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Foundational
Homes for Humanity

... and their inspiring founders and hosts

Ten Exemplary Homes for Humanity from five continents co-initiated the Home for Humanity movement for planetary regeneration. Meet here their visionary founders and hosts – sharing a bold global vision and collaborating across borders for an inclusive, regenerative, just and peaceful future for all life on our One Home, Earth.

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Prof. Alexander Schieffer
& Dr. Rama Mani

Integral Home Campus, France

Co-Founder

Vision-Motto:

Short personal Bio:

Co-creating a world that is a Home for Humanity, celebrating the Family of Life 

Vision for the next seven Generations:  

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Dr. Daud & Christina Taranhike

Integral Kumusha, Zimbabwe

Co-Founders

Vision-Motto:

Short personal Bios:

Ubuntu-based Community Empowerment & Regeneration of Rural Livelihoods

Vision for the next seven Generations:  

Dr. Daud Taranhike is a passionate businessman who strives to enhance the lives of others and help them reach their full potential in all areas of life, including cultural and socio-economic aspects.

 

Christina Taranhike is a highly skilled businesswoman who uses her extensive knowledge of human resources to drive various community projects. She is the wife of Dr. Daud Taranhike, and is popularly known as "Mai Chimuti". At Integral Kumusha, Christina takes charge and ensures that individuals realize their true potential and empower themselves for the greater good of the community. Her assertive leadership style is instrumental in driving success and making a meaningful impact on the community.

The vision is to see the full eradication of poverty, hunger, and marginalisation in order to enhance rural livelihoods and total well-being. We envision numerous self-sufficient and prosperous rural homesteads and communities where humanity lives in total harmony with the ecosystem of all life and achieves regenerative local economies for the fortune of Zimbabwe, Africa, and the world.

 

Through the transformation of rural homesteads into viable business entities we are creating vibrant self-sufficient economic zones that contribute positively towards national socio-economic development. This legacy will give birth to Ubuntu-based economies that promote prosperity, unity, diversity, inclusivity, empowerment, indigenous and non indigenous knowledge and wisdom, and finally bring about innovation and creativity.

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Helmy & Konstanze Abouleish

SEKEM, Egypt

Founding Family

Vision-Motto:

Short personal Bios:

Creating an Economy of Love through Organic Farming and Greening the Desert.

Vision for the next seven Generations:  

Helmy Abouleish was born in Austria in 1961 to an Austrian mother, Gudrun, and an Egyptian father, Ibrahim. Helmy grew up in Austria and followed his family to Egypt in 1977, where SEKEM was founded by his father Ibrahim Abouleish. From the very beginning, Helmy was fully involved in the development of the SEKEM initiative, and after Ibrahim Abouleish passed away in 2017, he assumed full responsibility. Within Sekem and in general, Helmy has always been committed to sustainable development, which puts the human being at the centre and can only thrive if it is lived holistically in the 4 dimensions of life: culture, society, economy and environment/nature.

Konstanze Abouleish was born in Germany in 1963, moved with her family to Greece in 1966 and back to Germany in 1971. In 1976 the family moved to Egypt and in 1978 she visited Sekem Farm for the first time and was deeply inspired. In 1982 Helmy and Konstanze moved to live on the farm, where Konstanze was involved in teaching and music for the first few years. In 1994 she joined and then managed NatureTex, one of the companies in the Sekem group. Music has always been a part of her life and since 2023 she has been involved in organising social life and community in Sekem. 

We aspire to realise a future where sustainable development flourishes in Egypt and around the world. Our overarching goal is to establish Biodynamic agriculture as the primary solution to address the multifaceted challenges of the 21st century, including environmental preservation, social justice, and food security. We are dedicated to fostering individual growth through holistic education and healthcare initiatives, while creating dignified workplaces to promote well-being.

 

Our commitment extends to pioneering business models aligned with environmental and ethical principles, driving innovation through interdisciplinary research. Advocating for holistic approaches to sustainable development, locally and globally, remains an integral part of our mission for the benefit of present and future generations.

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Thais Corral

Sinal Do Vale, Brazil

Founder

Vision-Motto:

Short personal Bio:

Regenerating Ecosystems, Community & Individuals through Nature-based Learning

Vision for the next seven Generations:  

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Our vision for the next seven generation is the full restoration of social and natural functions of diverse bioregions. Sinal do Vale is working to be an example of a regenerative campus for the future and to act as a catalyst for the restoration in the territory and bioregion where it is located.

We consider decentralised land stewardship arrangements as a central part of the implementation of ambitious global commitments to restore valuable ecosystems.

 

Our vision is to see more and more inspiring examples of a new local economy that produces without destroying, regenerating social and natural ecosystems and enhancing the biodiversity of the bioregion. 

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Dr. Sujata Khandekar,
Rahul Gaware & Mumtaz Shaikh

CORO & Women's Federation, India

Hosts

Vision-Motto:

Short personal Bios:

Find Power Within, Power With and Power to ...

Vision for the next seven Generations:  

Dr Sujata Khandekar is the founding director of CORO. Formerly an Assistant Engineer with the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) in Mumbai, she was assigned to work on adult literacy initiated by the Government of Maharashtra and CORO. Her doctoral research was on 'Meanings of Women's Empowerment'.

Rahul Gaware grew up in a slum, which gave him a deep understanding of his community. He has been associated with CORO since 1995 and was a beneficiary of one of the first Quest Grassroots Leadership Development Programmes. Despite his lack of early education, Rahul has a degree in Economics and an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship. Rahul's interests include organisational development, process management and youth empowerment. 

Mumtaz Shaikh joined CORO in 2000 as a community volunteer in CORO's integrated development programme. Her passion for addressing violence-related issues led her to be elected Secretary of the Mahila Mandal Federation, a CORO-initiated women's organisation with over 10,000 strong community members. Mumtaz has been honoured with the 'Daughter of Maharashtra' award and was recently included in the BBC's list of the 100 most influential women of 2015.

Our collective vision is to create a society based on equality and justice with no discrimination based on caste, gender, class, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age, amongst other factors.

One of the biggest challenges is an acceptance of discrimination or oppression as part of ‘fate’ - combined with a culture of silence. Raising awareness of rights and challenging social norms ​is key in overcoming such hurdles and through capacity building programmes, CORO facilitates change - from a mindset of ‘victim of circumstance’ to ‘change-maker’.​

To realise our collective vision, we vouch to combine our strenghts, mobilise and inspire local people and concerned authorities to ​stand for equality and justice in gender-related issues.

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Fr. Anselm Adodo

PAX HERBALS, Nigeria

Founder

Vision-Motto:

Short personal Bio:

Renew African Indigenous Healing Systems

Vision for the next seven Generations:  

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Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne

Sarvodaya Shramadana, Sri Lanka

President

Vision-Motto:

Short personal Bio:

Awaken All through Integral Development

Vision for the next seven Generations:  

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Dr. Alice Abboud
& Teacher Team

Ahliyyah Mutran Schools, Jordan

Hosts

Vision-Motto:

Short personal Bio:

Integral Transformative Education for Society Building

Vision for the next seven Generations:  

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Driss Alaoui Mdaghri

Come To My Home, Morocco

Founder

Vision-Motto:

Short personal Bio:

Peace-Building and Inclusion through Arts

Vision for the next seven Generations:  

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Zahira Kamal

Kamal Family Home, Jerusalem

Founder

Vision-Motto:

Short personal Bio:

Stop Colonialism and Adopt a Single Standard

Vision for the next seven Generations:  

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