Head of the orphanage
Teresa (Y Lung)
Head of the orphanage
Teresa (Y Lung) is the head and heart of the orphanage in Kon Tum. Without her fantastic effort and love for the children, LittleBigDreams e.V. would not exist. After she met her husband, Thin, she decided to dedicate her life to helping children who were in the same situation as she was growing up as an orphan in the area. Even though Teresa has her own biological daughter, Stephany, she treats all the children like they are her own. Teresa is a “Mami” for 73 children.
Head of the orphanage
Thín grew up in the area with this family. He is a farmer and takes care of the land of the orphanage and a couple of fields that Teresa and he own an hour away from the orphanage. Also, he thinks of all the ideas for the construction projects and supervises the processes.
Founder & chairwoman
Klara Kattwinkel grew up in Hamburg and now lives in the Netherlands, where she studies Psychology and works as a yoga teacher and nanny. Before, she volunteered in a special needs foster home in China and traveled through Asia for half a year. Back home in Germany and the Netherlands, she worked and volunteered with children in different contexts and organized fundraisers and charity initiatives. Her stay and fundraising project in Vietnam and her friendship and admiration for Teresa’s work inspired her to get active. Following the do-it-yourself motto, with enormous efforts, and a lot of passion, she drummed up an awesome team and created LittleBigDreams e. V., to support Teresa in realizing her vision.
Johannes Jamroszczyk was born in Hannover. After finishing his nursing degree in which he gathered experiences as vice chairman of trainee councils and a member of one of the largest labor unions, he moved to the Netherlands to study psychology. Together with Klara, he organized the project in Vietnam that inspired the founding of LittleBigDreams. Spending time with the children, and Teresa fueled his ambition to be actively further involved in contributing to a better future for the kids.
Duc Le grew up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He came to Germany to study Architecture six years ago. Duc is currently finishing his Master’s degree and works in an architectural office. He always wanted to build something that creates better opportunities for the children in his home country. Now, with LittleBigDreams, he can realize his vision and supervises the construction projects as well as building bridges between Vietnamese and German language.
Founding member & treasurer
Uwe Kattwinkel lives in Hamburg and worked as a senior vice president for communications in international groups for many years. In this role, he has been involved in various CSR projects. Currently, he runs his own consulting business. He helps LittleBigDreams with everything communication and number related.
Joshua Taylor lives in Hamburg and studies Information Technology. Joshua is also known as the techy in our team – he gets things that others don’t. Apart from that, he works in customer service and is very involved in the Ghanaian Christian community.
Christine Ewaldsen lives in Hamburg and is a full-time working mum. She works in the media sector as a sales assistant and event manager. She does not just have tons of creative ideas but also excellent organizational skills that help with organizing LittleBigDreams’ events and fundraising campaigns.
Lia Cygon was born in Hamburg and now studies International Hospitality Management in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. Before, she traveled the world for 19 months, where she, amongst other things, worked for a sustainability project in the hospitality sector and volunteered in a foster home in China with Klara.
Julischka Hainzl grew up in Potsdam and moved to the Netherlands to study Psychology. After graduating from high school, she completed an internship in a housing group for disadvantaged children and teenagers in Berlin. She met Klara shortly before LittleBigDreams, e. V. was officially founded and was immediately very enthusiastic about the project. Since then, she has been supporting Klara in all tasks that arise and builds a bridge between the team and the student committee.
Roxane Hüttemann grew up in Herford and moved to Hamburg for her degree in South Asian Studies. Besides her work in an international company, she volunteers for several causes with all her heart. By becoming a personal sponsor at LittleBigDreams, she fulfilled one of her big wishes and is excited to share her vast experiences and expertise with nonprofit work at LittleBigDreams.
Our LittleBigDreams student committee consists of eleven young and culturally diverse members. We are united by our enthusiasm to support Teresa in her essential mission to provide a carefree childhood and a promising future for all children. The committee meets every two weeks in Groningen (or online due to COVID-19) to exchange new ideas, ongoing projects, and current developments. Each member of the committee has his/her own task for which he/she is responsible.
- Sidney: Chair
- Yla: Website Editor
- Malin & Marieke: Event coordination
- Sophie & Merle: External Affairs
- Johannes: Video Editing
- Julischka & Klara: Bridge between team and committee
IBAN: DE73 2005 0550 1500 5499 18
Bank: Hamburger Sparkasse