• "Education is the only development aid that operates at eye level" (Christian Liebig)

A better future for children in Africa – through education

With our work, we, the team of the Christian Liebig Foundation (CLF), would like to give shape to the vision of the man whose name we bear – to provide help for people in developing countries, especially for children in Africa.

FOCUS journalist Christian Liebig often considered working in the field of development aid but was unable to realize his dream himself. His family and friends made his vision a reality posthumously with the engagement of the association, which provides development aid “at eye level” for children in Africa. Targeted educational measures reach the local people directly, where it is truly needed. We have been building and renovating primary and secondary schools, especially in Malawi, implementing educational measures and awarding sponsorships and scholarships since 2003.

We also cooperate with other associations, foundations and initiatives, including UNICEF and Deutsche Welthungerhilfe. It is our aim to bundle capacities, combine forces and personally supervise all our construction projects on a sustainable basis before they are handed over to the respective state governments upon completion. All donations are used according to the principle of “helping people help themselves” for educational measures, which are conceived for the benefit of the children gaining a perspective for the future. This is because education is an essential component of critical thinking and acting.

Among others, the journalist and FDP politician Helmut Markwort, the former DAPD editor-in-chief Peter M. Gehrig, the actor Harald Schmidt and Martin Weiss, Member of the Executive Board of Hubert Burda Media, are involved on a renowned board of trustees.

Corporate Video of the Christian Liebig Foundation (German language)

The Christian Liebig Foundation introduces itself: Why we are involved in Malawi, what we have achieved since 2003, what goals we are pursuing and how you can help us to achieve them!

Help with your donation! Because education changes lives.

Our association has set itself the goal of implementing the following measures in particular:

  • Needy

    Construction, counselling and financial support for the building of houses for needy children whose parents are no longer alive or who are unable to provide their children with a school education.

  • Gifted

    Promotion of gifted children and adolescents.

  • Educational institutions

    Establishing, promoting and/or participating in the creation of schools, support for teachers, procuring or supplementing school materials and ensuring regular school meals.

  • Secondary school graduates

    Awarding scholarships for vocational training or post-secondary study to young people and those who have graduated from secondary school.

Members of the Board

Beatrice von Keyserlingk

Beatrice von Keyserlingk

First Chairperson
Christian Paulmann

Christian Paulmann

Second Chairperson
Ulrich Schmidla

Ulrich Schmidla

Treasurer
Uwe Barfknecht

Uwe Barfknecht

Member of the Management Board
Norbert Müller-Stießberger

Norbert Müller-Stießberger

Member of the Management Board
Sieglinde Liebig

Sieglinde Liebig

Honorary Member
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul

Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul

Honorary Member

Foundation Board of Trustees

Peter M. Gehrig, Vorsitzender

Peter M. Gehrig, Vorsitzender

Chairman, Former Editor-in-Chief of the DAPD News Agency
Prof. Dr. Kurt Faltlhauser

Prof. Dr. Kurt Faltlhauser

Former Bavarian State Minister of Finance
Sandra Faskerty

Sandra Faskerty

Helmut Markwort

Helmut Markwort

Journalist and member of the State Parliament
Harald Schmidt

Harald Schmidt

Actor and entertainer
Prof. Dr. Robert Schweizer

Prof. Dr. Robert Schweizer

Media lawyer
Martin Weiss

Martin Weiss

Board member international of Hubert Burda Media