The project helps itself completely through donations - you too!

The after-school daycare center in Atar, Mauritania, was founded by Susanne Heckmann and Mame Sy. A dream became reality, and a door, the door to hope, opened up for a handful of children.

What is the money needed for?

About 650 euros are needed every month to pay for rent, food, writing materials and the salary of the teacher. At the moment, 450 euros are being raised through donations every month. To ensure that the project can go on, the rest is provided from a special savings account. Help us to make up the balance through donations only.

Every Euro helps. Give us your support, no matter how big or small your donation.
Small standing orders are ideal, but one-time donations are also very welcome. The funds will be transferred to the account below, and every cent of the money goes to Atar, directly to Mame Sy’s after-school daycare center. We have no administration. Everyone who helps out does so as a volunteer, which guarantees that all of your donation will benefit the children.

Donations Account:

Stiftung Kirchmann – Kirchenstiftung

IBAN: DE94 7506 9015 0600 203122 BIC: GENODEF1NGG

Note: Use the following purpose: ‘Mauretanien’ or ‘La Porte de l’Espoir’

Note #2: Since we are finally under the “roof” of the Kirchmann Foundation, it is also possible to issue a donation receipt! Please just let us know if you need a certificate.

Note of thanks

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us in this project and continues to do so. Numerous donations have been received this year to ensure the continued existence and maintenance of the after-school care center. The new school building could also be financed with the money received.

Not only funds help us, but there are also many volunteers working in the background who make it possible in Germany and Africa that their donations reach the children without loss.

We would also like to thank the Nowak translation agency, Regensburg, who supported us with the translation of the website into English. The competent team continues to support us in questions of translations.

Thank you very much for the French translation to Ms. Alexandra Stöhr-Laffargue. She also helped us a lot and supported our project in this way.

Our team in Atar, Just and Cora Buma, who are very committed to the interface to Mame-Sy, cannot go unmentioned. The two coordinate the work on site, take care of administrative issues and of course this and that. They run the camping site in Atar. It’s worth a visit.

Many thanks also to Ulrich Zdebel, who donated his work on the implementation of the new website. The site now has a modern, contemporary appearance and meets all the technical requirements to be displayed correctly on all media (smartphone, tablet and PC).