Our Founders


Gesine Nitzschke Our Founder

Gesine is a German expatriate who has lived and worked in Asia for 25 years throughout her life. She raised her family in Bogor, and lived there until 2008. Her background encompasses social volunteering roles in prisons and orphanages across Thailand and Indonesia. She also established a kindergarten in Bogor which ran for seven years.

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Putu Ayu Novitry Ariany Our Founder

Putu is an educator who was born and raised in West Java. Though her formal background lies in Biology, she has worked as a personal tutor for English-speaking students in Bogor and Jakarta, and at the International School of Bogor, in English as a Second Language (ESL), Bahasa Indonesia, computer studies, mathematics and biology.

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From the beginning, Putu and Gesine relied on one another to make things happen. Together, they built the foundation from the ground up, and have watched it grow and develop ever since. Gesine and Putu believe that knowledge can be sought from anywhere.

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Thorsten Nitzschke (Sponsor and regular inspirational coach in YCM)

It is a sad matter of fact that in Indonesia the majority of kids are still growing up in families that make a living on barely more than a few Dollars per day, if at all. One logical consequence is a lack of eduction as it’s simply not affordable for many.

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