United by a vision.
We make diversity our strength to create unique and holistic approaches to development. 

Project Mako brings people from different cultural and professional backgrounds together. Many development projects lack the necessary connections between foreign expertise and local engagement. At Project Mako we have mastered the balance between the two. Our guiding principle in working as a team is mutual learning. This demands open-mindedness from every team member and fosters a horizontal and transparent group environment providing space for innovation. With this approach, we engage the community as a whole by creating new opportunities and facilitate development.

Our Team. 
Diverse, engaged and open minded.
Thierno Dabo [22]

'Project Mako has opened a new door to the world. Working with Project Mako has allowed me to learn skills, consult resources and get to know people that I would otherwise never had access to.'

Currently living in Mako, Senegal

Student of Logistics

École Supérieure  des Mines à Kedougou

Christian Gäth [22]

'The work with Project Mako is incredibly rewarding.

Collaborating with the team to mobilize the community to find solutions together, has demonstrated to me the effectiveness of community based development.'

Currently living in New York City, USA 

Student of Political Economics and Architecture

Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and Columbia University

Hawa Tini Diallo

'It was time for such an initiative; Project Mako manages to mobilize the community and offers new perspectives and methods for progress. Project Mako enables us to work and live to our fullest potential.'

 

Currently Living in Mako, Senegal

President of local Womans group

Micha Kretschmann [23]

'For me working on Project Mako has offered a unique blend of collaborative vision, shared learning, effective social engagement, and a promise for a sustainable, global future.'

Currently living in Bonn, Germany 

Student of Architecture and Urban Planning

Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences

Mohammed Ba [20]

'Initiating and working with Project Mako has enabled me to contribute towards the development of my community. Project Mako motivates me to be the best version of myself for my family, my team, my community and myself.'

Currently living in Dakar, Senegal 

Student of Geography and Human Resources 

Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar

 

Alexander Dürr [22]

'I am happy and thankful to be part of a project based on respect, cultural exchange and great teamwork. Project Mako means creative ideas and simple solutions leading to sustainable development.'

Currently living in Bonn, Germany 

Student of Architecture and Urban Planning

Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences

Hans-Jürgen Gäth [60]

‘Learning’ is the word that best encapsulates my experience with Project Mako. My involvement with the organization  allows me to have a global impact in an organization were everybody has a say.'

Currently living in Hamburg, Germany

Retiree of Civil Service

Fatou Diop

Jakob Krauss [23]

'For me, Project Mako stands for the incredible power that is unleashed through cooperating for a shared vision. Together we can take the leap into a sustainable future.'

 

Currently living in Bonn, Germany

Student of Architecture and Urban Planning

Alanus University of Arts and Socials Sciences