The Mende Nazer Foundation was officially established on Sunday 19 July 2009 in Karlsruhe Germany by Mende Nazer and a close group of her supporters.

THE MENDE NAZER FOUNDATION

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We are an international charitable organization inspired by Mende Nazer. Mende’s testimony transcends ethnicity, religion and gender and it is the magnet that has drawn in people from all over the world to hear her tell her story. With this new awareness it is our wish to turn enthusiasm for her story into good works in the heart of the Nuba Mountains.

It is Mende’s lifelong dream to offer a hope and opportunity to the children of her homeland that was robbed from her. Join us now to provide the most important gift we can give, hope. Mende’s people, the Nuba, fell victim to unspeakable atrocities during the 20 year civil war and ongoing conflict.

AIM

Our aim is to work with communities to offer teacher training, construct primary schools, wells and water purification systems, bring medical aid, in the impoverished and war-torn Nuba Mountains region of Sudan.

VISION

Our vision is that the Nuba Mountains will have a properly equipped and self-sustaining primary education system that will allow their children to have the basic education required for further development and a hopeful future. It is also our vision that all those living in the Nuba Mountains will have access to potable water which will provide for healthy living and regional stability.

VALUES

The Mende Nazer Foundation relies on the generosity of its donors and volunteers to make certain we achieve our aim. To ensure the trust between the donors, volunteers and the Foundation, it was founded on the following principles. 

  • Construction projects are to be built through community effort
  • Materials are to be purchased from local markets
  • Local designs are to be followed
  • All foundation members are volunteers and receive no salary
  • We will use volunteer and donor resources wisely and with integrity of purpose
  • We will conduct our activities with professionalism, integrity and compassion

Through these principles and values we will maximize every dollar donated, stimulate the local economy and promote ownership of the community. This is different to many foreign aid projects that can tend to be wasteful, imported and unfamiliar.

Support Mende Nazer with your donation. Even a little help can make a big impact. Education for the children of the Nuba Mountains and vital water are our top priority, but the Nuba also receive medical resources with your aid.

HOW EVERYTHING STARTED

From the moment that Mende attained her freedom, her thoughts and prayers have always been with those who continue to suffer in Sudan. She has become determined to use her new found freedom and influence as a force for good in her homeland.

Gathering at the European School Karlsruhe on 19 July 2009, the founding members established the Mende Nazer Foundation. With the headquarters in Karlsruhe, it was the intent of the foundation to expand into an international charitable organization.

It was during a visit, as an invited guest, to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs that Mende met Tom Høyem. Tom was so touched by Mende’s story and the plight of the Nuba people that he was compelled to help. This resulted in a friendship and partnership that quickly bore fruit.

Tom diligently went to work, using his influence to assemble trusted and experienced associates to launch a non-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to fulfill Mende’s aim and vision.

 

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JANAN SUTHERLAND

Chairman

Canadian Forces
Portsmouth, UK

MENDE NAZER

Founder, Foundation Member

Author
Syracuse, New York

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TOM HØYEM

Vice-Chairman

Karlsruhe City Coucil Member
Karlsruhe, Germany

BARONESS CAROLINE COX

Foundation Member

Baroness in the British House of Lords
London, UK

DAVID THOMAS

Foundation Member

full time employee of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust
London, UK

caroline clegg

CAROLINE CLEGG

Foundation Member

Feelgood Theatre Productions
Manchester, UK

DR. SABINE RÖSER

Foundation Member

Röser Publishing
Karlsruhe, Germany

DR. JACQUELINE RIBEIRO

Foundation Member

Institute for Transuranium
Karlsruhe, Germany

DR. ULRIKE HEIDEN

Foundation Member

Dental surgeon for oral surgery
Karlsruhe, Germany

DR. HENNING HUFFER

Foundation Attorney

Attorney at Law
Karlsruhe, Germany

angela wippper

ANGELA WIPPER

marketing expert

tac office marketing
Karlsruhe, Germany

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The Mende Nazer Foundation relies on the generosity of its donors and volunteers to make certain we achieve our aim. To ensure the integrity of the Foundation it was founded on a solid set of values and principles. This includes that all members are volunteers.

Through these stated principles and values, the foundation is dedicated to maximize every dollar donated, stimulate the local economy and promote ownership of the projects. This is different to many foreign aid projects that can tend to be wasteful, imported and unfamiliar.

This foundation is Mende’s dream. Although a humble beginning there is no doubt we will achieve our ends. We have faith, hope and love in our hearts, and yes we believe.

Your generosity will present an incredible opportunity to help people find their dignity and restore their hope in the future. The time is right.

 

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