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Our Team

We are a team of sixteen students from the University of Cologne. We all study different subjects, have different interests and skills but one thing unites us: The desire to make a difference.

This is us:

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Arberint Zekolli
Team Leader

Age: 25

Studies: Business Administration

"I am convinced that it is our responsibility with our capabilities and knowledge to create new ideas to fight against the food insecurity in the world."

Marvin Maul
Team Leader

Age: 24

Studies: Mechanical Engeneering

"We live in a time when you cannot afford not to get involved social and sustainable projects."

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Neele Kleinertz

Product

Age: 22

Studies: Dental Medicine

"What I like about the project is that it works in direct cooperation with the local people to find a sustainable solution to improve the storage of the harvest."

Henri Oster

Product

Age: 26

Studies: Geography

"What convinces me about the project is the possibility to address the problem of global food insecurity by allowing people to benefit very directly from our drying technology."

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Franca Schirmer
Product

Age: 21

Studies: Economics

"I think the vision of Save the grain is great and believe that by combining the concept of our drying house with entrepreneurial thinking we will reach a lot of people."

Sven Schneppensiefen
Technology

Age: 25

Studies: Mechanical Engeneering

"What motivates me is the opportunity to create efficient and affordable solutions to improve life for as many people as possible while expanding my own horizons."

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Antonia Nolte
Relations

Age: 21

Studies: Social Sciences

"What motivates me is that our project and innovation creates an opportunity for freedom and independence."

Lenia Römer
Relations & Strategy

Age: 22

Studies: Social Sciences

"After spending a year in Togo for voluntary service, it is wonderful to have a continued connection with the country. At Save the Grain, I'm able to combine my experience with entrepreneurial thinking to fight the problem of hunger."

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Frauke Garmer
Relations & Strategy

Age: 22

Studies: Geography and Agriculture

"Creating food security is a fundamental part of development cooperation, to which I would like to contribute with my work at Save the Grain."

Robin Schallenberg
Relations & Strategy

Age: 29

Studies: Business Psychology

"I have been convinced by the excellent project idea and the great Save the Grain teamwork. Through my personal experiences and contacts in West Africa, I have witnessed the need for action. Working together on a solution for a better future is my driver."

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Piere Zilles

Finance

Age: 24

Studies: Business Administration

"My motivation for the project is the chance to use entrepreneurial thinking and creativity to face problems of global food supply in a sustainable way."

Carina Hüttenmeister
Finance

Age: 22

Studies: Economics

"My motivation for the project is to help prevent harvest lost so that the farmers can sell the harvest for higher prices to gain more independence over international merchants."

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Lukas Potratz
Finance

Age: 22

Studies: Economics 

"My motivation for „Save the Grain“ is that the farmers gain more independence by selling the harvest for a higher price to get sufficient financial resources to buy medicine or school utensils."

Semira Cicek
Marketing

Age: 27

Studies:Business Psychology

"In a world in which the gap between rich and poor is growing steadily, sharing knowledge and education is irreplaceable. Save The Grain supports this idea."

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Maria Engel
Marketing

Age: 27

Studies: Master intercultural communication and education

"What i like about this project is that it establishes local economical structures as well as solutions to harvest loss and dependency on the markets."

Madita Joußen
Marketing

Age: 22

Studies: Social Sciences

"It motivates and inspires me how the project manages to help people in a way that is going to improve their lives, not only now but also in the long run."

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