Axel and Judith Milberg are from Munich, Germany and they first visited Mants'ase Children's Home in 2010.
Judith is an Art Historian and Designer, and is Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Umckaloabo Stiftung. Fascinated by African art and culture Judith’s interaction with people in southern Africa has become an important source of inspiration for her design work.
Axel, who is well known in Germany as Klaus Borowski, the fictional crime investigator for the Kiel police in the ARD TV series Tatort, also serves on the Umckaloabo Stiftung Board of Trustees.
The Milbergs visited again in 2011 accompanied by five journalists.
Since his first encounter with the land and people of southern Africa Axel feels particularly attached to this part of the world, and he and Judith work hard to help ensure our orphans and vulnerable children are provided with life’s basic necessities and a stable social environment.
Beyond that they encourage independence in our children and young adults through education and self-help projects.
In co-operation with the Umckaloabo Stiftung Judith promotes the building of facilities for small handicraft manufacturing in southern Africa, and assists in creating appropriate distribution channels for the handicrafts produced.
Above, Axel Milberg as Klaus Borowski and below, Axel playing with the children at Mants'ase in 2011.
17th September 2011
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