Calendar 2020

Crowdfunding project supported by GADO


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What the Project is about

Our project is a monthly calendar for the year 2020 with cartoons from Godfrey Mwampembwa “Gado”. All the cartoons are related to Africa and are discussed in English and German on the back pages of the calendar. The calendar “Let’s hope, we can!” covers current, acute problems from North- to South-Africa. Us here at the GLOBAL PLAYER, we are global citizens, but culturally speaking we are from Africa.

Try to discover Africa news with us and to view them from our perspective! Promise, we don’t apply the top-down principle of negative news lovers, but rather we resolve the very complex and brutal realities in a satirical manner.

Support our project, then we can send you our DIN A4 calendar by the beginning of December 2019 ☃️, right on time before Christmas! The calendar will inform and accompany you throughout the year. 13 image pages and 13 back pages with texts in English and German.

And for those who want to have more than one calendar, some super presents are waiting!

We ship the calendar to the entire German speaking region, and for an extra fee also world wide.

Goals and target group

For a protracted period of time now we had to learn that negative news and Africa stereotypes are a reason that positive developments and a happy future pass unnoticed. With all the negative news, people - Africans as well as Europeans - have begun to ignore these. Therefore we developed the plan to hook up with Africa news again via political satire.

Furthermore, our goal is to sell as many calendars as possible, so that the street newspaper THE GLOBAL PLAYER can dispose of the financial means necessary to appear regularly.

Our target groups are Africans and people of African origin as well as Africa-connaisseurs, Africa-lovers, Africa-critics, Africa Interested, Africa researchers, Africa-supporters, Africa-travellers, businessmen and -women in Africa and artists.

Reasons to support this project

We see that our time is marked by an increasing indifference and brutalisation to suffering and horrific events, such as genocide, war and refugee movements. As a consequence, the African continent is defined by numerous deficits. Deficitary Africa-images inhibit the people who originate from these cultures as well as the European majority societies to take a creative and entrepreneurial role in these societies. The calendar aims at familiarising the European average citizen with African politics and circumstances of life, and thus at invoking empathy and understanding for the African continent, for its beauty and its at times precarious circumstances.

The calendar furthermore supports 250 street paper vendors, African asylum seekers and European homeless, whom the newspaper THE GLOBAL PLAYER supports solidarity!

If successfully financed, what will happen to the money?

The calendar is produced by the Austrian street newspaper THE GLOBAL PLAYER, and this is where the entire money goes to, apart from the costs for calendar production and remuneration. There are at present 250 street paper vendors working for the GLOBAL PLAYER who are selling the newspaper all over Austria. The money from the calendar crowdfunding is urgently needed to ensure the continuous existence for 2020 of the newspaper.

Who is behind the project?

Apart from Madge Gill Bukasa and Suzanne Ebeid, the initiators of the project from the GLOBAL PLAYER editorial office, there is a number of people involved, who have helped to realise the project with a hands on mentality. Among others these are Julia Hofbauer, Ruud van Weerdenburg, Cyril Chima Ozoekwe and naturally GADO, who has accompanied every step of the project!


Funding the easy way

The crowdfunding platform takes too much time for you
You just want to know pay in and how much
READ THIS INFO PLEASE Choose one of the Packages below. Send us the the required amount of money to our bank account. With your name and shipping address and a contact email-address! Add the name of the package fe. "1 x Kilimajaro" = "1 x Calendar".

Die Bunten Forum

IBAN 946000000510019512 BIC OPSKATWW

We will pay the money into the crowdfunding platform and therefor add it to the crowdfunding amount.

As soon as the crowdfunding time is over we will inform you about the result. If we fail to raise the fundings, your money will be sent back to your account.

If we succeed, you will receive your funding donation at the beginning of December

Die Bunten Forum
IBAN 946000000510019512


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A calendar is a great Christmas gift! Don't forget the old sayer: "Those who crowdfund a calendar for Christmas, will have less stress before Christmas!"


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