Our team

Bringing a vision to life cannot be achieved alone; it requires people who strengthen and reinforce each other with a common goal in mind. We now have a good 50 members.

Our team

Bringing a vision to life cannot be achieved alone; it requires people who strengthen and reinforce each other with a common goal in mind. We now have a good 50 members.

THE PROJECT JUSTINE – train the trainer e. V.

MARIE DAROUICHE

Honorary member and
Inventor of the Dirndl à l’Africaine

Short biography Marie Darouiche

Born in Cameroon in 1952, Marie’s path led her to Europe and Munich.
With her love of African fabrics, it was a logical step for her to sew her first dirndl from a pagne almost 20 years ago. Initially on order, since 2010 together with her sister Rahmée under the label name NOH NEE. It was also a logical step for her to set up her own training centre for tailors in Africa with THE PROJECT JUSTINE. Marie is primarily concerned with the quality of education and travels to Benin several times a year for longer and shorter stays.

RAHMÉE WETTERICH

1st Chairwoman and
Founding member

Short biography Rahmée Wetterich

Rahmée, also born in Cameroon, was much younger than her sister Marie when she arrived in Munich. After many successful years in the fashion industry, she opened an interior design studio near Nymphenburg Palace. When Marie invented the dirndl à l’Africaine, Rahmée set the course for the fashion label NOH NEE. Rahmée is convinced that the exciting, creative exchange of world cultures will and must play a much greater role in the future. As the chairwoman of the association, she is driving the development of the training centre from both Germany and Afrilka.

BIRGIT C. SCHRYVERS

2nd Chairwoman
and Founding member

Short biography Birgit C. Schryvers

The Berlin-based artist has been campaigning for a fairer world since 1995 and founded the artists’ alliance “Art for Africa” together with other painters, draughtsmen and sculptors in 2011. The international alliance supports humanitarian projects through the sale of its art. The focus is on promoting education, training and independent work. At THE PROJECT JUSTINE – train the trainer, Birgit mainly takes care of administrative tasks.

Location Benin

Arsène Adimi, Director and Administration

Jean-Marck Sidoine Kakpo, Finance and accounting

Abibou Gnago, Marketing

Alan Bougla, Community Manager and Graphic designer

Marie Darouiche, Master tailor and teacher for specialised practice

Jule Becker, Master tailor and teacher for specialised practice

Gislaine Woro, Teacher for specialised theory

Justine Tchilalou Payarou, Namesake of The Project Justine and trainer

Christiane Ahoussi, trainer

Moucadas Adessokpe, trainer

Sylvestre Kpelebe, trainer

Philomène Tawe, trainer

Renatou Tagali, trainer

Débora Dassakate, trainer

Nazifou Tapsoba, trainer

Elisabeth Kotto, trainer

Hélène N’Tcha, trainer

Spero L. Noudofinin, Mechanic

David Gbehe, French teacher

Caroline Kouegoua, Coaching und Empowerment

Project Senegal

Karima Mbacké, Project management Senegal

Seck Aby Ba, Textile engineer

Mboup Mame Diarra, Assistant to the management

Sall Madiaw, Sewing technician

Diop Thereze, Sewing technician

Ngom Serigne Mokhmadane, Sewing technician

Diop Ibrahima, Sewing technician

Diakhate Oumar, Sewing technician

Cisse Elisabeth Diouf, Sewing technician

Gning Ousmane, Sewing technician

Diop Fatou, Nanny

Dia Semou, Day watchman

Mbaye Aliou, Night watchman

Mbaye Demba, Apprentice/supervisor

Rahmée Wetterich, Project Management Germany

Petra Kutschal, Finance und Controlling

Stephan Rehlen, Consultant

Attila Henning, Communication (design and image)

Heike Littger, Communication (text)

Carola Windecker, Project assistance

Project Ghana

Prof Dr Osuanyi Quaicoo Essel & Team, Project management Ghana

Wisdom Keteku, Coordination

Agyemang, Weaving mill

Daniel Dickson, Design development

Kingsley Quansah, Design development

Evans Asante, Development of weaving looms

Rahmée Wetterich, Project management Germany

Odessa Legemah, Project coordination

Petra Kutschal, Finance und Controlling

Stephan Rehlen, Consultant

Attila Henning, Communication (design and image)

Heike Littger, Communication (text)

Carola Windecker, Project assistance

OUR SUPPORTERS from THE PROJECT JUSTINE – train the trainer

We are very fortunate to receive financial, material, instrumental and non-material support from people, institutions and organisations, first and foremost in alphabetical order:

art for africa Kunstprojekt, artists’ association against hunger, drought, AIDS and for education

Bavarian State Chancellery, supreme state authority of the Free State of Bavaria

Gerd Baumann, musician, composer and founder of the band b Parade

Kajetan Brandstätter, Head of the district association “Der Mittelstand” of the Munich economic region (BVMW)

Werner Buss, Creative Director of the Munich Tollwood Festival

Centre de Formation Liweitari (CFL), Training centre for bricklaying, polymechanics, electrics, car mechanics and organic farming in Natitingou, Benin

DELL Technologies, US manufacturer of computers and storage systems

Ellen Dettinger, founder of the Munich office Schürmann Dettinger Architekten

Klaus Edele, Board of the Friends of Liweitari, Association for the Support of the Centre de Formation Liweitari (CFL)

GOP, Variety theatre in Munich

Attila Henning, Photography and communication

Hochschule Biberach, Faculty of Architecture

Liz Howard, Speaker, moderator, author and coach

Kinderhilfe Westafrika, Organisation with training centres, orphanages and schools in Benin, Ghana and Burkina Faso

Eva Ploder, Artist and designer

Heinrich Roth, Founder of the Centre de Formation Liweitari (CFL)

Schmitz-Stiftungen, German foundation for the promotion of projects in the global South

Felix Schürmann, Professor of Architecture at Biberach University of Applied Sciences

Jutta Speidel, Actress and founder of Horizonte, a Munich-based aid organisation for homeless children and mothers

Bernd Weißbach, Board of Directors of Kinderhilfe Westafrika

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