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