Partnership for Africa - Alliance of motivated people
Friederike Heidenhof initiated in 2005 the fundraising activities for successful development projects in Tanzania. She succeeded in building a strong alliance of motivated people in Germany who decided to support the excellent work of African people caring for others and improving their livelihood. Finally "Partnership for Africa" was founded in 2011 by seven founding members (see below).
Starting point of the initiative was a three month voluntary consulting job for the Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha by Friederike Heidenhof with the goal to set up a communication unit for the development organization AAIDRO. Since then AAIDRO´s activities are the main focus of our support, but we also support the Living Water Children Center and TRMEGA.
All expenses for administration are covered by three of the founding members!
The communication about the excellent work of our Tanzanian Partners hepled soon to create a network of interested people in Germany. Also through the book "African Hereos" - written and published by Friederike Heidenhof - people in Germany learned about the well designed projects in Tansania. Soon businessmen, friends, family and other private people or successful sportsmen were interested in supporting those projects.The personal relationship between Partnership for Africa and the project coordinators in Tanzania is now the basis for our successful cooperation.
Beside the trustfull dialogue the regular project missions ensure that we can keep the donors always up-dated about the use of their funds. We document the project progress and discuss with the project coordinators and the directors about the further use of the funds.
Meanwhile "Partnership for Africa is officially registered by the German authorities. Also the approval of the non-profit status of the organisation by the fiscal authorites has been executed. Now the organization is allowed to provide certificates in order to receive tax exemptions for the donations.
The founding members are the following:
Friederike Heidenhof M.Sc.
Dr. Günter Heidenhof (Global Practice Manager World Bank)
Johannes Heinrichs (Heinrichs Unternehmensgruppe)
Karsten Lutte (Vorstand Bauking AG)
Dr. med. Ursula Leuchtenberg (Medical Doctor)
Dr. Iris Rommerskirchen (Senior Vice President Schulz GmbH, Krefeld)
Dr. Simon Flümann (Medical Doctor)
Chairman of the Board: Dr. Günter Heidenhof
Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Friederike Heidenhof M.Sc.
Dagmar Plenker, Krefeld