Background Stories & Interviews

There are plenty of people around the world with the courage to try something new and turn ideas for a better future into reality. Here you’ll hear from our project cooperation partners, network members, and participants in addition to experts in fields that motivate us and make a difference in society.

Interview | Education | 29. January 2020
Unlocking every child’s gifts
How do inclusive experimental lessons work? An interview with primary school teacher Stefanie Trense on new methods for STEM lessons.
Interview | Arts & Culture | 9. January 2020
How Music In Africa is changing the music landscape
After launching in 2013, the Music In Africa Foundation and its online portal have become permanent parts of African music. An interview with Aisha Deme (Senegal) and Serge Maboma (Cameroon).
Interview | Education | 15. November 2019
Local actors – internationally networked
“The only way we can create permanent change in the global education system is by working together with an international network.” Badin Borde on Siemens Stiftung’s network-building efforts.
Interview | Social Entrepreneurship | 28. August 2019
Constant dripping wears the stone
Max Steiner’s work focuses on providing support for the disadvantaged. In Bolivia, he’s spreading the concept of OneDollarGlasses.
Interview | Social Entrepreneurship | 21. May 2019
Driving development with e-mobility
Innovative mobility solutions for rural regions of Africa. Rolf Huber discusses the potential of e-mobility and the approach taken by WeTu, Siemens Stiftung's social enterprise.
Interview | Education | 14. May 2019
Do Design Thinking and STEM go together?
A system for fostering creativity meets science and technology subjects. Will it work? An interview with Christine Niewöhner.
Interview | Social Entrepreneurship | 3. May 2019
Clean drinking water despite drought
The fear of new droughts in Kenya is very real. Tilmann Straub explains how technological solutions help address the problem.
Interview | Arts & Culture | 2. April 2019
A guide to Africa’s music
Music In Africa went online in 2013. Today, the African music platform reaches millions of people every year. An interview with Eddington Hatitye, the director of the nonprofit initiative.
Interview | Social Entrepreneurship | 28. March 2019
Better living conditions for Kenya
The social enterprise WeTu has set out to improve the lives of tens of thousands of people living in rural areas around Lake Victoria. Managing Director Rolf Huber tells us how it all began.
Interview | Education | 9. December 2018
STEAM regions in Latin America
STEM education is a top priority in Latin America, with six “STEAM regions” established in the last year. We spoke with Ulrike Wahl about the STEAM region concept and the goals driving the regional alliances.