About us

Every person, no matter where in the world, has the right to a self-determined life. With this goal in mind, we give our best day after day.

What we believe in

We alleviate acute need through rapid access to food, sanitation and medical care. Our long-term goal is to sustainably improve the lives of people in need through educational projects.

Our work would not be possible without financial support. Every single donation contributes to our success. We handle donations efficiently and transparently so that every euro goes to our projects.

Only together can we make a difference – far beyond the borders of our city. Be part of STELP and support us at events, on-site activities or directly in our aid projects.

Our vision

STELP campaigns for a world in which children, women and men – regardless of origin, age, sexual orientation or political and religious worldview – can live free of acute hardship and self-determinedly in dignity and security and can shape their future sustainably on their own .

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Empathie

Wir stecken unsere ganze Energie, unsere Leidenschaft in unsere Projekte. Wir hören aktiv zu und begegnen den Menschen auf Augenhöhe. Wir stellen sie und ihr Recht auf ein würdevolles Leben in den Mittelpunkt unseres Handelns. Wir haben Glück gehabt im Leben, das wollen wir teilen.

Impact

Wir geben jeder Ressource die maximale Wirkung. Durch unsere direkte, schnelle und unbürokratische Hilfe kommen die Spenden genau da an, wo sie gebraucht werden und machen das Leben notleidender Menschen ein großes Stück besser.

Entschlossenheit

Wenn wir gebraucht werden, dann fackeln wir nicht lange und legen los. Voller Energie und dem inneren Antrieb zu helfen. Und zwar richtig und dort, wo es ankommen soll. Deshalb lassen wir uns nicht aufhalten von Grenzen, die gesetzt werden, von unnötigen Regeln, die uns behindern. Es muss nicht immer der perfekte Weg sein, aber der in der aktuellen Situation wirksamste.

Agilität

Wer schnell will, muss unkonventionelle Wege gehen, ab und an den Bauch auch mal den Kopf überstimmen lassen. Wir sind nicht starr in Prozessen und Entscheidungen, sondern immer agil und flexibel. Wir suchen und finden immer nach der Lösung und verharren nicht im Problem. So finden wir immer wieder Wege, finden Helfer und knüpfen Netzwerke. Wir nehmen an, was wir finden und holen aus allem das meiste raus.

Mut

Wir helfen Menschen in Not. Dafür nehmen wir unser Herz in die Hand und gehen mutig dorthin, wo sich andere nicht hin trauen oder es besonders herausfordernd wird. Klopfen an Türen, die auf den ersten Blick verschlossen scheinen. Wir entscheiden uns nicht immer für den sichersten Weg, sondern für den sinnvollsten. Auch oder gerade wenn wir dafür Grenzen überschreiten müssen. Jeder von uns kämpft dafür, dass die Hilfe da ankommt, wo sie gebraucht wird. Auch mit dem Wissen, dass uns das in Schwierigkeiten bringen kann. Aber es hat auch niemand behauptet, dass es leicht ist, das Leben von Millionen zu verändern.

How it all began

In 2015, Serkan Eren and his friend Steffen Schuldis laid the foundation for today’s STELP e. V. association with the aid campaign “Balkan Route Stuttgart”. Back then, when more people than ever came to Europe and Germany seeking protection from war, poverty and persecution, the two helped stranded people in a refugee camp near the Macedonian border without hesitating for long. What started with a single aid transport became three tons of in-kind donations in just a few months – all of which was only possible thanks to unimagined and unprecedented support and solidarity from people in Stuttgart and around the world. One year later, STELP was born.

Today we look back and can hardly believe that we have been able to support tens of thousands of people on four continents and save them from illness and death. We were moral support and fought against thirst and hunger, cold and homelessness – and against oblivion. Almost always we have won this battle.

Projects

Learn more about our aid projects.

Team

Get to know the team behind STELP.

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