Get to Know Us: Our Board

Alexandra Schick
1st Chairperson
2016/17 Volunteer with Renovación Madre Niño. Responsibilities: Legal representation, public relations, member care.
Personal Bolivia highlights: The variety of colours that can be seen everywhere – like in the many different markets or the traditional clothing and at the Carnaval de Oruro and the breathtaking landscape of the Andean highlands.

Pia Stiegler
2nd Chairperson
2016 Volunteer with Renovación Madre Niño. Responsibilities: Public relations and social media, Betterplace.org.
Personal Bolivia highlights: The practice of thanking each person participating for sharing a meal after eating together and the beautiful variety of music and dances.

Elly Daus
Treasurer
2017 Volunteer with Renovación Madre Niño. Responsibilities: Finance, public relations, member care.
Personal Bolivia highlights: The Aguayos, colourful woven cloths that are carried on the back as a practical carrier bag especially for children and goods. I myself had the joy of once having a child in an aguayo tied to my back- it immediately became calm and slept.

Frederike Schoder
Board Member
2017 Volunteer with Renovación Madre Niño. Responsibilities: Member care, Newsletter, public relations.
Personal Bolivia highlights: The lively commotion on the streets and in the markets and being able to get off the minibus at any point you want.

Laura Ferrufino Choque
Board Member
2012-2017 full-time social worker at Renovación Madre Niño.
Responsibilities: contact person for Renovación, logo and design.
Personal Bolivia highlights: The cultural diversity, full of traditions, family bonds and faith, and the friendly nature of the people, who proudly share their culture with the whole world.

Teresa Franke
Board Member
2016 Volunteer in Oruro.
Responsibilities: contact person for Renovación, social media, Betterplace.org.
Personal Bolivia highlights: The great attachment to the Pachamama, Mother Earth, for whom rituals are held regularly. No one forgets to pour a few sips of beer or liquor on the earth at any celebration.

Hanna Kaethner
Board Member
2015/2016 Volunteer at Renovación Madre Niño. Responsibilities: Betterplace.org, website and social media, public relations.
Personal Bolivia highlights: Sopa de Maní (a delicious peanut soup) and the colour combination of deep blue sky and orange-brown Andes.

Judith Körte
Board Member
2015/16 Volunteer in Oruro.
Responsibilities: Logo and designs, website, public relations.
Personal Bolivia highlights: Api y Pastel (a warm, spiced drink made from red corn and the snack that goes with it) and the spectacle of the strong contours and shadows cast by the Andean sun.

Kiara Oßwald
Board Assistance
Prospective childhood educator
Responsibilities: Newsletter and public relations
Personal Bolivia highlights: The warm welcome of the Bolivian and German team as a new member and the motivation of the workers on the ground, who make it possible for the children to live a happy and carefree life despite difficult circumstances.