Malaika Smile consists of first of all members, godparents, donors and children in Germany and Uganda. In order to realize our visions, two teams in Germany and Uganda are working hand in hand. The teams are structured in a board of the association and the NGO (non-governmental organization) in Uganda.

Christine Irtenkauf

1st board member of Malaika Smile in Germany and Malaika Smile in Uganda

Malaika Smile is a matter of heart to me, which I encounter with my complete power and deVOTION as well with a smile every day.

My focus goes completely to the well-being to a safe future of the children of this earth. The whole potential for a better world lies in them.

I’m happy and grateful for the dedicated and motivated team (working) at my side.

Uwe Irtenkauf

2nd board member in Germany

Caring for the children from the slums is especially important to me: so that they get access to to get to education, a good school graduation and the opportunity to do a professional training. This all should be done in a safe home, in which they are accommodated well and are nourished every day.

If we can facilitate the life of one single child with our support, we have already achieved a lot.

Alex Ssekabira

Secretary and 2nd treasurer of the NGO

Since the almighty loving God blessed me as unprivileged, young boy with a wonderful and beautiful family, the Irtenkauf family, that supported me all the way to the university with much love and joy I would love to work with Malaika Smile for a good and positive cause of the mission and vision of Malaika Smile. Sharing cultural differences together with the people from Germany and other as we learn from each other for a positive change together. And build a strong confident generation of Ugandan-German people.

I love to share the truth of God in Jesus Christ with people. I love music, dance and drama. I love seeing people in joy and happiness and in good health. I like also knowing and discovering different cultures and values of different people around the world.

Ritah Nawumonge

Mama Melissa is our house mother and cook in Uganda

I love working for Malaika Smile because I love children and making new friends. We love each other at Malaika smile and work together as a team. That is very important for me. I also love to have a big family for my two girls here at Malaika Smile.

Barbara Ladner

Treasurer, administration of members and press releases in Germany

as well as communication, information and issuing of donation receipts

I would like to support Christine in her work as far as possible, so that she has more time for the exchange with our supervisors Alex and Mama Melissa and for the MALAIKA Smile children and teens.

It is important for me to do promotion for Malaika Smile in order to find as much supporters as possible.

"If many are giving little, big things can happen."

Gloria Nyakato

Administration in Uganda

I like about Malaika Smile that it gives children the hope and chance that they had lost in having a good education. Also Malaika Smile is a big family.

 

Roswitha Velten

Responsible / Representative for the sponsorships / godparenthoods and contact to Uganda from Germany

Every child has the right for education, medical care and access to clean drinking water, sufficient nutrition, care, appreciation and love!

With my power and comittment  I would like to support to give children in Uganda A FUTURE. I’m looking forward to the cooperation with our highly motivated kind board and association members as well as sponsors and new and interesting social contacts.

“People, who take more generous/ noble decisions, are happier.”

Hey, come all with us → let’s make the children bright-eyed and make them happy!

Silvia Braun

Event manager in Germany

Children are the weakest members of the society. With the foundation of our association we can provide a home and education to children in Uganda. So we can help them to gain foothold / establish and create the future in their country - according to the idea of Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach: “Who doesn’t know anything, has to believe everything.”

That’s my wish for the children entrusted to our care in their home country Uganda.

Heike Stader

Event manager in Germany

The association is dear to my heart because it has been founded with much love of the heart and everything, which is given goes directly to the children in Uganda. I hope that many members, goodparents, sponsors and donors will join us, so that we can support everything.

Andrew Tayebwa

Teacher in Uganda

I like working for and with Malaika Smile because I love to teach children and see them get better. The Malaika Smile children are happy and wonderful people!

 

Janine Irtenkauf

Public relations in Germany and Uganda and in charge of the homepage in Germany

After my first visit in Uganda in 2016 I hope that we can make the life and future of the children in Kampala a little brighter. I hope to do so by being in contact with them, making them more strong and confident in their life and helping them to find their own strength.

I am so blessed by being born in a country like Germany, being raised by loving parents, having education my whole life and being able to achieve everything I work for. I am thankful for that everyday and want to give something back and share my blessings.

Jan Irtenkauf

Treasurer in Uganda as well as technical and manual leader in Uganda

Helping and supoorting other people was and is ever since in my interest and because of that it was clear to me right away that I want to work for this project to share the happiness and our life with those who need it.

As André Gibe once said: “The secret of happiness is not possessing but giving. Who makes others happy will be happy.” And I think we at Malaika Smile found that luck in the hearts and the laugh of the children we can see everyday.

Mareike Irtenkauf

(In the national language of Uganda, Luganda, my name is MALAIKA, which means angel)

2nd secretary in Uganda as well as in charge of social media in Germany.

The people in Uganda inspire and thrill me personally, most of all the children. They charm me with their openness and their huge hearts. I support the work of MALAIKA Smile because I want those values to spread above borders and countries.

Carolin Meier

In charge of guests in Uganda

Is there anything better than giving something from our privilege of being born in Germany to those beautiful children and get plenty of love back from them?! Together we can give the children and supervisors in Uganda a sustainable future. With the simple things we can plant smiles in the faces of the children. It is this other definition of joy, happiness and love that the people of Uganda can teach us. It is fascinating for me to see the faith and trust of those people, that gives them strength every day in their life.

THe people in Uganda and in Germany who support the children with all of their heart are something very special and they make this association unique. That’s why I am very thankful to be part of Malaika Smile.

A stay as guest of volunteer in our Malaika Smile home will charm you.

Manfred Braun

Event manager in Germany

The association is dear to my heart because it has been founded with much love of the heart and everthing, which is given goes directly to the children in Uganda. I hope that many members, goodparents, sponsors and donors will join us, so that we can support everything.