Ute-Henriette OHOVEN

Goodwill Ambassador for the Education of Children in Need

A longstanding humanitarian advocate, Ms Ute-Henriette Ohoven initially focused her activities on cancer research and treatment for children in her native Germany. She has been working for almost 30 years to sustainably improve living conditions, education and women empowerment for the poorest of the poor. She is UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 1992. 
She has been working tirelessly to mobilize attention, support and resources and today, she counts on numerous programmes in nearly 100 countries worldwide. In 2002 and in support of her programme Education for Children in Need she established a German based Foundation (YOU Foundation). 
Supporting the 2030-Educational-Agenda to reach global education, she focuses on access, inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all. Her aim is to improve the standard of living in the poorest regions in Africa, Asia or South-America. 

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UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador with UNESCO News:


Together with the #GIZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, the YOU Foundation (Ute-Henriette Ohoven) launched a new project in Senegal

With this project, which is aligned with the measures of the Senegalese government's strategic PRCC (Plan de Riposte contre le Coronavirus), YOU Foundation intends to fill critical gaps in COVID-19 pandemic awareness, strengthen prevention activities, preparedness and response to COVID-19 consequences. The YOU Foundation carries out educational measures, video messages, prevention work or direct support of affected people by making available also mobile health teams. Different individual measures are taken in rural areas e.g. distribution of seeds and plants, to support self-sufficiency. Fast and unbureaucratic actions in the interest of those affected are required urgently.
In the photo, Ute-Henriette Ohoven appears wearing the first T-shirt for the Senegal Team.