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Vorsitz Stiftungsrat Childaid Network
  • Wolfgang Kirsch übernimmt Vorsitz des Stiftungsrats von Dr. Thomas Kreuzer

Nach fünf Jahren hat Dr. Thomas Kreuzer, der Vorsitzende des Stiftungsrats von Childaid Network, diese Rolle turnusmäßig weitergegeben. Neu gewählt wurde Wolfgang Kirsch, der zum Jahreswechsel 2018/2019 wurde als Vorsitzender des Vorstands der DZ Bank verabschiedet wurde. Auf der letzten Stiftungsratssitzung vor wenigen Tagen würdigte Dr. Martin Kasper, ehrenamtlicher Vorstand von Childaid Network, die besonderen Verdienste […]

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  • Wolfgang Kirsch is honored by the Bundestag President

The long-term Foundation Board member of Childaid Network Wolfgang Kirsch will finish his job after more than 18 years at DZ BANK AG, the umbrella organization of the cooperative credit institutions, at the turn of the year. On this occasion, Henning Deneke-Jöhrens, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DZ BANK AG, invited 350 selected personalities […]

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  • One year after the “Ein Herz für Kinder” event

One year ago our project for street children was presented in the big “Ein-Herz-für-Kinder” gala on ZDF. With prominent support, we succeeded in gaining much attention for the street children of the Indian City of Guwahati. Since then a lot has happened. Many of the children go to school today, a new orphanage has been […]

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  • For Peace and Understanding in Assam

On July 30, 2018, four million, mostly Muslim residents of Assam, were declared stateless and lost their civil rights. Similar to Myanmar, those threatened with exclusion and violence, a humanitarian catastrophe is looming. As the largest international partner in the region, Childaid Network is committed to informing the world public about the local situation. With […]

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  • Colorful Project Talk – You are cordially invited!

On November, 15th 2018 starting at 6 pm, project coordinators, volunteers and partners present the latest developments in our project work with current reports, pictures and films and answer your questions. We look forward to your registration! Details can be found here The Childaid Network ambassador and popular radio presenter Daniel Fischer will be on […]

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  • Information on retirement planning

The experienced lawyers of the law firm Roth & Maulbetsch informed about fundamental aspects of precautionary power, living will, will execution, inheritance and taxes and answered individual questions from the audience. Those who consider including a nonprofit organization in his or her will wer able to obtain information accordingly. We have compiled the most important […]

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  • Childaid Classics achieves great results

More than 70,000 EUR for the children in northern Assam – The first Childaid Classics was a complete success. In bright sunshine, the participants could enjoy the varied program to the fullest. The Childaid Ambassador Nicolai Friedrich provided high voltage, which made an impressive performance in front of the enthusiastic spectators and presented for the […]

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  • Integration der Projekte in Kumbu läuft an

Im November 2018 besuchten die Projektkoordinatoren der Stiftung Childaid Network Nepal und machten erstmals auch Station in Kumbu-Kasthali, um die Entwicklungen vor Ort in Augenschein zu nehmen. Der aktuelle Stand der verschiedenen Projektaktivitäten, die geplante Unterstützung einer Modellschule, der Besuch einiger Patenkinder und die Evaluation bestehender Prozesse gehörten zu den geplanten Arbeitsaufträgen des Teams. Auf […]

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  • Königsteiner Salon with Brigitte Zypries

The former Bundestag member and multiple Federal Minister Brigitte Zypries speaks in the context of the event series Königsteiner Salon about social justice and her life as a politician. The focus is on topics of current world events and the question of how to act in turbulent political times in a value-oriented manner. The event […]

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  • From the refugee camp to the model school

Where ten years ago bamboo huts were still standing, a large school building has now been built. Today, 600 children from Amguri attend the school run by our partner, the Salesians of Don Bosco. In addition to Childaid Network, other partners such as the German Doctors and the Taunusgymnasium in Königstein participated in the development […]

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  • New hope for Moijudiin Ali

