Our project partners
In order to achieve our goals, we cooperate with professional and experienced local project partners whose work we appreciate. We look forward to working together and thank our partners for their personal commitment.
The Carol Singers
“Die Sternsinger“ is a children’s charity of the Catholic Church in Germany, based in Aachen. Since 1959 it has organised the “Dreikönigssingen”, young carol singers going door to door all around in Germany, since 1961 in cooperation with the German Catholic Youth Federation (BDKJ). For almost 60 years the charity Kindermissionswerk has been the support organisation for young carol singers, and since 1998 its name has been ‘Die Sternsinger’.
The carol singers – these are about 300,000 girls and boys dressed up as the three wise men who head out into the snow and cold in the days around Epiphany (6 January) to bring God’s blessing to the people and collect money for children in need.
The carol singers – these are many thousands of children and adults who work throughout the year to promote peace and justice for children worldwide through their commitment to universal church work in Germany.
The carol singers – this is also the charity behind the initiative, which ensures that the donations entrusted to the carol singers reach children in need around the world through professional aid projects. Our partners are mainly local churches in Asia, Oceania and Latin America.
Here in Germany they initiate, accompany and pool the many activities of groups, schools and communities. The carol singers are happy to arrange project partnerships, pass on the donations quickly and unbureaucratically and thus ensure sustainable support for their projects worldwide.
Klinikclowns Lachtränen Würzburg e. V.
Laughter is the best medicine – this is the motto of the Clown Doctors of the registered association Lachtränen Würzburg e.V. in Germany. The clowns visiting the children’s hospitals and retirement homes provide a therapeutic dose of fantasy, fun and joie de vivre to patients and their families. The clowns dive into the world of the moment with their naively playful curiosity, spontaneously inventing new phantasy worlds. They do magic tricks and tell stories, making people laugh, whisper, sing and dream.
Every encounter creates new games and new “moments of happiness” that will continue to have a long-lasting effect. Positive moments and shared laughter contribute to people’s well-being and support the healing processes. All Clown Doctors are specially trained artists, therapists, educators and talented professionals from other sectors. They are well prepared for sensitive work with people who are burdened with pain, fears, loneliness and worries. Regular training and further education help the Clown Doctors to fulfil their tasks in the about 230 visits they take every year to hospitals and retirement homes. Two clowns each move from room to room for a morning or an afternoon. They are also responsible for promotion appearances and the handover of donations. The clown visits are financed exclusively by donations. Every donation, however small, is therefore an indispensable contribution to creating the next moments of happiness.
Don Bosco Mondo e. V.
Don Bosco Mondo e.V. is a non-governmental organisation for international development. The association supports disadvantaged children and teenagers worldwide across confessional and ideological borders. Education and training give them the chance to lead an independent life in dignity. Local partners in over 130 countries are the Salesians of Don Boscos and the Don Bosco Sisters.
The desire of the Italian priest, educator and founder of the order Johannes Bosco (1815–1888) was to give young people holistic support. His approach was to give them a home, provide training opportunities, share their free time with them, be attentive to their worries and needs and help them develop perspectives for a successful future. Since 1859, the Salesians of Don Bosco have continued this mission in broad range of areas in youth work.
The aim of the Don Bosco Order is to love every disadvantaged child and teenager and to ensure that they have the opportunities for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual development. The support should enable them to reintegrate into society and, if possible, to return to their families.
Don Bosco’s guiding principle is unconditional care and friendship. As a Christian institution, the work of the order is based on Christian teachings and principles and on three pedagogically proven pillars: reason, moral values and loving kindness. Don Bosco supports students in becoming aware of values such as respect for themselves and others, integrity, discipline, hard work, perseverance and spirituality.