Our new partner SINGA Germany.

SINGA strives for an inclusive society that embraces diversity, and for an innovative economy that allows everyone, regardless of their background, to realize their professional and social potential. SINGA brings locals and people from migrant and refugee backgrounds together to engage collaboratively in social, professional and entrepreneurial projects. We are looking forward to a successful cooperation.

The first SINGA organization was founded 2012 in Paris. Since then SINGA France has successfully established an international network of engaged people. Today local SINGA organizations can be found in France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Great Britain, Canada and Switzerland. All local organizations share common values but are tailoring their work according to local needs.

SINGA Deutschland was founded in 2016. The portfolio includes the SINGA Business Lab, Professional Mentoring, Language Café and Living Room Events.

We are looking forward to a successful cooperation.




“Das kleine Dankeschön” – The Small Thank You – is Providing Support to BKB Charity.

EUR 1 per copy sold – with its latest book project “Das kleine Dankeschön” Nassall-Verlag is supporting the humanitarian initiative BKB Charity.

“Thank you!” – one of the nicest phrases ever. We love hearing it, we love saying it and we love showing it. There are plenty of opportunities to say it in life. The book “Das kleine Dankeschön'” published by the Nassall-Verlag was written for those of us, who hold gratitude in their hearts and are looking for an alternative to the mandatory bouquet of flowers or that box of chocolates.

Beautifully illustrated and tastefully composed verses awaken a character “Small Thank You”, who is on a journey from one heart to the next. On his way, “Small Thank You” starts to have doubts, and his initial enthusiasm and self-confidence begin to erode, slowly turning to dejectedness. He attempts to live up to the ideas of others about what “Thank You” means. Not until he recognizes is true nature , though, does he finally complete his mission happily.

“Das kleine Dankeschön” is lovingly written, funny and touching book project by Angela and Lydia Nassal. We too would like to express our heartfelt thanks, because Nassall Verlag is supporting the humanitarian initiative BKB Charity with EUR 1 for each copy sold.

The book will be available from Nassall Verlag as of September 7, 2017 and can be ordered at your local bookstore under ISBN 978-3-928711-11-1  or better yet, online from the publisher  directly at www.nassall-verlag.de. Orders are being accepted from the online shop, by phone or by e-mail.

“Das kleine Dankeschön” at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017.

“Das kleine Dankeschön” is being introduced to interested readers and a large professional audience at the Frankfurt Book Fair (October 11 – 15, 2017) at the joint booth “Livro – titles from independent and self-publishers” in Hall 3.1.


Donation Campaign SKM Hospital

Thanks to all supporters!

The donation campaign for the SKM Hospital in Nepal has been successfully completed. A total of 13,000 Euros was collected.

One of the poorest countries in the world is the Himalayan State of Nepal, which is still with greatest humanitarian needs since the heavy earthquake series in 2015. Especially children suffer terribly from the consequences of their injuries. The SKM Hospital in Sankhu in the Kathmandu Valley faces this challenge and partly treats the poorest of the poor completely free of charge. The humanitarian initiative BKB Charity supports the Sushma Koirala Memorial (SKM) Hospital in the medical care of these people.

Specialists (e.g. for plastic surgery) – mainly from Germany – provide treatment in the SKM Hospital, among others for burns, complicated fragmented breaks, and severe traumas. Furthermore, these medical specialists provide training and further education for the medical staff on site, so that the Nepalese doctors even master the hospital day in the absence of foreign experts.

In order to finance, among others, a new anaesthesia device for SKM Hospital, the Junge Oper Rhein-Main for BKB Charity had very successfully launched a crowdfunding campaign at www.startnext.com/nepal-bkbcharity.

Our sincere thanks are with all our donors!

