Elena Hassel

Elena Hassel

Elena Hassel, was born in 1992 and lives in Frankfurt. She studies Business Administration in Giessen and aspires to finish her Master degree in 2016.

In her free time she is an ambitious runner and loves to discover other cultures. Besides that she is a family person and spends a lot of time with her siblings.

Jörg Lonkwitz

Jörg Lonkwitz

Joerg Lonkwitz is an architect and designer who lives and works in Shanghai and Stuttgart.

Besides being a creative Joerg gained professional work experience in social projects in Bolivia, Mexico, Poland, USA and Germany. Joerg was born in 1978 in Stuttgart.

Georg Bouché

Georg Bouché

Dr. Georg Bouché, who was born in the year 1978 comes from Stuttgart, where he lives with his family.

Georg runs an international sales and marketing strategy consultancy and lectures at University. Georg studied in Germany, Poland, Spain and the UK.

Jan-Paul Laarmann

Jan-Paul Laarmann

Jan-Paul Laarmann is working in the fields of project development and communication for the tourist authority of North-Rhine Westphalia.

Promoting culture tourism for a living he is also publishing a magazine for German Literature called Richtungsding in his spare time.

Holger Sterk

Holger Sterk

Holger Sterk, is managing a German machine building company for automotive industry in China. His first step into an African country was Gambia. Besides traveling he loves sailing, hiking, skiing and meeting his friends.

Claudia Schultes

Claudia Schultes

Claudia, born in 1985 in Saxony, is living in Hannover.After school, Claudia started to study philosophy and german history, by which she began to realize what her calling was and so absolve her diploma at the police.

She travels a lot, also including a longer stay in South- Africa, where she has learned to endure many trials but most of all the joy and greatness life hast offer  serving and being an inspiration to others

Kai Kussmann

Kai Kussmann

Kai Kussmann, director of a savings bank with more than 10 years of work experience is in charge of all the financial matters of our registered association.  He loves to travel and meet people from different cultures and to help out where he can. He just also finished a part time study programme in management.

Patrick Petzold

Patrick Petzold

Patrick Petzold, was born in Stuttgart in 1978. After his studies of economics he has been working for serveral years as an consultant in the financial and the automotive sector. Beside traveling and doing a lot of snow- and watersports he is still spending time on working with kids.

Lukas Gaugler

Lukas Gaugler

After studying business and economics in Stuttgart, Lukas worked for several communication agencies in Stuttgart, Baden-Baden and Shanghai as brand strategy consultant. Lukas was born in 1978 and lives in Stuttgart.

Jimmi Love

Jimmi Love

The entrepreneur, musician, author and BigFM radio presenter Jimmi Love from New York supports Help in Progress e.V. as one of the major sponsors together with his gospel choir.

Udo Leiber

Udo Leiber

Udo Leiber, born in 1978, holds a degree in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering. Udo has spent most of his career managing German companies in different countries throughout Asia. He currently lives in Singapore and frequently travels to Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia as part of his senior management role in Asia. Outside of work he enjoys meeting and spending time with people from other nationalities and cultures.

Hans Strüder

Hans Strüder

Hans Strüder looks back to a banking career of 34 years for different German banks and has freshly retired in May 2016. He is currently also president of the Rotary Club Stuttgart International, which is engaged in numerous charity projects in Germany and abroad. He has studied agricultural economics and lived in London for several years.