The work group of former development workers in Schleswig-Holstein offered assistance for development cooperation projects

Our working group was founded in the late 1980s and existed till 2006 in different composition. Information on former group activities can be found here: >>

Photo_Test_Waterpump We offered assistance in identifying suitable projects and providing advice to new development workers; in particular those about to depart on their first assignment. We also distributed the practical developmental experience gained by our members to institutions and organisations, planning or conducting projects in developing countries.

This forum comprised of ca. ten former development workers and covered a large area of different occupations, tasks and countries. Unfortunately no younger volunteeres wanted to take over and we eventually had to close the work group.

Some former members are however, still involved in various activities:

Ingelore Kahrens started 2009 a project in the Mount Kenia Region which promotes the implementation of appropriate technologies (solar cookers, energy saving ovens, cooking baskets, household size solar systems with LEDs etc.) and aims at improving the situation of the people (keeping of chicken and milking goats, tree nurseries, watertanks). For more information see her blog: >>
Contact: tutaonana at onlinehome punkt de

Eggert Göttsch is one of the founders of the German-Ethiopian association. This group conducted i.a. the Moringa-tree project ( >> ).
Contact: eggert.goettsch at web punkt de

The association was a member of Bündnis Eine Welt Schleswig-Holsteins (BEI, Alliance of Developemental Initiatives).

Photograph: Teacher Cephas Kangwa tests a water pump made by our students (Zambia 1995)


Last updated 1 January 2012

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