Gundi Brendes and her husband Jörn Bernhardt lived in Ethiopia from 2005 to 2008. Jörn worked as an advisor in a development aid project, Gundi contacted the Edget Baandnet Primary School in 2006, organised school meals for pupils in need and set up the orphanage LIVE, LOVE & LEARN for 16 orphans and half-orphans in 2007.
Non-profit Association EDGET
The charitable association Edget Baandnet Children Center was set up in Hamburg in 2007. Since 2008 there has been close cooperation with a local partner, Center of Concern (CoC), in Awassa. This is a key aspect of our philosophy.
Partner in Ethiopia
Center of Concern (CoC), our partner in Awassa, is the second-largest NGO in Ethiopia’s southern region and the “shooting star of the year” since 2013 as they are now entitled to operate nationwide. This recognition means a great deal in view of the conditions in Ethiopia.