Do you remember? The little boy could be seen in a film by ZDF last December. The gala “Ein Herz für Kinder” featured our street children’s project in Guwahati. Moijudiin suffered from a huge, painful growth on his hand, which he had caught on the garbage dump of Guwahati. The family is too poor to […]

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  • Childaid Classics | Sep 8th and 9th, 2018

Oldtimer fans beware – on September 8th and 9th, Chiladaid Network is organizing a classic car tour through the magnificent Taunus. In a colorful supporting program with Concours d’Elegance in the old town of Königstein and a Magic Show with Nicolai Friedrich old and young classic car fans get their money’s worth. All proceeds go […]

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  • Foundation laid for a girl orphanage

Near Bongaigaon in western Assam, the foundation stone was laid for a girls orphanage. Together with a new institution – the Ursuline Sisters – a program for the orphaned, abducted and neglected children in the area will be developed and realized there in the next few years. The project is in line with Childaid Network’s […]

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  • Kronberg Initiative 96 for One World „merged“ with Childaid Network

The projects of the Kronberg Initiative 96 for a World are gradually being transferred to the hands of Childaid Network. After successful project co-operations, the common goal is to pool resources and make efficient use of synergies. As a result, the already successfully implemented projects of the association can not only be secured in the […]

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  • Your Help for the Earthquake Victims in Nepal Has Arrived!

We write to you today out of gratitude: The project of the children of Bhandar exists for more than 30 years. With great effect: In former times hardly any children went to school, today almost all are enrolled. However, when strong earthquakes in Nepal destroyed most of the schools in the project area in 2015, […]

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  • Learning For Life – “the ant”

Our new partner, the ant, makes lessons exciting written by Dr. Martin Kasper, President of Childaid Network Schools without charm The public schools in our project areas are not known for good learning environment. They consist of rows of cubes, usually too small for the 50-70 students per class. It’s dark inside. If the monsoon […]

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  • Campaign ‘Picture The Future’ successfully launced

Fundraising campaign successfully launched with the help of Accenture and Amazon Web Services for the education of children-in-need   Amusing, exciting, helpful: Upload a picture, determine a fundraising target and animate friends and colleagues to donate. Childaid Network, Accenture and Amazon Web Services came together to support a great cause. Celebrating ten successful years, the […]

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  • Day of the Child: Hesse’s pupils demand the realization of children’s rights

Student representatives from all over Hesse met yesterday at the invitation of Childaid Network in Frankfurt to the occasion of the “Day of Children’s Rights”. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and today’s “International Day of the Child”, the pupils complained about the dramatic […]

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  • Wizard and mental magician Nicolai Friedrich becomes ambassador for Childaid Network

World Champion of the Mental Magic, artist and magician of the year – Nicolai Friedrich was awarded many times. On a big tour with 50 performances, he has once again amazed and bewitched tens of thousands of people. His mixture of surprising visual magic, rousing comedy and unexplained mental experiments is unique worldwide. With his […]

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  • 25th “Königsteiner Salon” – With Mrs. Richter

Hello everybody, As the photo shows, our 25th “Königsteiner Salon” was well visited again. Nearly 100 guests had come to see Mrs. Richter’s speech. The weather was on our side so that the sunny terrace and the clear view from the house of the encounter could be used well. Thanks to the hospitality of the […]

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  • Shary Reeves is sponsoring Childaid Network’s Jubilee Campaign

Childaid Network celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. For ten years, the Foundation’s team has been committed to providing access to basic education and vocational training for young people who can not go to school. With more than € 6.5 million in project funding, the lives of more than 110,000 children and adolescents were permanently […]

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  • News from Nepal – A travel report

Travel Report by Norbert Grobbel and Petra Shakya (March 2017) For Norbert Grobbel this was the second trip to Nepal this year, Petra Shakya as our new project coordinator was in the project area for the first time. Together they report on the progress:   Reconstruction of six schools begins The reconstruction of six schools […]

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  • Himalayan Paradise? – A Photography Exhibition

