New and intended sponsorship projects

Here you will find our new and intended sponsorship projects as well as the descriptions of the projects we realized already.

Project 03/2019 Sponsorship of education and talents for pupils at a School in Solms/Germany

theatre figures (photo: Wulkow-Foundation)

Our Foundation supports a theatre workshop at the Integrated Comprehensive School (IGS) in Solms/Germany. Under the issue “Sponsorship of exploration of individual creativity and special talents” the playfully education of the workshop is staying in the midpoint where all pupils can take part. A corresponding commitment was given recently by the board members of the foundation, Dieter and Bettina Wulkow during an art exhibition of IGS-pupils. The engaged teacher Hannah Hagner contacted our foundation submitting a sponsorship inquiry introducing this school project as follows:

„In our Comprehensive School IGS located in Solms/Province Hesse/Germany our philosophy is to look after all pupils and offering them the possibility to explore their natural abilities and creativity according to their individual performance. Our aim is to achieve a high educational level for all pupils. We strive toward this goal by means of individual teaching structure, team building and to support pupils with a learning disability by helping them to explore and unfold their individual creativity and their talents. Our Comprehensive School IGS supports the integration of pupils with different cultural background and other nationality by strengthening the social cohesion.”  High level education is a commitment therefore we offer additional enhancement courses to help pupils to explore their natural abilities e.g. instrumental lessons or training opportunities in art and technical lesson courses. 

At present, there are working two mandatory elective art courses on a special theatre workshop project. The creation of an artistic design and decoration, the scenography and costumes for a new Theatre Project is the objective of this project. Thus the natural ability and individual creativity of the pupils is what will be practised and pupils will explore and unfold their own talents. A sustainable project which supports not only the individual ability and creativity of pupils but also their social cohesion by motivation and teamwork experiences what can be enhanced  and passed over to others.

The Dieter and Bettina Wulkow Foundation does contribute this project with 500.- Euro.

Photos: Pupils Art exhibition of IGS Solms 2018 (pics approved by IGS for publication)

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Project 02/2019 Elucidation, education mediation and medical treatment of Kenyan women affected by FGM

Second contribution project Desert Flower Centre Hospital Waldfriede/Berlin-Germany
Evelyne Brenda with her proteges in a Kenyan Rescue Centre

Yet in 2016 the Dieter & Bettina Wulkow Foundation has consigned a contribution to the Desert Flower Centre/Waldfriede, Berlin. The Hospital Waldfriede, Berlin- an educational hospital of the famous Charité University Clinic provides medical treatments for the Desert Flower Centre for FGM (female genital mutilation) patients. They are specialized in the treatment and operation technics for Kolo-Proctology and pelvic complaints. Many women in Africa suffers by the consequences of  FGM and physical abuses. Bettina Wulkow recently has contacted Mr. Bernd Quoß, Chairman of the Hospital Waldfriede and Director of the Desert Flower Centre in Berlin. He mentioned that the situation of the involved women in Africa is still critical and there is still a big need of help. Our foundation intends to help again to reduce the harm of girls and young women and to make a treatment in Berlin or in Africa possible. Even the education during their stay in the Hospital or a Rescue Centre is our issue. Steady doctors of the Desert Flower Centre-Waldfriede Berlin are operating e.g. in Kenya/Africa to treat there women. We have decided to sponsorship a new cooperation project of the Desert Flower Centre Waldfriede Hospital Berlin the charitable work of Ms.Evelyne Brenda in Kenyan rural communities. Therefore we recently contacted Evelyne. Continued support of the Dieter & Bettina Wulkow Foundation: The Foundation is deeply impressed by the sustained commitment of the Hospital Waldfriede Berlin-Desert Flower Center and has decided to join the cooperation project „Help for the rescue centers“ of Evelyn Brenda in Kenia. The foundation will promote this project with a financial contribution. The focus is also to support school education and continuing education for the girls and women concerned. Eveline Brenda came to Germany 20 years ago with her husband Frank. They met in Somalia where they cared for girls and women suffering in FGM. Originally Eveline comes from the Kisi community in Kenia. With the support of the Hospital Waldfriede Evelyne is supervising 3 rescue centres where girls and young women can get medical help and treatment to prevent them from FGM. She recently sent us a short report which we like to quote: Evelyn calls her patients whom she rescued from FGM „her girls“. She knows their courage and strength to endure humiliation and celebrates the new liberty the girls discover. With Evelyne the girls became a voice to speek about their personal experience of their FGM trauma. In 2016 together with her collegue Dr. Cornelia Strunz/Desert Flower Centre Hospital Waldfriede she was awarded with the Louise-Schröder-Medal for her tireless work on FGM involved women. The Rescue Centres Kajiado, Bisil and Samburu are a safe sanctuary for the girls and women suffering in FGM, domestic violence and forced marriage. So far 160 girls escaped the cultural rite and came to these rescue centers. They not only receive there medical treatment but also the possibillity to get education or to complete an apprenticeship. This is a wonderful help cause girls in Kenyan Communities eg. Maasai, Samburu, Marakwet, Kuria, Gusii and Pokt where FGM is widely spreaded, they will be forced to marry in a young age and to leave the school to be a futural mother and they have to take care for their children and their new family. Evelyne mentioned that the girls and women need psychosocial support after the FGM treatment to deal with the social effects of this process in their communities and also in their families. Evelyne reported that despite of their circumstances some of her girls could finish school sucessfully or could get a University Degree. (all photos by Evelyne Brenda, approved for publishing)

