Clemens grew up in Tanzania. He has experienced first-hand how important sport can be for a society both as a marathon runner and through his job working in sport sponsorship. In this interview he tells us what the main motivations were behind his commitment.
Andreas Meindl has been a passionate mathematics and physics teacher at the Gisela high school in Munich Schwabing for more than 20 years. He has also worked in the school administration for several years.
What particularly fascinates him is how to translate his academic activities and his work for the association into benefits for all stakeholders.
Through activities such as informational events at the school, Tanzanian evenings where traditional dishes are cooked, charity runs or sorting, counting and determining the value of the currencies from more than 100 countries that have been collected in the donation boxes at airports, his students broaden their horizons and support Jambo Bukoba in the process.
Andreas Meindl is a founding member and has been the second director and treasurer of the association since the very beginning.
Sophie Glaesner has lived in Munich since 2002 and began working for Jambo Bukoba in 2012. She is Head of Human Resources, Administration & Events. During the annual meeting in July 2016, she was elected 3rd director of Jambo Bukoba, a position she holds since 1st October 2016.
In 2012, Sophie travelled to Kagera in Tanzania where she learned about weltwärts projects and was inspired by the Jambo Bukoba concept: empower children through sports!
“With more education, health, and equal opportunities, children can realise their potential and improve their opportunities themselves,” says Sophie, adding that girls’ education is her particular focus.