Photography Exhibition in Frankfurt concerning our work in Southasia. About a 100 large-format impressions of landscape, peoples and lifestyles in Northeast India and Nepal are displayed. If you are interested in visiting the exhibition, please contact us via eMail or give us a short call. vorstand@childaid.net tel. (+49)6174-2597939

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  • Who will survive? – Education Key Determinant of the Future of Humanity

No education, no survival – Dr. Reiner Klingholz gave a lecture at our Königsteiner Salon Königstein (pf) – Neither climate nor resources – solely education is key to humanity’s survival. That is Dr. Reiner Klingholz’ conviction. On Tuesday, 5th of July, the chairman of the Berlin Institute for Population and Development visited the “Königsteiner Salon” […]

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  • Nepal’s Aftermath – Two Years Later

Two years ago, to be precise on April 25th 2015, an earthquake struck the mountainous regions between the Mount Everest and Kathmandu, Nepal. The major convulsion, measuring 7,9 on the Richter scale, as well as several aftershocks, buried thousands of people and devastated the infrastructure in the Eastern and Southeastern districts bordering Kathmandu. The region […]

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  • A success story from our evening schools in Assam

We would like to share a story we received some time ago: Samel Bhengra was happy to be able to go to school for a couple of years. But since the family’s savings did not suffice to pay his further education, he went to work as day laborer from grade 4 onwards – just like […]

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  • Press Release: NETZ e.V. is Childaid Network’s New Partner

For the sake of better education in South Asia, Königstein-based foundation Childaid Network and NETZ e.V. association from Wetzlar announce a deepened partnership. For over 25 years, NETZ specializes in developmental aid cooperation in Bangladesh, a country close to the project regions of Childaid Network. The ‘network’ in Childaid Network is not just a filler […]

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  • Press Release: Childaid Network on Track for Children in Need

Press Release: Childaid Network on track for children in need   Königstein (pf) – Since January 2016, Michael Legeland is the new member of the honorary board of the Childaid Network foundation. 65-year-old Legeland, who lives in Königstein and was active in leading positions of big banks for over 40 years – for some years living […]

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Schüler in Nepal am Great Himalaya Trail

Schüler in Nepal am Great Himalaya Trail

  • Reconstruction in Nepal has begun

Reconstruction in Nepal has begun Governmental and supranational organizations worldwide had promised around 4.000.000$ for reconstruction in Nepal’s earthquake stricken regions. Money that to a large extent has not arrived yet. Riots, lack of administrative infrastructure but also corruption and logistic problems worsen the situation. But our team is active and ready to advance. Our […]

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  • eLearning for Teachers and Students

eLearning – a Vision for the remote areas of Northeast India Childaid Network finances 700 wages for social workers and teachers each month and reaches around 30.000 children and adolescents directly in schooling projects. Still: Good teachers in rural areas are scarce. Getting actualized and good school books into the villages and organizing further professional […]

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In vocational colleges like this in Barpeta, inaugurated in 2015, Childaid Network can provide more than 2.000 young people annually with a qualifying education.

In vocational colleges like this in Barpeta, inaugurated in 2015, Childaid Network can provide more than 2.000 young people annually with a qualifying education.

  • New Hope for uneducated Adolescents in Northeast India

New vocational college in Barpeta Road Being the traffic hub of Western Assam, connected to the main cut-through between West Bengal and Northeast India’s mountain region, Barpeta Road is incredibly attractive. Originally a simple crossroads, it developed into a small town, even outdistancing the population of Barpeta, a town 40km away. Trade and construction work […]

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  • Building Bridges to People from afar – A Christmas Post

4 times this year I travelled to our project regions, most recently to Nepal on the weekend of St. Nicholas’ Day. After two days of plane rides and transfers I found myself in a world so very different. New languages, clothes, scents, landscapes. Though I undertook a lot of those journeys in my life, it […]

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  • Our Concept for Earthquake-Proof Rebuilding

