Who are we?
We are Vincent (r) and Jesse Oberdorf (l). For over 23 years now we have been twin brothers, born and raised in the Southern part of the Netherlands, now both studying in Utrecht. For the last year and a half we have been fully engaged in our project In2Afrika which brought us on a journey through the African continent from February until July 2015.
In recent years we put everything into our studies, in respectively Tilburg (Vincent, public administration) and Utrecht (Jesse, Law). As a student in the Netherlands, when you can muster the motivation to make the most of your study as it is, you find yourself in a postion with endless possibilities! You can choose to develop yourself in other ways and places than just in the lecture halls. Even simply taking a half year off is possible! With our studies for the undergraduate section almost or fully completed, it was time to throw ourselves on a new adventure, which was making a long journey.
Aware of the privileged position described above, however, a feeling came over us more and more that just "traveling" alone would not be enough. There had to be a way in which we could not only develop ourselves with our trip, but also reach out to a much wider audience. With a shared interest in development and development aid, a idea was soon born, and slowly developed into what it is today. Under 'mission and vision’ you can read what the In2Afrika-project is really about.
We share our experiences in the preparation for, during and after our trip. Our project stands or falls with the followers we reach out to! Therefore, like our Facebook and check our website regularly.
Function: Chairman - Secretary
Studies: Lawin Utrecht
Travels Europe: Interrail; (Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Zagreb, Split) Eurotrip; (Munich, Vienna, Bratislava, Milano)
Travels outside Europa: Istanbul, Azian part
Movie: Intouchables, 2011
Book: In Europa, Geert Mak
Travel coordinator: Tanzania - Namibië
Function: Vice-chairman - Treasurer
Study: Public administration in Tilburg, International Development Studies in Utrecht
Travels Europa: Brussels, Paris, London, Istanbul, Budapest, Prague, Vienna, Milano, Bratislava
Travels outside Europe: Bangkok, United States.
Film: Into the Wild, 2007
Book: Het Huis van de Moskee, Kader Abdolah
Travel Coordinator: Nattenhoven - Uganda