At the end of May 2023, a team from Menschenfreude e.V. loads a van for the two Romanian slums visited the previous fall: Patarat, a slum on the outskirts of the big city of Cluj, and Tinca, an already more developed neighborhood near Oradea in the west of the country. On board: solar panels plus technical equipment for installation and a ride-on lawn mower.
From January 26, 2023 Menschenfreude e.V. will be a guest in Alfter’s town hall. The vernissage of MENSCHEN FREUDE BILDER, the first photo exhibition of our non-profit association, will take place at 5 pm. The photographs by Kerstin Schley, Kathrin Anderseck and Jürgen Perteck can be seen until February 8, 2023 during the opening hours of the town hall. Admission is free, but donations are requested. In November 2022 MENSCHEN FREUDE BILDER was already on display at the Dorfhaus Alfter-Gielsdorf. Further dates are planned.
The first photo exhibition of Menschenfreude e.V. was opened at the weekend in the context of a large vernissage. There were about 70 pictures on display, taken by Kerstin Schley, Kathrin Anderseck and Jürgen Perteck, which were taken during the worldwide missions of our non-profit organization. The exhibits were framed by selected artifacts from the respective countries, accompanying texts, and artistic installations. In January 2023, the exhibition will move on – initially to Alfter City Hall. Other locations are planned.
In September, a team from Menschenfreude e.V. was on the road in Romania. Reason for the trip: On the initiative of Elka and Matthias Straub, who have already supported us in several Ukraine transports, a meeting with the Romanian “People to People Foundation” was organized. Among other things, People to People is involved in the cities of Cluj and Oradea for infrastructural facilities in slums, for the creation of educational opportunities and against human trafficking. Initial opportunities for joint projects were explored. Besides Elka and Matthias, Jürgen Perteck as well as Jan and Kathrin Anderseck were there.
At 19. and 20. November 2022 we invite from Menschenfreude e.V. to the Dorfgemeinschaftshaus Alfter. In our first photo exhibition “MENSCHEN FREUDE BILDER” we show selected motives, which were taken during our missions in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Senegal, Nepal, Romania and to the Ukrainian border. We cordially invite you to the vernissage with champagne reception on 19.11.2022 at 6.30 pm. On Sunday, the exhibition will be open from 10 am to 5 pm. As admission we ask for a voluntary donation. The images, as well as our official 2023 Menschenfreude calendar, are available for purchase. Further dates for the exhibition are planned.