Many people have kept asking us about the status of the caravan and wondered
if the project was dead, postponed or in process. Many, many thanks to
all of you for your interest! The answer is: We keep on trying.
But we had to learn and to admit to ourselves that our first appeal for
the realization of the Qafila-t-as Salamt remained - sorry to say - almost
without any constructive success: We do not get that dimension of political
support it takes to get the money for the caravan. Furthermore, we had
to learn and to admit to ourselves that, for reasons of time and money,
we will not be able to continue our efforts as intense as we did that
over the last three years.
Yet, we are still convinced not only of the fascination of the Qafila-t-as Salam,
but also its necessity in this tangled situation of our world. Therefore:
We must keep on trying.
As a consequence, we (the organization team) met again in July 2002 in
order to discuss different possibilities of how to continue. In the course
of this meeting, we decided in general to try to find partners from industry,
trade and services as well as artists and private people.
Some concrete steps have been taken:
- Changing the route: only traversing black Africa see FAQ
- In a worldwide appeal to artists we invite artists from all
fields of art to take part in our "virtual caravan".
- In a worldwide appeal to industry, trade and service companies
we ask for material support of the caravan. This appeal also contains
suggestions of what different companies / branches could do to help
the caravan on its way.
- activities in Africa and Europe: German
bakerie in Bamako (Mali) / African music in Düsseldorf (Germany)
- letter to the (German) industry
In addition, anybody wanting to support this project in a certain way,
please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and let us know what kind of support you would like to offer. - You are
Thank you very, very much for your interest.