Zeppelin School and Baraka School in Tanzania launch school partnership

Thousands of kilometers away and yet united in thought. With this message, Zeppelin School is launching a school partnership with Baraka Pre & Primary English Medium School in Tanzania. The announcement of the agreement on cultural exchange and the will to stay in contact with each other was sealed with a symbolic handshake by Mr. Knittel, the chairman of the association Kinderhilfe Kilimandscharo e.V. and Mr. Paul, the vice principal of Zeppelin School, on Friday, 28 June 2024 as part of the elementary school’s Federal Youth Games.

The school community at Zeppelin School is looking forward to learning more about the school in Karansi, which is currently under construction, and about the living conditions of the people there, as well as to personal contact with the pupils who go to school there. The Zeppelin School will donate the proceeds from the sponsored run following the Federal Youth Games to the Baraka Kinderhilfe e.V. association in order to support the school there financially.

We as an association are very happy about the start of the school sponsorship. We are very excited to see what will come of it. We will be on hand with help and advice wherever we can.

Invitation to the Lenten meal 2024

This year’s general meeting will take place on Monday, 29.04.2024 from 7.30 p.m. in the Maximilian-Kolbe-Haus in Schmiden. An official invitation will be sent to all members in good time. Interested non-members are also very welcome!

Invitation to the Lenten meal 2024

As last year, the 2024 Lenten meal will take place again in Schmiden on Sunday, March 17, 2024.
After the worship services at 10.30 a.m. in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, the Schmiden Festival Committee, with the help of the board members of Baraka Kinderhilfe, will organize the Lenten meal.

The Lenten meal will be organized for the benefit of our project “Children’s Hospital in Kirua/Tanzania”.

We look forward to welcoming many guests and receiving generous donations. We will be happy to answer any questions about our projects and sponsorships.

Start of construction for Baraka Primary School

Construction of the first three classrooms for the primary at Baraka School in Karansi began just a few days after Christmas. You can find more information here

Invitation to the Fastenessen 2023

This year’s Fastenessen on Sunday, March 26, 2023 is just around the corner and everyone is invited to attend.

The worship services begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche followed by the Fastenessen at 12:00 p.m. in the Maximilian-Kolbe-Haus, Uhlandstraße 65, 70736 Schmiden.

The Fastenessen will be in favor of our project “Children’s Hospital in Kirua/Tanzania”.

We are happy about numerous guests and generous donations. We are glad to answer all questions about our projects and sponsorships.

Invitation to our info events

For years you were used to the Baraka Association informing you about the development of the aid projects in Tanzania together with Rev. Amedeus Macha. Then came the Corona pandemic and we had to do without these meetings in the parishes. We are happy that we can now revive this tradition after three years. The newly elected chairman Martin Knittel will report in Schmiden and Oeffingen in a picture lecture about the current status in the hospital St. Monica and about the construction of our Baraka School.

You are cordially invited to the
Open Community Meeting on Thursday, 17.11.2022 at 2 p.m. in Schmiden (first Mass in the church, followed by a talk in the Maximilian-Kolbe-Haus) and to the
Coffee afternoon on Sunday, 20.11.2022 at 2 p.m. in the parish center Oeffingen.

The Baraka School in Karansi is scheduled to start operating the kindergarten in January. However, we still lack the last financial means for the extension of the classrooms and dormitories as well as the kitchen. We therefore kindly ask for your support on our donation account

Baraka – Kinderhilfe Kilimandscharo e.V.
Kreissparkasse Waiblingen
IBAN: DE08 6025 0010 0015 1478 24
Please indicate the keyword “Spende Baraka Schule” and your complete address in the reason for payment, so that we can issue you a donation receipt. The QR code can be scanned with the online banking app, then you do not need to enter the data!

In Fellbach, we are planning to hold the Lenten Luncheon again in 2023. There will also be the latest information from Tanzania.

Invitation to the celebration of the word on the “Sunday of World Mission”

“I want to give you a future and hope.” Jer 29,11

This is the message God sent through the prophet Jeremiah to his people Israel in Babylonian captivity. The text was chosen as the motto for this year’s “Sunday of World Mission”. In Kenya, the target country, people live in the middle of slums, shaping the future with hope with the little they have.

In our city, the Baraka association is active in projects in Tanzania.

We want to give these stories of hope a face and cordially invite you to the

Celebration of the word
on Sunday, 23.10.22, 10:30 a.m.
in the church Maria Regina
afterwards bazaar in favor of Baraka

The collection is intended for the tasks of Missio.

After the mass, the association “Baraka – Kinderhilfe Kilimandscharo e.V.” will offer cakes for a donation to support their projects. In addition, books and sheet music from the estate of our church musician Rita Ermer, who died last year, will be offered.

Rita Ermer founded the association Baraka (= blessing) in 2017. She also relied on the missionary power of music here with us and in Tanzania.

Cake to go on Sunday 03 July 2022

The association Baraka Kinderhilfe Kilimandscharo is still active and the hospital and school are constantly growing! After the family service on 03 July at 10.30 am in Maria Regina we offer cakes to take away for a donation. We sweeten your afternoon coffee and your donation helps with the expansion of the buildings. Every Euro counts and is welcome.

New association address

As of now, the association can be reached by mail at the following address:

Baraka – Kinderhilfe Kilimandscharo e.V.
c/o Pfarrbüro St. Johannes
Pfarrer-Sturm-Str. 4
70734 Fellbach

Travel report by Martin on his blog

Please note that the travel report is only available in German.

In the meantime Martin has arrived back in Germany. We thank him for his work in Tanzania and his reports about his adventures.