More information see also our realized project no. 1/2016

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Project 01/2019 "Organisation of a German-language-remidial course for pupills of different countries of origin"

Intensive German language workshop in school for non-native speaking pupils at August-Bebel-Gesamtschule Wetzlar/Germany

A German lesson course (didactic workshop) will be offered as special workshop using modern methods role-playing games to enable pupils to strengthen and improve their knowledge in German at the August-Bebel-Gesamtschule, Wetzlar/Germany.

A couple of months ago we introduced to sponsor education of young refugees in Germany We started to sponsor with our sponsorship project 04/2018 the school education of a young Somalian handicapped refugee which we enhanced by creating a new sponsorship Project 01/2019. 

At suggestion of the local Department for Immigration Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Wetzlar whom we contacted to investigate and evaluate the best possibilities to sponsor this young handicapped Somalian boy, we followed their proposal to sponsor education in school where this young Somalian boy can participate among other class mates.Thus we did get into contact with the relevant school the Somalian boy goes to, the August-Bebel-Gesamtschule, Wetzlar and after discussions held with the Principle of this School and the teacher of this class, the Members of the Board of our Foundation concluded to sponsor an intensive lesson workshop in German language for pupils, non-native speakers. This workshop shall motivate the pupils to learn German by applying specialized teaching methods which shall help the pupils to improve their knowledge in German. Our thanks are given to the class teacher’s efforts who is organising and render possible this intensive lesson (workshop). Better knowledge in German language in reading and writing to integrate them into the standard class and enabling them to participate in the standard lessons, this is the objective of the class teacher of academic class 5 at the August-Bebel-Gesamtschule. The Board and advisory board of our Foundation concluded to support this education workshop of the teacher and we will contribute this project with an amount of € 1.000.-. This sponsorship project will be realized beginning of the year 2019. 

Supplementory sponsorship projects in the continuing period 2018 - 2019

We kindly ask our Website visitors to inform themselves under column "News 11-06-2018" on our new planned sponsorship projects.

Realized sponsorship projects

In this column we have listed our realized sponsorship projects, the Dieter & Bettina Wulkow Foundation have promoted

Project 05/2018 - Sponsorship for working with children and youth in the country side area of Vogelsberg-Germany

Project 04/2018: Education Sponsorship for a knee amputated young Somalien refugee Abdirahman Hasan

Abdirahman (nickname Abdi) is a 10 ½ years old keen boy, who with his mother escaped from the civil war troubles out of Somalia in 2016. Abdi lived with his family in the capital Mogadischu, where he has grown up together with 9 siblings (5 brothers and 4 sisters) until his 4th year of life, as one day

a bomb had ruptured his both legs close at his play area.

From now on everything has changed in the still young life of Abdi. His father left the extended family

After Abdi got his first knee operation, the siblings have been distributed to relatives or strewed about unknown habitations inside the country, a young brother died. Posed on one’s own, being threat and humiliated, the mother and Abdi fled, after the second operation of his knees, which was still done in Mogadischu, by ship across Turkey, Italy at first to Swizerland. There they remained for at least 10 months, whereby Abdi has got three additional surgeries on his amputated knees.  

At the beginning of 2017 Abdi and his mother have got the legal permission to enter Germany where both came to Wetzlar across Frankfurt and Giessen (refugee registration). Here since about one year they live in a refugee home.

In Wetzlar, Germany Abdi went to the Albert-Schweitzer-School until summer 2018. Now with the upcoming autumn school year Abdi will change to the 5th class at the August-Bebel-School, Wetzlar.

