Who we are


Barbara Dierksen Barbara Dierksen studied literature and film studies now she workes self-employed as cultur manager, curator and journalist. She is founder of the association “Raum 121” for art and culture.


Irina von Mackensen studies medicin and is the founder of the project “Baphumelele.Hope through education”, after she went to Khayelitsha, where she lived and worked in Baphumelele as volunteer.


Ulrike Ullrich  is economist and works for the public relation department of „hof-Niderursel“ in Frankfurt.Since 2014 she is Board member there aswell.


Sylvain Largot is a french photographer behind the photography project “inside to outside” with childrens of Khayelitsha.


Nikolai Wittenstein studies law in Berlin. He supports the project “Education for Baphumelele”..

Johanna von Mackensen is Medizinstudentin. Responsible for event organization and sponsoring by project partners.