Team Edget

Gundi Brendes

GUNDI BRENDES
Founder and chairwoman (Hamburg)

  • Teacher/therapist up to 2005
  • 2005-2008 project work in Awasa, Ethiopia
  • 2009-2016 Head teacher of a primary school in Hamburg
  • Since 2016 Freelance therapist, coach, supervisor; training of head teachers in Hamburg

Priorities in EDGET work:

  • Supervision of sponsors and members
  • PR work /external representation
  • Info events at schools
  • Further training for school teachers in the “Children of the world” program
  • Administration of donations
  • Website
  • Project planning



PD Dr. Thorsten Krause

PD DR. THORSTEN KRAUSE
Deputy chairman (Hamburg)

  • Senior consultant, Reinbek Hospital (near Hamburg)
  • Several visits to projects in Awasa
  • Supporter and sponsor of the association since 2007

Priorities in EDGET work:

  • Fundraising
  • Project planning
  • External representation in contacts with foundations and other relevant organisations



Karin Willms

KARIN WILLMS
Volunteer and Ambassador (Berlin)

  • freelance journalist and editor
  • project trip to Ethiopia 2017
  • Supporter and sponsor of the association since 2016

Priorities in EDGET work:

  • Social Media
  • Texts and photography
  • cooperations in Berlin

Jörn Bernhardt

JÖRN BERNHARDT
Founder and CFO (Hamburg)

  • 2005-2008:  Senior Advisor to the Ethiopian government in a development aid project; years of experience as a development consultant in Africa and Asia and as a vocational training teacher in Hamburg
  • Retired since 2009, consultant volunteer for the Senior Experts Service (SES, Bonn)

Priorities in EDGET work:

  • Monitoring, evaluation
  • Administrative work and finances
  • Communicating with partners and the media
  • PR work
  • Fundraising
  • Project planning
  • Development policy events



Mo Brandis

MO BRANDIS
Volunteer and Ambassador (London)

  • Freelance singer, musician and song writer
  • Several visits to projects in Awasa
  • Supporter and sponsor of the association since 2007

Priorities in EDGET work:

  • Project planning
  • Website development
  • Fundraising
  • Fundraising videos
  • Music “Live, Love & Learn”



Philipp Bernhardt

PHILIPP BERNHARDT
Volunteer and Ambassador (Zurich)

  • Several visits to projects in Awasa
  • Co-Founder, Supporter and sponsor of the association since 2007

Priorities in EDGET work:

  • public relations
  • Fundraising
  • event planning
  • networking and strategy