TWO CONTINENTS – ONE TEAM!

We are a German-South African team, advocating for the children in the hotspots of the townships. Many of us live in the township themselves. All have long been professionally involved with children and youth or disadvantaged people in the African townships. Therefore, each one of us brings long-time experience, many competencies and a sustainable network to this project. With joint forces we want to support the children in the township and open new perspectives for them.

WHO WE ARE

FOUNDERS:

Biggi Hägemann, Ubomi Founder

Biggi is responsible for the fundraising and further development of Ubomi. It is her heartfelt desire to enable as many children as possible in the hotspots of the townships to have a life and a future.

Thomas Meisterknecht, Ubomi Founder

Thomas Meisterknecht, founder and manager of UBOMI, lives in Khayelitsha and is enthusiastic about change.

Kholeka Matiwane, Ubomi Founder

Khosi, founder and coordinator of UBOMI, lives in Khayelitsha and studies early childhood development.

BOARD:

Bulelani Mvoto, Ubomi Board

Independent filmmaker, owner of the township cinema Snapshot, lives in the township Khayelitsha with his family.

Filbert Mushiringi, Ubomi Board

Science and technology specialist, teaches children in the townships with passion and gets them excited about the extraordinary in science and technology.

Ntokozo Magadla, Ubomi Board

Works in the media and television sector and is a children’s book author. As a child, she herself received great support by a social project and wants to pass this on to the children in the hotspots of the townships.

Simphiwe Mahlanyana, Ubomi Board

Sim is a youth coach and involved and active in projects of cultural diversity.

Zodwa Ngolo, Ubomi Board

graduated from the University of Cape Town with a degree in Law and Social Sciences, with focus on Gender and Women’s Studies, Sociology und Politics. Her passion is devoted to the development of communities.

TEAMS:

Team Gugs

(from left to right): Sindiswa Vokwana, Zolani Vokwana, Xola Lizwe, Judy Mkoko

Team Khayelitsha

(from left to right): Asiphe Luthango, Kholeka Matiwane, Sinethemba Kweleta, Nyameka Memani, Emihle Cata

OUR PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS

MAIN PARTNER:

Jugendherbergen im Nordwesten

PROGRAM PARTNERS ON-SITE:

Butterfly Art
Project Play Handball
Zip Zap Circus

SUPPORTERS AND FOUNDATIONS:

Aktion Mensch
Bürgerstiftung Hemer – „Wenn’s im Leben brennt“
FARM Unternehmenskommunikation
FEINSCHREIBER
Fitters
Internationaler Club der Schlitzohren e.V.
Jan Pecher
Lions Clubs (in Germany and South Africa)
Nature-Guides
Niedersächsischer Fußballverband e.V.
Niedersächsische Lotto-Sport-Stiftung
Stiftung Froschkönig

Stiftung RTL – Wir helfen Kindern

Wingenfelder

BECOME A SUPPORTER

We want a peaceful life and better future for our Ubomi children. We believe in this vision. „It always seems impossible until it’s done“. This quote from Nelson Mandela was our motto when we planned and finally opened our first Ubomi house back in 2016. Please continue to help us realize our vision and enable the children, who so deeply deserve it, to have a life worth living.

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