Our association Bantu was founded in Berlin in 2019. It all started with a few people who were determined to help create a world where people can live a just and dignified life.

The founders of Bantu come from Uganda and Germany and have given our association the name “Bantu”. With this, we want to show that we can achieve a lot together – whereby our differences challenge and enrich us and thus accompany our common path. In the course of our formation, we have spent a lot of time reflecting on the idea of “development” cooperation and thus analysing our own positioning. In this process, our mission, our goals and our values have also taken shape.

Over time, new people have joined our work and are now important parts of our team. We have also been able to open our office in Berlin, which we share with our neighbours AfricAvenir, Tanzania Network and Postcolonial Berlin.