In the hospital in Wetzlar Abdi was operated again on his knees and he has got two adjusted lower limb prosthesis. But the prosthesis causes still greater problems with a lot of pain. The stumps bleed and another surgery is planned at the University Hospital in Giessen.

Meanwhile Abdi speaks a good German and he loves his school education. In the refugee home he translates very often when other refugees have linguistic and understanding problems.  

In spite of his special disabled situation, Abdi is a keen and a good humoured boy who will not surrender on his fate, but rather a forward-facing boy who will learn as much he can get on education. Abdi would like to support his learning effect by having a computer or a laptop/tablet and a printer. The Dieter & Bettina Wulkow Foundation wants to realize this wish of Adbi as soon as possible.

First of all for the new school year the Foundation has outfitted Abdi with new youth clothings in a proper style and with a modern schoolbag. Abdi was very pleased about the gifts.

Photos: all by Dieter & Bettina Wulkow Foundation with the friendly permit of Abdirahman and his mother Mudah for publishing

 

Wetzlar, August 1st 2018

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Project 03/2018 Completion of a Childrens Home „Safehaven“ of the organization Meals on Wheels in Struisbaai, Western Cape – South Africa

Since some weeks we are in contact with the South African organization “Meals on Wheels, (Bloemfontain) especially the Struisbaai Western Cape branch.

The„Meals on Wheels“ organization cares for disadvantaged, underprivileged and handicapped children. These children without admission and support of the organization Meals on Wheels are looking into a future without perspectives.  

The organization helps with feeding programmes, intensive care by social help workers and in special cases they try to give them an accommodation for several weeks, months and sometimes for several years. In this home “Safehaven” they will be kept safe, because most of them suffered in violence in their destroyed families. 

Such a new home is just under construction in Struisbaai by the Western Cape branch of Meals on Wheels but the house cannot be finished due to unavailable funds. Our foundation was contacted by Seloma Gouws, Branch Manager of  Struisbaai Meals on Wheels organization. She asked us of urgent help and she has given us the following report (Photos by Meals on Wheels Community Services, Struisbaai, S.A., with the friendly consent of the attendees and the organization for usage):

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Project 02/2018 YOUPSA Mobile Library and Book Club Projct

in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

In the new sponsorship year 2018 we would like to give more support to literacy projects in Africa. One of the projects we are planning to sponsor is the local education charity Youth Potential South Africa -YOUPSA, which is located in the Eastern Cape region.

YOUPSA helps to improve literacy in the disadvantaged rural villages and paves the way to awaken the creativity, potential and purpose in South African youth. They have so far started 6 Mobile Village Libraries, providing a platform for “Village Book Clubs” for young people to experience reading, learning, listening and discussing the various topics that they read about.

Each Mobile Library consists of a strong carrier bag containing 30 – 35 beautiful and exciting books for all ages, plus a lending register. The Mobile Library can be taken from village to village, from home to home. From this the YOUPSA Village Book Clubs have arisen.

An important aspect of these Clubs is the focus on reading for enjoyment, allowing children to choose what they love to read. This gives children the opportunity and freedom to improve their literacy outside of school and also during holidays. 

Young student mentors are engaged and lead the mobile library. They support their peers in developing literacy and act as inspiring role models for them by lending out books, leading book discussions and reading out loud to others. Sometimes during their visits they motivate new young people who become interested in becoming a mentor or a librarian themselves, and who then help to extend the idea of Mobile Village Libraries and keep the Book Clubs alive. They also learn to care for the book inventory. Mentors or librarians often become role models and gain respect in their villages. 

Who YOUPSA is

Youth Potential South Africa - YOUPSA is a Non-Profit- and Public Benefit Organisation (NPO 156-968 / PBO 930051112), founded by Ray Schöne und Alexis Salaman in 2015. “We bring education alive by igniting the inner spark in youth”, says Ray Schöne, one of the co-founders of YOUPSA. Ray and Alexis both have vast experience in charitable work in rural South Africa, Namibia and Kenya.

They partner with disadvantaged schools in remote rural areas in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and impact students and their communities, school principals, teachers and School Governing Bodies (SGB). At present YOUPSA supports 6 schools in the Chalumna Area, Buffalo City Metro and elsewhere in the Eastern Cape, impacting over 2.000 students and their communities, 6 school principals, 85 teachers and 30 members of SGBs. 

The Urgent Education Situation in the Eastern Cape region, South Africa

In rural areas of South Africa children experience extremely broken circumstances and are surrounded by numerous stressors that make it difficult for them to learn and thrive. 

