Our story begins in 2005 in South Africa, when 6 young people work as volunteers in the development project God's Golden Acre (GGA) in the region "Valley of a thousand hills".
Confronted with extreme poverty, misery, hunger, AIDS and the resulting frightening consequences and social problems for the native population it became clear to us that it is our duty and obligation to actually tackle these problems and campaign for a better future.
During our stay at GGA we significantly helped with the organisation and realisation of the "Young Zulu Warrior"-Tour. The "Warriors" successfully toured with the musical "Thula Sizwe" in March 2006 through Germany and Holland.
We first thought it would be impossible for us to actually help the children and influence the situation in South Africa. But after the great success of our 3-week tour, which was wholly financed with charity donations in Germany, we raised enough money to pay for the school fees incurred for GGA for 2007 for all of the children in the children's home.
After the tour it became clear to us that a few young people or even just a single person can really change something and help the children in South Africa. We also realised how privileged we are being born and grown up in Germany: We have a excellent education which enables us a future that most of the children in the developing countries will probably never have.
Back at GGA we decided that the tours success should not only be a drop in the ocean: the idea was born to found our own charity to help the children in South Africa to fulfil their dreams.
When we came back to Germany in summer 2006 we sat together and started working out what we had to do. From all different sides we had offers for help and we even were shown and explained how a big and professional charity is run.
In February and March 2007 we went back to South Africa to meet up with various NGO's to learn from them. With the help from our partners we were able to realize our idea: on 26. May 2007 we founded the German charity "Go Ahead!".
For more about what we stand for and how we plan to help, please visit "our visions".