Tangeni Shilongo Namibia e.V made the decision to voluntarily take part in the German initiative “Transparente Zivilgesellschaft”(Transparent Civil Community)
There are no uniform publishing regulations for charitable organizations in Germany, but our opinion is: Who acts for the public welfare should also be transparent to the public. Following the initiative of Transparency International Deutschland e.V., numerous participants from the civil and scientific community defined ten basic points every charitable organization should make accessible to the public. Signers of the initiative voluntarily oblige themselves to make those ten points easily available on their homepage and keep them up to date:
1. Name, Location, Address and Founding year
Tangeni Shilongo Namibia e. V.
Founding year in Germany: 2015
Founding year in Namibia: 2020
2. Complete constitution
The purpose of the association is the furtherance of children, youth and family aid, the furtherance of needy people, the furtherance of non-governmental organizations, short NGO, and the furtherance of charity, the international spirit and international communication. Furtherance happens exclusively in Namibia.
The aim is to ensure children and adolescents access to education, who cannot afford the visit of educational institutions (like e.g. kindergarten, school, university) due to financial issues. We do not only want to create space for education but also promote the social participation of the children and adolescents by creating encounters and enabling the contact to other children and adolescents.
We reach our goals by paying the salaries to the pedagogic staff, granting educational scholarships to motivated young people, building up of schooling and community rooms, providing warm and vitamin-rich meals, implementing sport und educational programmes and organizing educational trips.
Our complete Namibian statute can be found under “constitution”.
3. Notice of exemption
According to the notice of exemption from 15.02.2019 issued by the tax office Cologne North, the association is approved as tax-privileged, charitable body and exempted from the corporate tax and business tax. It is entitled to issue donation receipts.
You can find the current notice of exemption here as PDF.
The association has been registered and recognized as a non-profit association in Namibia since March 2021. Our financial books are audited annually by the local authorities in Namibia. You can find the registration documents here as PDF.
4. Name and function of decision-makers
According to our statute the organs of the association are the board and the membership meeting.
Members of the board are:
Volkan Sazli (1st director)
Malina John (2nd director)
Theresa Rhode (3rd director)
5. Report of activity
– in revision –
6. Structure of staff
We do not have any contracted employees. The members of the executive board work honorarily and free of charge.
7. Source and application of funds
– In revision –
8. & 9. Social association with third parties
There are no contractual associations with third parties (e.g. parent and subsidiary company, support association, outsourced enterprise, partner organization), which have a significant influence on decisions made in our organization.
10. Payments making up more than 10% of the annual budget
We did not receive large donations from private persons that make up more than 10% of our annual income.