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Project 01/2018 School Library for the KOB-High School, Kakoro, Uganda

Here we introduce you into our first new sponsorship project 2018. It is a literacy project in which we cooperate as a partner of the organizations NEIA e.V. Germany and Obumu Tuyambe, Uganda by supporting the composition of a school library for the new erected KOB-High School in Kakoro-Uganda.

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Project 05/2017 Promotion of the Missionary Work of GAiN e.V. Giessen-Germany

GAiN (Globel AID Network e.V.) is the humanitarian partner of the Missionary Organization Campus for Jesus Christ e.V. Giessen-Germany. By the way of GAiN our foundation supports the assignment of the Missionary Work, who in voluntary public relations assists mission projects for needy children all over the world. The Missionary Organisation has e.g. amongst others supports aid projects in India, Nigeria, Uganda and Haiti. By an amount of 1.000,- € our sponsorship helps to promote the publicity especially of Ms. Christina Schmidt. Christina by her function and donation campaigns generates donations for the international aid projects of GAiN.

Christina Schmidt reports how she was inspired to help for the GAiN campains: “ I like very much to write and to edit texts. I love people and the communication. For GAiN and the public relation I can use my talents for God and humans who are in poverty. For this appeal I write texts for Emails and letters, flyers and other media. In this I tell stories e.g. about Iraqi refugees, poor families in Armenia or about Holocaust survivors in Israel and about more people, GAiN is engaged to help. My emphasis with my work is to touch hearts that I can win more and more people to help with us to relieve the distress of humans in the world”.

More information refer to: www.GAiN-Germany.org

(Usage of photo and flyer with the friendly consent of Ms. Christina Schmidt, GAIN, Giessen, Germany)

Project 04/2017 St. Josephs Home for chronically ill children in Montana/South Africa

St. Josephs Home Montana/Südafrika

On February 13th, 2017, the members of the  Board of the Dieter and Bettina Wulkow Foundation (Dieter and Bettina Wulkow) had the opportunity to visit the St. Joseph’s Home for chronically ill children in Montana, a suburb of Cape Town in South Africa. CEO of the St. Joseph’s Home, Thea Patterson gave them a very warm and heartily welcome. Thea Patterson did not only show and explain to us in great details the task and the aim of the children’s home; moreover she took us around the St. Joseph’s Home and introduced us to all the wards and her staff members.

(Photos: by our own and St. Josephs Home for chronically ill Children, Montana, S.A. with the friendly consent for usage)

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Project 03/2017 Modernization of the University Hospital Alupe with the extension of a birth ward station

The Alupe University Hospital a subsidiary of the Moi University Eldoret, West-Kenya

Sub-project in line with the extension and modernization of an university teaching hospital sponsored by Support Africa Germany in collaboration with German Ministry for Economic and Development (BMZ).

Last Information, 05.11.2017: on November 5th the Dieter & Bettina Wulkow Foundation could transfer a donation in the amount of 3.500,- € to Support Africa e.V. to finance 6 mother-child-beds for the new Birth-Ward-Station in the Alupe University Hospital. At present Support Africa prepares the sending of several Sea-Containers to pack the new equipment for the whole charitable project "modernization of the Alupe Univerity Hospital, West-Kenya. 

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Project 02/2017 Health treatment for children with serious burns injuries in the Holy Family Mission Hospital, Phalombe, Malawi

Dieter & Bettina Wulkow and Mrs. Gisela Scheffer-Becker, Board Members of our Foundation on their symbolic contribution presentation to MalawiMed. e.V. members Wiebke Heilmann and Kolja Pocha

a cooperation partnership project of the association MalawiMed. e.V., Heidelberg/Germany, an organization of students and doctors of the medical faculty of the University of Heidelberg

A donation of 3.500,-- € was handed over to the organisation  MalawiMed e.v. in Heidelberg. This contribution will be used for one of our two sponsorship projects in Malawi, reported on our Website, see column “News” .The donation which we handed over to  the organisation MalawiMed e.V., a team of students and prospective doctors of the medical faculty of the University of Heidelberg, will be applied for the health and curative medical treatment of ill children in their collaboration partnership hospital, the Holy Family Mission Hospital in Phalombe, Malawi.

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Project 01/2017 MALAWI Education Project Linguni-Hope for the Youth

...a nurse clears up...

The foundation EKARI Deutschland e.V. entered a cooperation and partnership with the “theatre group “LINGUNI HOPE FOR THE YOUTH” in Malawi and by theatre performances and comedy sketches (performed in both ways humoristic and mournful) pupils in schools shall learn education and difficult life questions in a playful way.

