“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life” - Jackie Chan
Thus far, I have traveled to more than 70 countries These journeys have taken me to places such as Burma, the Philippines, Brazil or Ethiopia already more than 15 years ago. Some of these trips were for business and others were with my backpack for my personal projects.
During my trips, I learned one key message from life: life is a struggle for many of us, in particular for children and women.
This led me to found the non-profit initiative ‘Stella Enabling Education e.V.’ more than a decade ago. We focus on education at a personal and professional level, which has the potential to change the lives of those who are in need.
This pro bono work completes my personal value scheme of life.
If you would also like to do good today, feel free to support our initiative by donating 100 EUR, 200 EUR, 500 EUR or 1000 EUR to STELLA BILDUNG BEWEGT E.V. | STADTSPARKASSE MÜNCHEN | IBAN DE 21 7015 0000 1000 | BIC SSKMDEMM
Since all expenses for Stella is funded by private and corporate partners, 100% of your donation flows directly into the realization of our educational projects.
For more info: www.stella-enabling-education.org
Early 2021, I was once again in Indonesia to meet with school children who are seeking education and training to learn how to read, write and do math. We were happy to set up additional school libraries with the support of our local partners and the local administration. The pupils in the remote areas are mainly lacking school books.
Furthermore, we also support a local initiative in the bush of Sumba, a remote island, which is a 1.5 hour flight from Bali. The island is considered to be one of the poorest regions in Indonesia. Electricity and running water are still not readily available throughout the the island. We are proud to support educational training for children from farming families to receive a 2-year hospitality program.
Also in 2021, we supported another local institution based in the Balinese mountain. An Indonesian couple has been very involved in helping handicapped children by providing physical therapy, schooling and proper nutrition. Having a physical handicap in the local culture is often still stigmatized and viewed as bad Karma in life. Because of the sense of shame that the families feel, they keep their disabled relatives in the house and locked away and isolated from society.