THE DEKEYSER&FRIENDS FOUNDATION – HOW WE GOT THERE
Dekeyser&Friends was founded by Bobby Dekeyser and Florian Hoffmann in 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland with the goal to create a platform for inspiring encounters between experienced personalities and passionate youth from around the world.
Registration of the Dekeyser&Friends Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, and official launch at the Swiss Economic Forum
Implementation of the second D&F Academy Inspiration Project, the Dance Project with Friend Mustafa Erdogan.
The Re-housing Project with Friend Heinz Kulücke lays the foundation for the new village for scavenger families.
Implementation of the Culinary Project with Tim Mälzer. Creation of www.goodfoodgood.com during the project.
Launch of Jumpsmart.tv
Launch of the 12-month DreamMaker Program with Friend Dr. Jane Goodall and the Engage in Conservation Project.
20 of the total 50 families build their new houses and start a new life away from the garbage dump.
Start of the D&F Academy Inspiration Program. Museum Project with Friend Markus Wasmeier takes place in Schliersee.
Start of philanthropic activities to support the creation of a new village for families living on a garbage dump in Cebu.
2010, several locations
The Media Project takes place across three continents. It produces an inspiring IP TV series and the award-winning documentary “Grace”.
The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
grants the necessary resources to proceed with the re-housing efforts in Cebu.
Friend Dr. Samuel welcomes 15 Fellows in upstate New York for the Teaching Project.
Opening of the D&F Academy Hamburg as a first regional learning hub for the DreamMaker Program.
Implementation of the second DreamMaker Project, the Sports Coaching Project with Jens Lehmann.