The Linguni-Theatre-Group was very pleased about our donation. They sent us a video were they forward many thanks to us:

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Education and health care-mosaic 2017

Please click on education mosaic 2017

The idea of an "education and health care-mosaic 2017" becomes reality. The foundation board members after clearance of talks and information have decided to support three new projects (one in Alupe, Kenya and two projects in Phalombe, Malawi).The education of young people, especially in third world countries or of children who grow up in needy families is the prime reason of our support. Everybody has the human right of education. Education is the key for a peaceful living on our planet earth. Also the question of intensive health care especially for children has to be solved in the poorest countries in Africa

We would like to involve you in this, our new projects. For the respective sponsoring we bring in first our own aid and second we tout for your donation, in that you chose one or more mosaic stones of our mosaic-photo (pls. open the download file) or you grant an optional donation amount - whatever you would like to sponsor.

We kindly ask you, to transfer your donation to our donation account (if not already known, pls. contact us - vorstand@wulkow-stiftung.de).

(Photo: by our own, Dieter & Bettina Wulkow Foundation)

Possible engagement in a Scholarship and School-Feeding Program in Malawi/Africa

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We think about supporting schools in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in Africa. There are some possibilities to help, which we at present evaluate. One possibility is investing into education of local poor children e.g. in the Phalombe district. Thereby we focus onto a scholarship- as well as a participation of a schoolfeeding-program.

(Photo: by Verbeke Homes, El Doret, Kenya, with the friendly consent for usage)

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Desert Flower No. 2 Waldfriede, Berlin - we plan a new sponsorhsip

We sponsorship with the project Desert Flower Center medical treatment and psychosocial care for girls and women living with FGM (female genital mutilation) 

(Photos: by our own and the Desert Flower Center-Krankenhaus Waldfriede, Berlin, Germany, with the friendly consent for usage by Board Member Mr. Bernd Quoß)

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Intendend sponsorship project 1. education mosaic 2016

We would like to introduce you into our new idea of an "education-mosaic". Once the point is to support education of young people, especially in third world countries or of children who grow up in needy families. Every body has the human right of education. Education is the key for a peaceful living on our planet earth.

On the other side we would like to involve you in this, our new project. You can submit us your own proposals, where and what you would like to sponsor. We clear the way and include your proposals into our sponsorship prospects. For the respective sponsoring we bring in also our own aid and we tout for your donation, in that you chose one or more mosaic stones of our mosaic-foto (pls. open the download file). Your donation in reference to the chosen mosaic stone(s) please transfer the amount to our donation account (pls. see under the rubrik Donate).

We thank you so much for supporting our donation mosaic for education.

Dieter and Bettina Wulkow

(Photos: by our own and the Verbeke Homes, El Doret, Kenya, with the friendly consent for usage)

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Project 01/2016 The Wulkow Foundation supports the Desert Flower Center - Waldfriede Hospital in Berlin

Bettina Wulkow, chairwoman of the Dieter and Bettina Wulkow Foundation supports the Hospital Waldfriede, Berlin which provide medical treatments for the Desert Flower Center for FGM (female genital mutilation) patiens. Bettina Wulkow handled over a donation of 2.530,- € to Bernd Quoß, Chairman of the Hospital Waldfriede, Berlin and Director of the Desert Flower Center in Berlin om April 13th 2016. With the donation a Somalian woman in Waldfriede can get medical treatment to heal up her physical and psychical wounds.

(Photos: by our own and the Desert Flower Center-Krankenhaus Waldfriede, Berlin, Germany, with the friendly consent for usage by Board Member Mr. Bernd Quoß)

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Donation for Brooklyn Chest Children Hospital in Ysterplaat/South Africa

Dieter and Bettina Wulkow Foundation have sponsored a new sun shade port for the outdor playground close to the integrated school of the hospital.

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Small village community in a rural area close to El Doret, Kenia/Africa

Emily Verbeke and her sister Janet Kemboi

Promoting a home- and school construction in a small community for the poorest children around El Doret, Kenya. On February 09th 2015 the project by a donation of 5.100 Euro could be finalized.

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Sponsorship project in Philippines

Mrs. Valerie Smith-Orr

Medical Care Ward of Valerie Smith-Or, an Australian Nurse, for seriously burns injured children and physically handicapped children.

On the 5th January 2015 this project could be finalized with a donation of 5,550 Euro.

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Studentship to Patrick Xanthi Capetown

Dieter and Bettina Wulkow Foundation grants a studentship for Patrick for his study in Business Management and IT

(Photo by Patrick Xhanti, Cape Town, S.A. with the friendly consent for usage)

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