Gugma Street Kids e.V. is a non-profit registered association based in Munich, Germany, which acts as a German supporting association for Gugma sa Kabataan Inc.
Gugma Street Kids e.V. does not see itself as an association that wants to have as many members as possible and thereby finance itself. We do not charge membership fees and do not have any other fixed obligations, but we assume a certain solidarity.
As a member, you will be invited to our (at least annual) membership meetings, where you can have a say in the main topics and vote for the board every two years. In addition, members will be regularly informed about the work of the board and the volunteers of Gugma Street Kids.e.V. and special developments concerning Gugma sa Kabataan in the Philippines.
To become a member, please fill out one of the membership applications linked below and return it, as indicated there, to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the postal address. Thank you for your interest!
Board of Directors
Stefan Wolfenstetter - Chair
In 1997 Stefan visited the project in the Philippines for the first time, which at that time was still called "Balay sa Gugma". Deeply impressed by the great poverty, but also by the possibilities to help here, he has been committed to the project ever since and also inspected the work in Cagayan every 1 to 2 years.
Since 2002, he has been the chairman of Gugma Street Kids e.V..
Samantha Moll - Secretary
Samantha completed her voluntary social year at Gugma sa Kabataan in 2009/10. Since then, she has been drawn back there again and again. Among other things, she wrote her master's thesis on the topic of "Art Therapy in Humanitarian Action" on site to research about it there.
She is also involved with Gugma in Germany and was elected to the board of directors in 2021.
Amelie Geiger - Treasurer
Amelie spent a few weeks on the project in spring 2019 and created the illustrated book "The Voyage" with remarkable photos. The work was awarded silver at the "German Photo Book Award".
Since that time, Amelie has been dedicatedly active with Gugma Street Kids and was elected to the board in 2021.
Agnes Keil - Advisory and Auditor
Agnes spent six weeks with our project in Cagayan in the summer of 2007, helping the children with math and English. See the newspaper article "Auszeit mit Anspruch".
She has been involved with Gugma Street Kids for many years and served on the board for 12 years.
This is how we support our Philippine partner Gugma sa Kabataan:
Donations: Acquisition, certifications, administration and quarterly transfer to the project
Sponsorships: mediation, correspondence and financial processing
Communication: ongoing communication with our local partner and supporters around the world (see newsletter)
On-site visits: annually if possible, but always self-financed (see travelogues)
Volunteers: advice and coordination of volunteer assignments (see reports)
Correspondence with authorities: Tax office, courts (for bus fines) and register of associations
Annual General Meetings (see protocol)
Public relations: representation of the organization at events, with sponsors or networks
Gugma Street Kids e.V. supports the Philippine partner organization Gugma sa Kabataan with a regular budget of 40,000 euros per year.
In addition, there are special payments, e.g. after disasters, for the summer camp or the annual calendar.
The money for this comes exclusively from donations, some of which are earmarked.
Gugma Street Kids e.V. is recognized as a non-profit organization, so that donations are tax deductible.
All participants of Gugma Street Kids e.V. work exclusively on a voluntary basis, so that all funds flow directly into the project work.
Here you will find all the information on income and expenses.
No donation seal?
Gugma does not carry the donation seal from the German Central Institute for Social Issues (DZI). The donation seal certifies that donations are used "transparently, purposefully, economically and economically".
Applying for this seal already costs 1,000 euros and the annual fees are also at least 500 euros. We find this neither purposeful, nor frugal or economical. We prefer to make this money available directly for the care of the children.
Instead, we hope to gain your trust with our transparency and personal contacts.