We would like to thank the Junge Oper Rhein-Main and especially all donors and supporters by name:

Musica Donata – Augsburg; Stefan Becker; Gila Bettag; Regine, Margarete Bettag; Susanne Blume; Birte Borchers; Heike Brauner; Antje Breit; Barbara Cornelissen; Marcus Dahm; Ines Dietrich; Diemo Dorfschmidt; Daniel Drubig; Fritz Fahrländer; Astrid Fromm; Christina Globke; Roland Göttel; Bärbel Grade; Carmen Hamelmann; Marlene Hammann; Florian Heinz; Dirk Heiter; Felix Herrmann; Stefanie Hoffmann; Roy Johannisson; Martina Jutz; Dieter Komendera; Michaela Lemm; Enrico Leps; Maxie Lutze; Mariia Magdich; Gabriele Mohnhaupt; Martin Nacke; Miriam Nagel; Werner Neugebauer; Claudia Neumann; Katharina Nieß; Cornelia Noll; Sonja Noll; Wolfgang and Christine Petri; Helena Ponstein; Anneliese Röhrßen; Friedrich Rohm; Tanja Scheffer; Antje Schuett-Fahrenkrog; Matthias Schulte; Malte Schwarz; Kathi and Martin Schuster; Hedwig Strack; Martin Strack; Patrick Triemer; Hans Tuschling; Berthold Wehmhörner; Charsten Wienbreyer; Andreas Wigand; Anja Wigand.

Only the commitment of these many people enabled the success of the campaign!



BKB Charity at the National Model United Nations

ISM students spread the word for BKB Charity at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) in New York.

A delegation of 15 students from the International School of Management (ISM) took part in the National Model United Nations (NMUN), the largest and most historic event of its kind at the United Nations headquarters in the heart of New York. In their luggage: a heart for BKB Charity.

Functions, method and challenges – the National Model United Nations (NMUN) is the representation of international political negotiations dealing with current global issues. In April 2017, this was the meeting place for over 5,000 ambitious and politically active students from around 120 countries to discuss current global issues and develop possible solutions.

Issues which were formulated as resolutions at the end of the conference included refugee policy, equal rights and the “World-Food-Programme”. In all the committees in which the ISM was represented, the question was raised to what extent NGOs (non-governmental organisations), such as the humanitarian initiative BKB Charity, should play a role in the operative measures of the respective resolutions. The committees were consistently reminded by all the countries of the great importance of these organisations with regard to their reach, know-how and specialisations. It is clear that NGOs should have a greater say in dialogue concerning state-controlled and/or transnational aid, in order to significantly increase the efficiency of these essential volunteer organisations as well as their visibility in the public eye. Thanks to their good knowledge of the BKB Charity and its diverse humanitarian projects, the ISM delegates were able to name several practical examples to support this reasoning and thus present the case with great passion and conviction.

Furthermore, the highly-motivated ISM students took every available opportunity to bring the German initiative to people’s attention. Under the motto “The heart of BKB Charity will be with us in New York”, they released BKB Charity’s heart-shaped balloons in the assembly hall as well as on the streets and open spaces of New York and provided passers-by with more detailed information about the globally active humanitarian initiative BKB Charity.



The 15 delegates from the International School of Management took part in the National Model United Nations as Hungarian representatives and were involved in 8 committees. Putting BKB Charity in the spotlight helped to emphasise the importance and benefits of working hand in hand with non-governmental organisations (NGOs).


The ISM team also presented the heart of BKB Charity outside the framework of the conference. On streets and open spaces around New York, the students handed out heart-shaped balloons and provided information about the humanitarian initiative of the Gelsenkirchen hospital.


After 5 action-packed days and plenty of impressions of the UN’s work, the “BKB Charity delegation” from the ISM can look back on some beneficial discussions with regard to international collaboration as well as a successful support campaign for the BKB Charity initiative.

Picture gallery

More information:

National Model United Nations
International School of Management
MUN Association ISM e.V.
Facebook MUN Association ISM e.V.

Shortly before their appearance at the German premiere of “Comedy meets Classics” in the “TIPI am Kanzleramt” theatre in Berlin, the British comedy stars Rebecca Carrington and Colin Brown expressed their support of BKB Charity with an impromptu gag in the dressing room. Colin, who for “therapeutic reasons” likes to do some ironing before every show in order to relax and get focussed, ironed a BKB doctor’s coat in a symbolic appeal for support of the BKB Charity Initiative. We would like to thank the comedy duo for this kind gesture.

The music and comedy duo Carrington-Brown has already won numerous awards and is renowned in particular for their charming mix of classical and pop music in combination with typical British humour.

