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Due to the worldwide Corona crisis, we are forced to put all travel-related projects on hold and postpone them for the time being. We want to be able to guarantee everybody included in our projects is safe and healthy. We, here in the Netherlands, will keep working on putting the journeys together and will be in contact with the communities continuously. As soon as matters are safe, we will be able to move forwards. We hope you understand and we will keep you up to date on all developments. Keep safe, The Jimmy Nelson team...

In addition to the Foundation's CULT-ED program, the foundation has been testing our VR material in Dutch hospitals. Thousands of children are in the hospital every day and are not able to play, learn or travel the world. This is why SyncVR Medical in collaboration with the Jimmy Nelson Foundation have put together a VR package for children to travel the world from their hospital beds. With the VR material, they will be able to go on an adventure and therefore learn about the world in a playful way. This can help them be distracted if they are anxious about upcoming procedures...

Next month we will launch CULT-ED. CULT-ED is a FREE education program, based on the work of Jimmy Nelson for upper primary and lower secondary school classes about global citizenship. There are many special cultures, valuable traditions and alternative ways to deal with contemporary challenges. In many ways, we can learn a lot from the fundamental norms and values of other cultures. Our goal is that children learn independently during the lessons how they become a world citizen who treats the world and its people with respect. Children learn about cultural similarities, but also about differences in cultural traditions and...

We at the JNF are continually active doing research as to how best support the communities in safeguarding their culture. This video is the start of a coöperation with Hannah's Willka Yachay charity and the Q'eros themselves, in which we will work together to set up a Centre for Ancestral Culture. When Jimmy met the Q'eros and Hannah Rae Porst in Peru, he learned that a new tarmac road had just reached their village for the first time and had connected them to the rest of the world, whilst exciting could also put their heritage in jeopardy. We need to...

More than a thousand Columbus fans submitted their nominations for the Columbus Travel Awards, the Oscars of the travel world. Which travel organization and destination made a special impression last year? Which travel hero and influencer deserve to be honoured? And which travel photos? Jimmy Nelson was one of the jury members. We announced the winners during a festive ceremony on 18 February at the Sir Adam Hotel in Amsterdam. Over a hundred passionate invited guests from all over the world - from travel organizations and amateur photographers to start-ups and travel bloggers. Check here all the winners. TRAVEL PHOTO OF THE...

Here are the nominations of the Columbus Travel  Awards. Together with Maurice Lede from 3 op Reis and Jimmy Nelson we made a selection out of more than three-thousand pictures. The winner will join one of our projects teams for the Jimmy Nelson Foundation Click in the link to see the nominated pictures. (in dutch)...

The World Economic Forum, which will be held in Davos this month, will be manifested around the theme “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”. It will bring together 3,000 decision-makers, philanthropists and corporate activists from around the world, and aim to assist governments and international institutions in tracking progress towards the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Jimmy himself will be presenting our first-ever Blink Test, an eye locked film showcasing portraiture of the world’s last indigenous people at the Davos House. The ultimate aim is to provoke thought and spark conversation on the importance of safeguarding indigenous...

We, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation support People's Planet Project. This is a social movement of documentary filmmakers. They are transferring film- and storytelling skills to a new generation of indigenous community members who are on the frontline of the real and dangerous fight for the world’s forests. Those skills will enable the most vulnerable communities to capture the unsustainable practices they face every day. Most importantly, indigenous communities could use this video content as proof of evidence to reclaim their forestlands back. For a storytelling workshop for the A'i-Cofán community, living in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador, People's Planet Project...

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...