Makea World Organisation was established in 1994 as an association of Africans in Cologne, Germany, to promote African culture in Germany. This association was also formed during the Rwandan genocide, and its members were not blind to what was happening in Rwanda. Aware of the numerous developmental challenges faced by millions of Africans, the members of Makea World sought to contribute to improving the quality of life in Africa and alleviate the poverty still affecting many. The first project undertaken was assisting in the victims of the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Thus, Makea World quickly took on a humanitarian dimension, which has characterised much of our activities in the last ten years and influenced our vision.
Our Vision and Mission
Our vision is to become a global voice for many voiceless in Africa
Makea World Organisation exists to act as a platform that will continually raise awareness among Africans in the diaspora and European communities about the living conditions of many in Africa who lack access to basic necessities, and mobilise resources to impact the lives of those less fortunate, thereby significantly contributing to poverty alleviation in Africa.
Makea World does this by working closely with well-wishing individuals and organisations in Europe, leveraging off the members’ networks and mobilising resources that are used to assist beneficiaries directly in Africa, by identifying and working with local organisations active in the areas of education, healthcare, environment and youth development.
As an association, Makea World will continue to empower its members and other stakeholders to better understand Africa, its history, its culture and to continually create an interest in this diverse and magnificent continent, as well as drive debate on topical economic and social issues facing most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Raphael de Chedjou
Raphael is a qualified master technician in bio-installations and incineration of waste at AVG-Koln where he has been since 1997, after completing a degree in renewable energy at the University of Madrid. Raphael created Makea World Organisation initially to respond to the humanitarian crisis that followed the Rwanda genocide in 1994, collecting drugs and medical equipment for the victims…[Learn More]
Eric is a qualified mathematician (University of Cologne) and a passionate and successful entrepreneur. Eric has been involved in Makea World Organisation at a senior level since 2001. He was in charge of the preparation and execution of the cultural exposition and concert on African art and sculptures in Germany (Steyler Missionare de Sankt Augustin) in 2004, and recently conceived and organised the international … [Learn More]
Mireille is a trained healthcare practitioner and passionate humanitarian. After completing her training to be a nurse, Mireille practised in the health profession for many years before acquiring a bachelor degree in business administration and healthcare management. Mireille has been involved in humanitarian initiatives since 2009, working with Makea World…[Learn More]
Privat is an experienced investment banker and a member of Makea World Organisation. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Privat is responsible for mobilising international investment and partnerships into projects with a significant social impact. Having spent many years in the microfinance sector in Africa, Privat is fully aware of the poverty facing millions of Africans, and the challenges of financial inclusion … [Learn More]
Catherine is a member of Makea World Organisation in Cologne and in charge of special projects. With a background in social studies, Catherine is an avid passionate of charitable causes in developing countries, especially Africa. Catherine contributes significantly to making Makea World the voice of Africa, providing a voice to the many voiceless and vulnerable people in Africa … [Learn More]
Samuel is a long-standing member of Makea World. A qualified translator and pedagogue, Samuel has a passion for development and social transformation in Africa. Within Makea World, he heads the Ghanaian initiative of Football for the Future, which helps African migrants integrate in football clubs in Europe and Africa … [Learn More]
Angela Saru Lerchen
Angela is a member of Makea World and responsible for the overall management and administration of the office operations. Angela is deeply passionate about youth development in Africa, and heads the Kenyan initiative of Football for the Future, which helps African migrants integrate in football clubs in Europe and Africa … [Learn More]
Gladys is a proud member of Makea World Organisation and is very passionate about the protection of the environment. Qualified in efficiency energy and renewable energy, and is keen to implement such innovative solutions towards a better environmental management in Africa, working in collaboration with partners across the continent … [Learn More]