About us / Organization

How are we organized?

help2kids is a registered charity in Switzerland and Germany.

help2kids was founded on 12 June 2009 in Zug, Switzerland, and accordingly registered as a charity in the Swiss commercial registry (register number: CHE-114.921.390). On 28 December 2015 help2kids Germany e.V. was founded and registered in the respective register for associations in Germany (register number:  5482). help2kids is officially recognized as a charitable organization in Switzerland and Germany.

The Board of the help2kids association in Switzerland is comprised of seven members: a President,  Vice President, and five other Board Members. Additionally, a Competence Team actively supports the Board. The operational management is performed by the President and Vice President of the Board. All other Board Members act in an unpaid volunteer capacity. The competence team includes specialists in marketing, PR, IT, and fundraising. Information about our team in Africa can be found on our Team Africa page

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help2kids Switzerland Articles of Association (Download PDF)
help2kids Switzerland Commercial Register (Download PDF)
help2kids Switzerland Tax Exemption (Download PDF)
help2kids Germany e.V. government decision charitable status (register number 5482) (Download PDF)
help2kids Tanzania Certificate of Registration (Download PDF)

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Board of Association

The help2kids board of association is comprised of specialists in marketing, management, healthcare, and law.

help2kids is a politically and religiously independent association. Our primary objective is to improve the living conditions of children in Africa. With the exclusion of the president and vice president, all board members and members of the competence team volunteer their time and efforts. The board is comprised of the following seven members:

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Frank Hakenjos, President and Founder

Swiss Certified Head of Communication and Swiss Certified Hotelier HF
frank.hakenjos@help2kids.org

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Christian Maeder, Vice President

Mlaw, Attorney-at-law, Switzerland
christian.maeder@help2kids.org
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Ralf Weissbaum, Member of the Board

CEO of Staffel Medien AG, Switzerland
ralf.weissbaum@help2kids.org
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Maria Hakenjos, Member of the Board

Dipl. Pflegefachfrau HF, Swiss Certified Care Professional
maria.hakenjos@help2kids.org 
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Guido Zumbühl, Member of the Board

Lic. oec. Lausanne, Switzerland
guido.zumbuehl@help2kids.org
   
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Kurt Widmer, Member of the Board

Migros East-Switzerland, Management Board Retail & Catering, certified Sales Manager
kuma.widmer@help2kids.org
William Pendered William Pendered, Member of the Board
Finance Controller at SABMiller procurement GmbH, Chartered Accountant
william.pendered@help2kids.org

 

Additionally in the Board of help2kids Germany e.V.:

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David Weller, Country Manager
Social worker and educational referent
david.weller@help2kids.org