Background of Lindner Foundation
Lindner Foundation is an initiative of Hans Lindner Foundation, the charity arm of Hans Lindner International Group based in Arnstorf Germany. Social engagement is a top priority in the house of Lindner. The Foundation aims is to make a difference in disadvantaged communities through creating an enabling environment that builds socialeconomic fundamentals of life.
The founder of Lindner Foundation, Hans Lindner, was behind the formation of the two charitable Foundations: The Hans Lindner Foundation; a Social Foundation that was founded in 1991 and Hans Lindner Institute for Business that was founded in 1999. At the beginning of 2011, the two Foundations were merged to operate under the umbrella of “Hans Lindner Foundation”. This enabled the Foundation to operate a wider spectrum of operations and outreaches that have so far expanded to several countries including Uganda.
Lindner Foundation Uganda is a registered Non-governmental Organization (NGO) which started operation in 2006. It is an arm of Hans Lindner Foundation a charity based in Arnstorf, Germany. The Foundation provides community based education support to bright but vulnerable children through payment of school fees, provision of uniform, scholastic materials as well as life skills training to both the beneficiaries and their parents. Though its offices are in Kira Town Council, Wakiso district, the Foundation operates in all regions of the country in selected districts through a network of volunteers and partners. At the office premises, the Foundation has a boarding facility that can house 50 primary school children whose home environment cannot support their education. The Foundation ensures all children supported are traceable to a parent or a guardian.
The strategic framework of Lindner Foundation is guided by the principles of; children and youth centeredness, participation, cultural and social competence and partnership and collaboration. These principles are enumerated as follows; –