June 2018: Dan Amolo announced as new project coordinator

Dan Amolo new project coordinator

We are pleased to announce the formal commissioning of Dan Amolo (born in Kenya in 1974) as Project Coordinator of the Foundation.
From now on Dan will mainly be responsible for the professional examination of project requests and the review of current projects. His main focus is the sustainability of the projects. This makes Dan an important pillar of Peter Bachmann and the Board of Trustees. Dan knows the Foundation’s projects from his own perspective, cf. his CV below.

Dan grew up in Kenya. As a social worker in the slums of Nairobi, he mainly cared for street children until he met Peter Bachmann in 2001. Peter was once again on the road to his projects. He was very interested in Dan’s work. Dan and Peter stayed in touch, and Peter met him again on his next visit to find out about the challenges of working with street children. From his experience, Dan was able to identify the poorest of the poor who needed the help of the foundation most. Peter encouraged Dan to continue his education in order to gain a recognized diploma, and the Foundation has been supporting him in this effort since then (as well as a larger number of talented young people).

Dan earned his bachelor’s degree in education in 1999 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. In 2008, he also received a Higher Diploma in African Studies from the Catholic University of East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, and St. Mary’s University, Minnesota. He also worked as a steward for the Foundation’s projects in Kenya, Ethiopia and Sri Lanka. Due to his prudence, projects with proven high sustainability have been included, and Dan emphasized that the Foundation remained independent, in line with its policy of the foundation “for the poorest of the poor; help for self-help “.

For his master’s degree, Dan moved to Germany, where he recently completed his master’s degree M.A. at the Catholic University of Freiburg “European Master in Social Work” successfully. He is married to a teacher and lives in Freiburg im Breisgau today.
In May 2018, the Foundation engaged Dan a percentage of his time to continue to support the projects (communication, evaluation and monitoring). The foundation once again reaps the good fruits of its efforts.

Dan Amolo (right)  in Sri Lanka talks to Nicholas Nanayakkara about handing over the school to the Jesuits in 2016