Report from the Nepal project trip of our Chairman – 6 To push on with our rebuilding projects in Nepal, chairman Dr. Martin Kasper travelled into the project region last week. We report on Facebook and on the website for all friends of Nepal and Children-of-Bhandar every now and then about the experiences and results […]

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  • We tackle Modern Rebuilding – Our Projects in Nepal

Report from the Nepal project trip of our Chairman – 5 To push on with our rebuilding projects in Nepal, chairman Dr. Martin Kasper travelled into the project region last week. We report on Facebook and on the website for all friends of Nepal and Children-of-Bhandar every now and then about the experiences and results […]

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  • The Nepal Earthquake’s Aftermath – what to do now

Report from the Nepal project trip of our Chairman – 4 To push on with our rebuilding projects in Nepal, chairman Dr. Martin Kasper travelled into the project region last week. We report on Facebook and on the website for all friends of Nepal and Children-of-Bhandar every now and then about the experiences and results […]

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  • Nepal News – the good ones first – Rebuilding projects in Nepal

Report from the Nepal project trip of our Chairman – 3 To push on with our rebuilding projects in Nepal, chairman Dr. Martin Kasper travelled into the project region last week. We report on Facebook and on the website for all friends of Nepal and Children-of-Bhandar every now and then about the experiences and results […]

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Rebuilding Projects in Nepal after the earthquake
  • Impressions of Nepal – Rebuilding projects in Nepal

Report from the Nepal Project Trip of our Chairman – 2   To push on with our rebuilding projects in Nepal, chairman Dr. Martin Kasper travelled into the project region last week. We report on Facebook and on the website for all friends of Nepal and Children-of-Bhandar every now and then about the experiences and […]

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  • Nepal Calling – Rebuilding projects in Nepal – News

Nepal Calling – News from our rebuilding projects in Nepal   To push on with our rebuilding projects in Nepal, chairman Dr. Martin Kasper travelled into the project region last week. We report on Facebook and on the website for all friends of Nepal and Children-of-Bhandar every now and then about the experiences and results […]

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  • Colorful Northeast India Projects Night in Königstein

Childaid Network innovates Nepal and Northeast India projects for children in need On November 12, a group of curious, open-minded  and engaged people of all ages gathered in the Catholic community hall of Königstein to get acquainted with Childaid Network and its Nepal and Northeast India projects. Large wall charts, colorful flyers and Asiatic décor invited to […]

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  • Set an Example for Social Engagement in Your Company

Become a sponsor for our projects – and set an example for the social engagement of your company Your company wants to thank its clients – at the same time you want to do good. Why not sponsor one of the many projects of Childaid Network? Companies that appreciate their employees and clients also express […]

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  • Scholarships for Children in Refugee Camps

Provide scholarships for children in refugee camps as a present Are you already searching for Christmas presents for your loved ones or clients? Give something meaningful, such as an annual scholarship for refugee children in Assam, who otherwise would not have the opportunity to go to school. In the rain forests, close to the borders […]

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  • New Hope for Refugees

How Childaid Network changes the life of refugees in Assam sustainably Robert Ewers, project manager, reports about his project trip In 2015, approximately 800.000 asylum seekers are expected to come to Germany. Possibly, it will be 1 million. It is these numbers, and not only them, but the people and stories behind them that occupies and […]

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  • Nepal – Aid Plans are proceeding

News on Nepal recently lapsed into silence – not so the situation on the ground. The newly established constitution caused violent conflicts in the country, including a boycott of goods at the border, which are so urgently needed for everyday life and reconstruction. In our project, while it feels calm to the outside – we […]

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  • From illiterate to young entrepreneur

How evening classes changed Gaisingthuanliu Panmei’s life Although she is still under age, Gaisingthuanliu Panmei is already a proud small-scale entrepreneur. How this came about is reported below: Gaisingthuanliu lives in one of the poorest areas of North-East-India, Tamenglong. Tamenglong is a district in the Indian state of Manipur, on the edge of the Himalayas. […]