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JORM starts crowdfunding campaign for BKB Charity

Junge Oper Rhein-Main (JORM) help BKB Charity in providing the Sushma Koirala Memorial (SKM) Hospital in Nepal with urgently required medical equipment. For this purpose, JORM follows an unusual approach: The required funds are procured via a Startnext Crowdfunding Project to the benefit of BKB Charity. Primarily, an anaesthesia device, a battery-operated dermatome for skin transplantation in burn patients, an X-ray C-arm for surgery under X-ray supervision, several patient monitors for the intensive care unit and a surgical table for the emergency room are needed.

Call for help from Nepal

Only in December 2016, Dr. Christian Afflerbach from BKB together with a team of German practitioners visited the SKM hospital in Nepal for three weeks in order to support the practitioners there in difficult surgeries (see Facebook Post 1 und Post 2).

Especially the poorest of the poor, e.g. people still suffering from the consequences of the injuries of the disastrous series of earthquakes  are treated for free in the SKM Hospital. In particular children seriously suffer from the late effects of severe burns, complicated comminuted fractures and major traumas. The partially destitute population is dependent on the aid of the SKM Hospital, which is financed by donations.

Junge Oper Rhein-Main, a non-profit association, which combines its cultural objectives with social commitment, has been supporting the BKB Charity initiative in Nepal since 2015 and trusts that they can facilitate the procurement of the urgently required medial equipment through this crowdfunding campaign.

If you want to help:

To the Startnext Crowdfunding Project



Film Project StratoX360 for BKB Charity

In October 2016, the StratoX360 team of 7 young people will be sending a special weather balloon equipped with six cameras up to an altitude of 35 kilometres in order to record an 8K spherical video where free camera perspective turning is possible. This virtual trip into the stratosphere can be made even more special by wearing virtual reality glasses.

The view of our planet from this height is fascinating and breathtaking. Viewed from a distance, the Earth can been seen from its unique and overwhelmingly beautiful, but also vulnerable side.

The aim of the film project StratoX360 is to offer as many interested people as possible the opportunity to enjoy a virtual trip into the stratosphere and experience an extraordinary 360 degree view of our planet. This remarkable perspective also provides a great opportunity to stop and reflect on our blue planet.

StratoX360: A view of the world for BKB Charity

The StratoX360 team has dedicated its film project to the humanitarian initiative BKB Charity. The aim is to make as many people as possible aware of the worldwide aid projects of this charity.



The premiere of the performance installation “BEFORE I DIE…” was performed in front of an enthusiastic, sell-out crowd in Ulm’s Stadthaus exhibition hall between the 21st and 23rd of July 2016.

Composed by international dancers, sound designers, musicians, actors and video artists, this spectacular project also involved the active participation of refugees from many different parts of the world. With presentations on several stages as well as throughout the hall, spectators were invited to join the protagonists on a poignant journey against the backdrop of escape, dreams, imaginary worlds and the realities of refugees and migrants.

The performance was organised by dancers Cecilia Espejo and Pablo Sansalvador of the „Moving Rhizomes“ group of artists, who campaign for social change, as well as the „KunstWerk e.V. Ulm“ society as the co-organiser.

The event was supported by the humanitarian initiative BKB Charity within the framework of its aid programmes for refugees. The entire proceeds from ticket sales go to the „Menschlichkeit-Ulm e.V.“, which promotes refugee aid in the local area.

Starting April 2016, Patricia Kelly will go on tour with her new solo album “Grace & Kelly” and her official music video “They Cut Me Down” and support BKB Charity at the same time.

During the course of her visit at Bergmannsheil und Kinderklinik Buer (BKB) in Gelsenkirchen, Patricia Kelly and her film team shot a few scenes for her new music video “They Cut Me Down” on the helicopter pad. In the spontaneous interview that followed, she gave interesting insights in the creation of her music, referred to the production of her new CD and clarified for her fans her commitment to the aid projects of our humanitarian initiative BKB Charity.

As singer, songwriter and manager Patricia Kelly with the legendary “Kelly Family” experienced for three decades virtually every success one can wish for in the music industry. 48 Gold and platinum records, stadiums with up to 280,000 enthusiastic fans, TV appearances worldwide as well as almost all possible awards and prizes a musician can obtain. Beyond commercial considerations, Patricia Kelly as solo artist nowadays allows herself to focus more than ever on her musical feeling.

As of 25.03.2016, her new album „Grace & Kelly“ will be available in stores and for download.

More details: www.patricia-kelly.com