Director: Sarah Dilling
Occupation: Agricultural scientist
When Sarah Dilling first travelled from South Africa to Zimbabwe in her early 20s in 2008, the economic crisis was reaching its peak of 2008/2009. Many people were unable to provide for themselves or had already fallen victim to famine. On crossing the border, when she encountered the overwhelming hardship and poverty in the areas of Masvingo, she felt a warmth for the country and was prompted to organize the first supplies of aid to the area. Back in Germany, she deviated from her original plan to study sports and instead studied agricultural sciences at Berlin’s Humboldt University.
It was clear to her that she wanted to work for the future of young people in Zimbabwe. Over the years she built up a team and Advivia gGmbH was founded. After completing her studies, Sarah Dilling moved to Zimbabwe in January 2020 to further build up the development work.
Deputy Director: Silke Flügge
Occupation: Educator and professional parent trainer
Silke Flügge has been working for the project since 2014 and her heart particularly beats for helping children in need, and especially orphans. She has been to Zimbabwe several times. With her “creative vein” she is particularly keen to promote the students in their development. Child protection is another topic that she wants to establish more strongly in our projects. Since January 2020, Silke has been the deputy leader in Germany.
Employee: Beate Nagel
Occupation: Social worker
Beate Nagel has been closely associated with Zimbabwe since 2012 and has travelled in the country many times. Her focus is on prayer, contact and information work.
Finances: Martin Doering
Occupation: Self-employed in software development, training and consulting
Martin Doering first visited Zimbabwe in 2011 and has been a volunteer with responsibility for the organization’s finances ever since. Martin manages the accounts and monitors donations and payments as well as implementing the guidelines for project management. He is also active in other organizational roles.