Sensational good news for "Partnerschaft für Afrika": Friederike Heidenhof has just been awarded the Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) by the President of Germany Franz-Walter Steinmeier. It is the highest award the Federal Republic of Germany can provide to an individual person. She received this medal of honour in recognition of her leadership and work with Partnership for Africa. It does not include any financial support. We are all very proud of this award which is a reflection of the relevance of Friederike’s engagement, the work of Partnership for Africa and the tremendous support from all our sponsors.
Friederike wants to dedicate this medal of honour to a specific project which is highly relevant before the background of the current political, economic and social crisis. The war in the Ukraine has caused massively increasing food prices all over Africa, also in Tanzania. As a result, our schools and orphanages are struggling to cover the expenses for food.
To address this issue in a sustainable manner we need to further increase the independence of our schools and orphanages from the food market. We will, therefore, further boost and extend the activities of our youth and orphanage farm that are geared towards the production of high quality food. We will focus incoming donations on these activities and continue to count on your support.