proudly collaborating together as we believe in sustainable travelling, something that Colombus magazine is promoting with their magazine. Colombus magazine is supporting us in spreading our message of urgency; these communities will not exist anymore in a few years time if we are not careful and change the way we life and travel. It is a great opportunity for us to reach a new audience while promoting the JNF work and the Inti Raymi project in Peru. You can read the article the...

Within the foundation, we facilitate awareness projects which aim awareness about, respect for and pride within indigenous peoples and their cultures by providing them with a positive, celebratory platform. Our third 2018/2019 team of visual storytellers journeyed to Peru to capture the spirit of the Inca 'the Inti Raymi festival' - also known as the Festival of the Sun - through art, film, and storytelling. This latest project of the 'Circle of Cultural Connection': the Quechua, Inti Raymi: the festival of the Inca Empire, is officially out now! Check it out! Thank you Marieke van der Heijden, Ram Paudel and Tanin...

The past years we have been doing a lot of research on how to best support the communities in safeguarding their culture. When Jimmy met the Q'eros and Hannah Rae Porst for the first time, he learned a new road had reached their village a few years ago after which their culture started to change faster than ever before. Therefore we would like to introduce you to Hannah. She has been our inspiration and guide whilst working with the Q'eros. Inspired by her foundation, which she set up 10 years ago, we would now like to follow in her wake and...

At the JNF we believe that education is a powerful tool. In a time where we need to work together to ensure the future of our planet, education about indigenous culture is crucial, yet scarce. The youth is our future and we need to work on acceptance and respect, a subject that even now is not yet taught in schools. Our aim is to include culture lessons within the curriculum of schools around the world. We believe global mutual respect starts in school. [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/t168iDAvmww" align="center"]   A few weeks ago we invited children to watch our 360 content, we and they had...

On June 24, 2019 the yearly festival of Inti Raymi took place and the Jimmy Nelson Foundation team flew to Cusco to document this cultural celebration. The journal for this project is ready and we are happy to share it with you: Quechua Project Journal. In this journal you can read the day-to-day experience of the JNF team during their documenting adventure in Cusco. It's a light, short and entertaining article that will give you a detailed insight into our latest project in Peru. As usual, the team is composed of three volunteers and the JNF Project Manager, Kieke van Maarschalkerwaart. The...

We feel happy that Easy Traveler Magazine contacted the JNF to feature us in their latest issue. It was a good opportunity for us to reach a new audience while promoting the JNF work and the Csikós project in Hungary. You can read the whole article the Easy Traveler Magazine. Page 68 - 80...

Last weekend (Saturday Jun. 15), the Jimmy Nelson Foundation hosted eight children in their office to be the pilots of a digital world trip adventure. As part of the educational program the JNF is building, they invited these enthusiastic kids try out for the first time a 360 VR experience. The VR took them to different beautiful places, where they could briefly meet up some amazing cultures from around the world. After taking this digital tour, the children explained the adventure they just experienced and told us what they thought about VR experiences and if they would like this to be...

At the JNF we believe that education is a powerful tool, but it is yet another sector in our society that lacks inclusion of cultural diversity. For months we have been brainstorming about how to bring to schools the valuable material and information Jimmy Nelson and the JNF have been gathering. We have tested in different schools some of our ideas and although it works, we felt that we were missing something. So, we are very happy to share with you the news that we are now busy developing together with WisMon and TeachVR an educational program that is not...

In just three weeks (June 19) we will have our third project of the ‘Circle of Cultural Connection’. This time, the JNF will be going a bit further to visit the colorful city of Cusco in Peru. At the JNF we believe that festivals are a great moment to document cultural heritage because it brings out the costumes, traditions and most importantly the pride of the community. That is why we are thrilled that our new team is going to document the Inti Raymi festival, also known as the festival of the sun. The festival was created by the Inca...