amini! - executive board members


Franziska Riedel, First Chairwoman


 „I travelled to East Africa for the very first time back in 2009 and engaged in a so-called workcamp in a small village in central Tanzania. Those short four weeks were so rich in experience that I felt the desire to spend more time in this beautiful country! 
After graduating from high school in 2010, I packed my bags and went to live in Arusha for about a year. I stayed and volunteered at the Good Hope Orphanage and School Center in Ngusero, a local neighborhood in the town of Arusha, living and working with locals as well as with international volunteers. I got a deep insight in and understanding of everyday Tanzanian life, learned Swahili and fell in love with the people, language and country. Tanzania and Arusha truely became my home away from home!
Since my time at Good Hope I am fluent in Swahili and since I returned to Germany in 2011 I travel back to Tanzania every year for at least a couple of weeks. Coming back to TZ simply means coming home!"



Monika Kienzle, Second Chairwoman


„Until 2018 I was the principal of the Reischachschule, a Secondary School in southern Germany that supports the pupils of the Good Hope Primary School in Arusha for many years. I came into contact with Good Hope through Franziska and immediately felt excited about the idea of a partnership between our schools.
We started cooperating with Good Hope in 2011 and since then our schools are connected through a friendship that brings joy to all of us. The students make big efforts to support the children of the Good Hope Primary School and I am very happy that we are able to continue this engagement under the roof of amini e.V. all together!”



Ursula Riedel, Treasurer          


„I am connected to Tanzania since 2009, when my daughter Franziska travelled to Tanzania for the first time. In December 2010 I visited her in Arusha, and since then I am amazed by the country and especially its people. Daily life is so different from our life back home, and the attitude in which the people of Tanzania handle their certainly not always easy life has touched me deeply and left me in awe.
This first trip to Tanzania was followed by several more, and I got to know Tanzanian life and the children and staff of the Good Hope Orphanage and School Center better and better.
I also initiated the partnership between the Reischachschule where I teach and the Good Hope Primary School. I have dedicated a lot of time and energy for this cooperation over the past years and I am very happy that this engagement now has found a new home under the administration of amini e.V.!”