At a first glance building a facility for keeping small domestic animals doesn’t seem to have something in common with education. The Cologne-based NGO ident.africa has proven otherwise: a chicken farm under the supervision of “Mama Marie” enables women in the north of Cameroon to reinforce their professional autonomy. The earned revenue is supposed to be used for paying school fees, school uniforms, books and stationery. Continue reading
Following the unexpected death of Stefan Wellensen in July 2013, the Fred-Eric Essam and Philipp Karutz appointed Madlen Ehrlich to be a member of the executive committee of ident.africa. Madlen is going to be responsible for finance. Continue reading
Dear friends, dear partners and supporters,
today we have to make a very sad announcement. Our member of the board Stefan Wellensen died much to early and very unexpectedly. We are still looking for the right words in order to give our consternation the right and proper expression. We are not only mourning for a valuable member of ident.africa, but rather for a very good friend.
Stefan Wellensen was an early and very important member of ident.africa. He was actively supporting ident.africa since 2004. He was keeping an eye on the financials of the association year over year, while initiating creative new projects. Thanks to his organisational talent involved in the soccer tournament “Kick4Boboyo” we were able to bring a lot of people in Cologne together and to demonstrate them our project in Cameroon.
We will miss Stefans loveable character, his competence and his willingsness to help very much. The gap that is left by Stefan is big – not only within our association. All the more our honest sympathy goes out to his family.
Dr. Philipp Karutz
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Pawlak