About us

Our Target Group

Many talented young adults all over the world do not have access to higher education due to their lack of financial means. In Southern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa the enrolment rates are distinctly below worldwide average.

Our Goal

Our stated aim is to provide financial support to enable underprivileged and talented students access to tertiary education. Increasing education is vital to ensure a sustainable, positive future and to continue the battle against poverty and corruption.

Our Concept

Students apply to Waali for a scholarship. After passing the application process successfully Waali publishes the students' profile online. The funds are provided through crowdfunding. After successful crowdfunding we support the scholarship holder to pay his/her tuition fees and living expenses.


Our fundraising concept is based on crowdfunding. We raise money online based on the students' profiles and Google Adwords. Additionally, we organise charity events to raise money for our students and our members contribute to the fundraising by means of their annual membership fees.


Already funded


Funds needed for current scholars

"Good evening dear donors I want to thank from my heart Waali team who gave me this great opportunity to be part of the foundation in order to continue my studies. God bless you."

TANOH Bilé Alexandre
Scholarship holder, INSTEC, Abidjan

"Now I have got monthly 5000 BDT. For my living costs for the next 6 months.it's really amazing."

Monirul Islam
Scholarship holder, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

"In short, I have financial difficulties for my final year leading me to apply for Waali’s scholarship, without which I will not be able to complete my degree."

IRIE Bi Toa Stéphane Jean Philippe
Scholarship holder, INSTEC, Abidjan


Fund a Student

  • Choose your favorite student and fund his / her scholarship. Transfer your donation to our bank account with the students name as reference
    BIC: BYLADEM1KMS, IBAN: DE57 7025 0150 0022 7929 56
    Please contact us for donation receipts.
  • or donate online via betterplace.org.
Choose student

Support waali

  • We distribute your donation equally among our scholarship holders. Transfer your donation to our bank account
    BIC: BYLADEM1KMS, IBAN: DE57 7025 0150 0022 7929 56
    Please contact us for donation receipts.
  • or donate online via betterplace.org.
Donate online to waali

Become a member

  • 25,00 € member fee / year
  • Be a part of our international team and help us to run our organisation waali e.V.
  • or be an inactive partner that supports us with a yearly member fee.
Membership application

Our Team

Nora Schmidt

Head of waali e.V.

Nadja Meister

Public Relations

Dr. Sabine Schön

Administration & IT

Thiemo Zweigle

Legal & Finance

Olivia Zaouli Lou

Manager Ivory Coast

Angura Khatun

Manager Bangladesh

Bertille Akpetou

Content Management

Dr. Ulf Richter

International Affairs

Matthias Deininger


Nico Schäfer

Finance & Web Development

Jasmin Martin

Online Marketing

Marie Roth

Social Media

"How young people in Germany support their fellow students in Côte d'Ivoire and set the course for a positive future, is really delightfull. Waali e.V. contributes to more educational justice in the world - and every step forward is important."

Thomas Stadelmann
Mayor of the city Zeil am Main, Germany

"As a member of the university's board of directors I understand lifelong learning as the greatest good and an essential basis for everyone. Living in the Ivory Coast I witness every day the importance of education in our society. That is why I provide my support to waali´s project and I personally feel responsible for encouraging secondary education."

M C Thomas
General Manager of Tata Steel Ltd, Ivory Coast

"We are very exited to support a valuable project such as that of waali e.V. The project is about the advancement in higher education of young people and we identify ourselves with this as a young creative agency to a very great extend. We are exited to see how waali will develop in the future."

Patrick Kessler
Managing Director of Threeview GmbH, Germany

"The reason why I feel very strongly about waali e.V. is, that I've spent some time in the Ivory Coast myself. I am looking forward to conjoint projects and events in order to support the students and the waali e.V. team."

Maurizio Pittino
Founder and Managing Director of Silver-Stage, Germany

"Every young person should have the possibility to study! I am pleased to be partnered with waali e.V. and to support the team realizing its vision 'Accessible Education'."

Thomas Fichtner
Managing Director of meetwise GmbH, Germany

"In my opinion waali is a brilliant association giving young people the possibility of a good education and therefore a positive workrelated perspective - independent from their financial bakground. I'm convinced of waali's team, usingits time beside studies or profession for a good cause."

Florian Kraus
Owner of Holzbau Kraus, Germany

Contact us

waali e.V.

Partnachstr. 2, 81373 Munich, Germany