The Organization


The Swiss Charity Organisation Förderverein Vulamasango Südafrika (Friends of Vulamasango South Africa), was envisioned end of 2018 by Mrs. Susanne van der Becke and Mr. Reto van der Becke and officially founded in its inception meeting on the 25th of March 2019 in Steinhausen/Zug, Switzerland. The registered charity is exempt from taxes under Swiss law.



Through a connection to the South African Embassy in Berlin/Germany, where the youth choir Vulingoma of the children's project Vulamasango was performing on Freedom Day on the 27th of April 2016, Mr. and Mrs. van der Becke first became aware of the project Vulamasango in South Africa. At another concert of the choir at a school in Küsnacht/Switzerland in May 2018, they then met for the first time with the founder of the project, Mr. Florian Kraemer. After a personal visit to the project in Cape Town in November 2018 the couple then decided to support Vulamasango through setting up the Swiss charity organisation.


Mission Statement

"The Charity envisions the long-term support of the children's project "Vulamasango- Open Gates" in South Africa, a Non-Profit Organisation for disadvantaged, namely impoverished, neglected, abused and/or orphaned children in Cape Town. Through donations and membership fees the charity aims to support both the After School Care (ASC) as well as the Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) segments of the project." 

The charity pursues no commercial activities and has no profit motive. All organs of the charity work as volunteers.



The charity uses the folloing avenues of fundraising:

  • Donations from Individuals/companies
  • Donations from active members
  • Yearly Membership contributions
  • Proceeds from its own charity events 
  • Subsidies
  • Proceeds from service agreements
  • Donations of any kind 


Public Relations

The charity Förderverein Vulamasango Südafrika is represented publicly by Mr. and Mrs. van der Becke. 


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Board of Directors:


Mrs. Susanne van der Becke



Mr. Reto van der Becke





Förderverein Vulamasango Südafrika

IBAN (CHF): CH940023023070169901Z


All donations to the charity will be issued with a tax receipt according to Swiss tax law.

100% of all donations to the charity will go to the children's project Vulamasango in Cape Town. No operating costs will be deducted!




Donations from Germany can be made directly via the German charity:

Positiv Leben e.V.