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Founding

Februar 2005

Current Projects

12

Completed Projects

21

Members

317

Former Members

582

Location

Karlsruhe

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Founding

Februar 2005

Current Projects

12

Completed Projects

21

Members

317

Former Members

582

Location

Karlsruhe

Our History

Founding – 2005

Our organization was founded after the tsunami catastrophe in the Indian Ocean on Christmas 2004. With the desire to help the people who lost all their livelihood to the earthquake, students from the University of Karlsruhe joined forces and began to raise aid and collect money for those affected in Sri Lanka. A little later this group had an inspiring idea: why shouldn‘t KIT students continue to use their extensive expertise to help people in the poorest regions of the world? EWB was born.

Development

In the more than ten years that have elapsed since the founding, our organization has developed enormously. Instead of the handful of students who initiated the organization, the EWB idea is now supported by more than 300 students. Students of all fields gather under the EWB banner and with their individual skills contribute to the success of the projects and the organization as whole. At the same time, the university affiliation is no longer a limit. In addition to KIT students, fellow students from the surrounding universities (HsKA, PH Karlsruhe, HS Pforzheim) also make their contribution. Therefore the diversity of the training paths is enormous. The projects benefit greatly from the great variety of creative ideas that the members bring from their university experience. The projects themselves also developed over the years and gained in scope and complexity. Currently, nine project groups are realizing their visions in countries all around the globe. In addition, our members can look back on a large number of successful projects in all areas of development cooperation: EWB builds wells and rainwater cisterns, renovates villages and schools, builds bridges, sanitation facilities and supplies villages with solar power. The ability to grow personally with the challenges of development cooperation is thrilling and motivating. The shared conviction of bringing a global society closer together brings our organization closer and looks into our future with a thirst for action.

Registration as non-profit organization – 2008

In the year of 2007 EWB got registered as non-profit organization but was not yet listed in the association register. This happened one year later in June 2008, after the therefore required constitution was passed in the general meeting. From then on, the individual members were no longer liable with their private assets to the obligations of the association. Other advantages, like the opening of an organization’s account, also resulted from this entry.

10th anniversary – 2015

In May 2015 the time had finally come! We celebrated our 10th anniversary and can look back proudly over the past years. It was a perfect occasion to sum up what happened, how EWB Karlsruhe was founded, what projects we mastered, how fast and strong we have grown as organization, and what a colorful mix of students from different disciplines we really are. In addition to the organizing team, which once again deserves a great gratitude, each project group prepared a country-specific meal of their project country for the anniversary celebration. In addition to an exciting evening program there was a lot food, drinks and laughter.

Former Board Members

June 2018 – May 2019
Andreas Netsch, Chairman
Marek Fritz, Deputy Chairman
Linda Babilon, Treasurer
Hannah Trick, Secretary
David Kienbaum, Project Coordinator

June 2017 – May 2018
Johannes Klein, Chairman
Fabian Besse, Deputy Chairman
Antoine Duchesne, Treasurer
Manon Weichert, Secretary
Andreas Netsch, Project Coordinator

June 2016 – June 2017
Marcel Mott, Chairman
Jorge Cardenas Prieto, Deputy Chairman
Johannes Klein, Treasurer
Marina Walter, Secretary
Michael Kalkbrenner, Project Coordinator

June 2015 – June 2016
Philipp Heberle, Chairman
Simon Aurand, Deputy Chairman
Benjamin Hötzel, Treasurer
Susanne Benz, Secretary
Andreas Schäfer, Project Coordinator

June 2014 – June 2015
Tim Stihler, Chairman
Sally Gündel, Deputy Chairman
Caroline Hirsch, Treasurerin
Lisa Bönisch, Secretary

October 2013 – June 2014
Tim Stihler, Chairman
Sally Gündel, Deputy Chairman
Lisa Bönisch, Treasurerin
Vinzenz Pfannenstein, Secretary

October 2012 – Oktober 2013
Lennart Willms, Chairman
Martina Marek, Deputy Chairman
Marius Lang, Treasurer
Dominik Gatz, Secretary

October 2011 – October 2012
Kaili Shen, Chairman
Alexandra Mrzigod, Deputy Chairman
Tim Eck, Treasurer
Christian Schänzle, Secretary

October 2010 – October 2011
Christian Kelleter, Chairman
Christian Schänzle, Deputy Chairman
Stefanie Grün, Treasurerin
Nicolas Bouton, Secretary

October 2009 – October 2010
Michael Schnapper, Chairman
Matthias Schulz, Deputy Chairman
Janna Krummenacker, Treasurerin
Marco Vögele, Secretary

2008 – 2009
Julius Kramer, Chairman
Sebastian Horn, Deputy Chairman
Dominique Sghair, Treasurerin
Dominik Ziemke, Secretary

2007 – 2008
Thomas Herzig, Chairman
Marcel Müller, Deputy Chairman
Alexandra Bertsch, Treasurerin
Daniel Popp, Secretary

2006 – 2007
Pierre Frank, Chairman
Christiane Leukel, Deputy Chairman
Matthias Wolf, Treasurer
Miriam Leicht, Secretary

2005 – 2006
Mussie Kidane, Chairman
Pierre Frank, Deputy Chairman
Matthias Wolf, Treasurer
Miriam Leicht, Secretary

2005
Fabian Sommer, Chairman
Mussie Kidane, Deputy Chairman
Matthias Wolf, Treasurer
Eletta Negretti, Secretary