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.
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.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine and our appeal for donations, countless people have participated in our actions. Today we would like to take a look at the many ideas and projects of children and young people. In kindergartens, elementary schools and secondary schools in North Rhine-Westphalia, people are crafting, baking and even running for our Menschenfreude aid projects.
Ukraine aid, school satchel campaign and well construction in Madagascar… in august it will go on here…
With the start of the summer vacations, we are also taking a short summer break in the Menschenfreude media. Behind the scenes, however, things are continuing apace: for example, with the school bag campaign run by Janine and Olli Drathen* in Bonn. Jürgen Perteck is involved with the well construction project in Madagascar, among other things. And the aid transports for the people affected by the war in Ukraine also continue – thanks to many volunteers. In mid-August, we will be back at this point: Among other things, with the author’s reading from “Verlassenes Land” by Dr. Knuth Martens in Alfter.
And once again our Menschenfreude chairman Jürgen Perteck has gathered a team around him, consisting of Kerstin Schley, Oliver Drathen and our expert for technology and drinking water: Axel Müller. The destination is Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia….