Empowering Communities since the 80s
Did you know that the Ameropa Foundation΄s work in Brazil began in the 1980s, but the Foundation was not officially founded until 2001? For decades, the Foundation has been making a significant impact on communities in need; what began as a humanitarian initiative in Brazil on behalf of Ameropa AG has evolved into a formal philanthropic organization. In December 2001, the Ameropa Foundation was established, providing a platform for Ameropa to expand its philanthropic endeavours. Under the dedicated leadership of Nicole Miescher, the Foundation has undertaken 52 projects in 27 countries, positively impacting over 110,800 individuals. These projects have focused on social, educational, and agricultural development, supporting communities worldwide.
The Ameropa Foundation΄s approach to project implementation has always been one of collaboration and partnership. While the Foundation has overseen the structure and management of these projects, it has actively involved local, longstanding partners and even Ameropa employees, ensuring a deep understanding of the communities and their specific needs.
Over the years, the Ameropa Foundation has worked closely with several key communities, leaving a lasting mark on their development. One such community is Mãe Luiza in Brazil, where the Foundation΄s involvement dates back to the 1990s. A significant milestone for this partnership was the inauguration of the Arena do Morro project in 2014, which has become a symbol of progress and hope for the community. Another vital collaboration has taken place in Kamwokya, Uganda, where the Foundation΄s efforts began in 2011. The Kamwokya Community Centre, inaugurated in 2022, stands as a testament to the Foundation΄s commitment to empowering local communities.
With great anticipation,
the Ameropa Foundation
looks forward to the future
and the transformative
change it will bring.
Under the visionary leadership of Nicole Miescher, who served as the Director from 2001 until the end of 2019, the Ameropa Foundation embarked on a new era of transformation. In 2013, Céline Miescher joined the Foundation, assuming the role of Director at the end of 2019. During this transition, the Foundation has worked tirelessly to refine its direction, aligning itself more closely with the broader Ameropa community. While the Foundation΄s overarching vision remains steadfast in supporting social, educational, and agricultural projects worldwide, it has identified three main areas of focus: Legacy projects, Ameropa Foundation Romania, and Sustainable Agriculture. This strategic realignment will enable the Foundation to maximize its impact and ensure sustainability.
In embracing this new phase, the Ameropa Foundation is shifting its project development model to prioritize Project Partnerships and Strategic Collaboration. This approach reflects a commitment to working hand in hand with organizations and communities, moving away from direct project management responsibilities. By becoming collaboration partners, the Foundation aims to empower local stakeholders and foster long-term self-sufficiency.
Despite the progress made, the Ameropa Foundation recognizes that there is still much work to be done. Nevertheless, it remains enthusiastic about the journey ahead. The Foundation will continue to provide funding and support to the communities in Uganda and Brazil, while actively seeking opportunities to expand its partnerships. In particular, the development of Ameropa Foundation Romania represents an exciting endeavour for the Foundation, with sustainable agriculture taking centre stage.
As the Ameropa Foundation enters this new phase of its journey, it does so with unwavering determination and a profound sense of purpose. By leveraging its philanthropic efforts and collaborating closely with communities and organizations, the Foundation is poised to create a lasting impact and improve the lives of countless individuals around the world. With great anticipation, the Ameropa Foundation looks forward to the future and the transformative change it will bring.