Our Board

The non-profit association ‘Arbing meets Africa’ was founded in 2015 by Heinz Wegerer, Michael Kragl and Verena Prinz in Arbing (Upper Austria), with Leonie Ernst joining the board in 2017. It is supported by an advisory committee of seven with expertise in the field of finances, HR/Organisation, applications of funds, IT infrastructure, cooperation, intercultural communication, creative work and corporate communication.

Verena Prinz
Verena PrinzGraduate from the Bachelor programms Social & Cultural Anthropology and Educational Sciences. Student in the Master’s degree programme Social Work at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.
Heinz Wegerer
Heinz WegererField Staff at Doctors Without Borders and Graduate from the Master’s degree programme Sustainable Development Cooperation at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern.
Michael Kragl
Michael KraglHigh school teacher for physical education and history.
Leonie Ernst
Leonie ErnstGraduate from the Bachelor programms Social & Cultural Anthropology and Environment & Bio-Resources Management. Student in the Master’s degree programme Human Security at Aarhus University.

Our advisory committee

Intercultural Communication: Phelister Cheptum Teufel
Application of funds: Michael Machreich
IT: Stefan Brabenetz
Creative work: Antonia Fedder
Cooperations: Marilena Lanzerstorfer
Finances and HR: Beate Gruber
Corporate Communication: Tobias Carl

Our Project partners in Austria

In Austria, Arbing meets Africa is working together with the Kenia Project of BRG Traun. The students, teachers and the whole team of BRG Traun have for many years been committed to help children in Kenya. The Team at Arbing meets Africa is grateful to have such an enthusiastic and strong project partner.