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  • International Girls Day

For the girls. October 11th, is International Girls Day, initiated by the United Nations. One of its main goals is the support for girls and young women through education. What are we doing to educate girls? -in our evening class programs, thousands of girls and young women can catch up on their missed primary school […]

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  • Charity Sale for street children with record-breaking Results

For a couple of months, they had collected donations consisting of fashionable clothes, shoes, bags and toys, checked their quality, arrayed them and finally approved them for sale. Then the time had come: The team, 12 engaged women, furnished a sale’s room in the Villa Clementin in Wiesbaden and hoped for a lot of customers to […]

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  • A Second Chance for Basic Education

The worldwide quotas for school enrolment have improved, but still there are more than 250 million adolescents without a basic education – who can neither read nor write. We give them a second chance. In our 225 evening schools, 13 to 20-year-olds have the chance to catch up on basic education. The conditions are spare, […]

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  • Refugees about to graduate from Secondary School

In Lower Assam there live more than 500.000 Santhals, whose ancestors were enslaved plantation workers under British rule. Less than a dozen of them are academics or professionals, whereas the vast majority is illiterate. Many had to leave their raided villages – most recently, another string of violence hit the villages around Christmas in 2014. The […]

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  • Success for our Vocational Training Centres

In our vocational trianing centre in Amguri, a group of boys successfully obtained their driver’s licenses. Having mastered all necessary driving-skills, gained a basic understanding of the engine and also developed personally, they are now applying for the first jobs – and unsurprisingly, the majority has already been given an offer. We are happy about […]

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  • new Snehalaya project film

Children without Future? Andreas Fachner documents the life of street children in Guwahati and our help for them.

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  • Relief support reached Bhandar, Nepal Earthquake

Letter from the president of FRADS, Anup Shrestha to our team: “Dear all, As we all know, the recent incident that happened in Nepal is of epic proportion. Although we all knew Nepal is at very high risk of such earthquake(s), we as a nation were least prepared for it. From the day it began, […]

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  • Kinderhouse and schools badly damaged

Now we are certain – the team and the children at the kinderhouse are safe and sound. But the damages are devastating. Maybe we can repair something, but as shown in the picture, the damage of the buildings is beyond remedy.

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  • Blankets, tarpaulins and medication on their way to Bhandar

I could reach Anup per phone just now. He stated: Still, we don’t receive a lot of information from Bhandar, but the first power lines could be re-erected. We hope that we can call them any time soon. There weren’t too many casualties but severe destruction. We could purchase blankets, tarps and medication with the […]

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  • Relief campaign for Bhandar begins

Dear all Thanks for ur concern, the situation is still not settled down and everyone is worried. In Kathmandu all old houses are collapsed and till now more than 6000 person found dead. All the kinderhouse family are safe. One houses at kinderhouse is highly damaged and other is partially effected. In Bhandar and Those […]

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  • Father Jijo reports from Sindhupalchok, few kilometer in the west of Bhandar

On 29th Morning our relief team had gone to a district called Sindhupalchok, where more than 1400 people had lost their lives and a number of houses collapsed. We the relief team started our journey from our institute by our vehicle to the destination followed by a truck and an open jeep loaded with food provisions and […]

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Im ersten Schritt investieren wir aber in laotische Traditionen. Durch die Seidenproduktion können Familien ihr Einkommen erheblich steigern.

Im ersten Schritt investieren wir aber in laotische Traditionen. Durch die Seidenproduktion können Familien ihr Einkommen erheblich steigern.

  • Vocational Training – Silk Production in Laos

Dr. Karl-Heinz Zinnecker travels to South Laos to supervise the first project activities of Childaid Network. 200 young adults are being trained in the production and processing of high-quality silk – in order to feed their children adequately and send them to school.

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  • Questions and Answers

What is Childaid Network all about? What’s important for us and how do we work? Answers to these and a lot more questions in this Q&A!     What is Childaid Network about? Childaid Network is a medium sized Children’s fund, that gives needy children and youths in South Asia (currently in Nepal, North East […]

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