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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; Better intercultural dialogue and understanding are essential to ensure a prosperous future for our species and planet. But the world’s cultural colours are fading fast, and elementary natural wisdom is on the brink of being lost. We need to act now, and see the bigger picture: We are one. And only united in our diversity, we can meet the enormous challenges we face. It is a great opportunity...

Caught in the act! The Maasai committee is in budget meeting for the building of the first Maasai Cultural Education Center (MCEC). The Maasai is a semi-nomadic community, harmonious living with nature and livestock. The complexity of development and urbanisation have effects on continuing living the culture. The Jimmy Nelson Foundation supports in building the MCEC to preserve the language, stories, ceremonies to pass to future generations. More information for you on how to donate will follow soon! #Maasai #workinprogress #unitedindiversity...

Today, on United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity, director Senthil Kumar and artist Jimmy Nelson send out a worldwide call to preserve global cultural heritage by portraying the world’s last indigenous cultures as the sentinels, the guardians, of our planet. “There has never been a better time than now than to bow and acknowledge the superheroes of the natural world. They can guide us out of these dark times into the light of a healthy future.” - Artist Jimmy Nelson Join our mission for the preservation of cultural identity! #SOS WATCH THE VIDEO Made in collaboration with Senthil Kumar / Music by Dhruv Ghanekar...

Our Reciprocity Projects section on the website is currently under construction. Whilst this time we are working online with our contact persons to develop these projects. We aim to have their new lay-out ready in June 2020 after which it will be possible for you to donate in a specific project of your choice!...

The first lessons of Cult-ED which are now available on our website in both English and Dutch! Cult-ED is a free educational program that focuses on culture and world citizenship. With Cult-ED, children can travel digitally to faraway places, from Mongolia and Bhutan to Peru and French Polynesia, to learn about cultures and traditions. Each program focuses on one community and contains four lessons with the themes location, people, lifestyle and tradition. The program is for children from 11 to 15 years old and the worksheets can be downloaded on the Jimmy Nelson website. Because the program is user-friendly, children can follow...

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...

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...

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...