100 Years – 100 Schools

Three Pillars of Hope for Children Worldwide

Since 2015, the educational project “100 Years ZF – 100 Schools” has been supported in 10 countries. Children that otherwise would not have access to high quality education have three building blocks that make learning possible.

Thirty-five Low Cost Private Schools (LCPS):  10 in Sierra Leone, 15 in Bangladesh and 10 clusters in India (with sixty centers).

Improved quality in seventy schools (20 in China, 20 in Mexico, 10 in Nepal, 10 in Peru und 10 in the Philippines) through teacher trainings, better curriculum, and available appropriate learning materials.

More than 4,300 students in remote regions in forty-seven schools in Zambia and fifty-three schools in South Africa received bicycles to reach their schools that are located kilometers far away and were allowed to use the bicycles as a means of transportation.

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YOU Foundation Supports African Women’s Groups in Production of Protective Masks

Measures to protect against COVID-19 are desperately needed

The YOU Foundation in Düsseldorf is currently collection contributions to support measures to prevent the spread of the Corona infection in southern Senegal. According to John Hopkins University, the number of individuals infected by Corona in Africa is not yet exceedingly high, but the likelihood of unrecorded cases is large. Many governments have instigated nightly curfews, closures, and limitation on opening hours of markets. The fear of a fast spreading pandemic is enormous and Africa’s health system is not able to manage a large outbreak of Corona. The fear of a new Ebola Virus like situation is circulating.

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Recent Trip to Senegal – Moving into the New Apartments


Ute-Henriette Ohoven mit einem Baby in Baraka

Ute-Henriette Ohoven, with one of the beautiful babies, and next to Fatou-Si, the leader of the women of Baraka

From the planning phase in 2016 to the beginning of construction in 2017 and until today, there have been many changes in the what was previously the slum of Baraka in Dakar, Senegal. Another major milestone has been reached – Moving Day for several families!

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Evelyn Burdecki Builds More Wells in Ghana – with the support of the YOU Foundation

Evelyn Burdecki (2nd from left) winner of the TV show “Jungle Camp” realizes one of her dreams by supporting the building of wells in areas of Africa that otherwise would not have a water source – and she is supported in this endeavor by the YOU Foundation. To the right of Evelyn is YOU Foundation Founder and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Ute-Henriette Ohoven.

In the Volta region, many communities support themselves by farming. A hygienic and functioning water source is not only necessary for children and families but also for the planting of agricultural crops. Without these crops, the communities can not feed themselves nor earn any income. Unclean water or not enough water can translate into hunger and thirst for the people of this region. Furthermore, many children become ill because they do not have clean water to drink.

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