Our team

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.

Thín

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.

Founding members

Klara

Founder & chairwoman

Klara Kattwinkel studied Psychology in the Netherlands and is currently doing her Master’s in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy in Hamburg. When she’s not busy with LBD, she works as a youth coach and yoga teacher. She has volunteered and worked with children in need and organized fundraisers and charity initiatives in various contexts in Germany, the Netherlands, and Asia. 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, and with lot of passion, she drummed up an awesome team and created LittleBigDreams e. V., to support Teresa in realizing her vision.

Johannes

Founding member

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 studied psychology in the Netherlands. Now, he works in the green energy sector and studies Innovation Management in Hamburg. With Klara, he organized the project in Vietnam that inspired the founding of LittleBigDreams.

Duc

Founding member

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.

Uwe

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

Founding member

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

Founding member

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

Founding member

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. 

Active members

Julischka (Jule)

Active member

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

Active member

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.

Sophie

Active member

Sophie Rose grew up in Bremen and worked for a children’s rights organization in the Philippines for a year after graduating from high school. In addition to her psychology studies, her work as a yoga teacher, and as a trainer for the JCNetworks, she is involved in workshop development and implementation at LittleBigDreams.

Liv

Active member

Liv Achten grew up in Luxembourg, then moved to Heidelberg to study psychology. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she completed a dual course of study and work as a primary school teacher in Luxembourg. She moved to Hamburg for her Masters in Clinical Psychology, where she met Klara and thus became aware of the LittleBigDreams project. Liv has also volunteered with many children and young people through internships and through the organization CISV.

Marieke

Active member

Marieke Gödeke is currently doing a master’s degree in “Applied Social Psychology” intending to get involved in a world with more equal opportunities. She prefers to use her free time to read, play music, or do sports, preferably somewhere near or on the water. What she particularly likes about LittleBigDreams is the young team, where everyone has the opportunity to contribute their own strengths.

Sidney

Active member

Sidney Hemphill was born in Berlin, where she is currently studying Psychology. She has been a part of the team since its official formation and has been in the role of Central PMO since then. She has always been passionate about helping children, which led her to pursue a career in child and adolescent psychology, as well as involvement in several charities. With LittleBigDreams, she can do what she loves and work with an amazing team of young people who are willing to put in the time and effort to make a difference.

Merle

Active member

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Martina

Active member

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