Friends of Wangari Maathai International School or Friends of WMIS e.V. is an independent non-profit association with the aim of fostering education, popular and vocational training as well as international attitudes and tolerance in all areas of culture. This is done through material and non-material support to the Wangari Maathai International School in Berlin. The organisation was founded in 2018 and is funded by membership fees, donations and fund-raising events.

How we work

The bodies of the association are General Meeting, Executive Board and Board of Trustees. The supreme body of the association is the General Meeting. The General Meeting has to decide on fundamental questions and matters of the association. Each member who is entitled to vote has one vote. The tasks of the Executive Board are the development of strategic objectives, managing current business incl. the use of funds, reporting to the General Meeting, Board of Trustees and members, etc. The Executive Board may by resolution appoint a Board of Trustees, which can include people from all fields of life and can advise the Executive Board and the General Meeting in different areas. The Executive Board may also decide to form committees to advise and support the Board in certain matters.


Membership is open to any natural or legal person who wishes to support our aims. There are three types of members: Any natural person who wishes to actively take part in the association can become an active member and can vote in the general meeting (reduced fee). Any natural or legal person who, although not actively involved, wishes to promote and support the aims and purpose of the association may become a supporting member. Persons can be named honorary members for outstanding service to the association. Honorary members are proposed by the board and appointed at the general meeting. They are exempt from paying membership fees and have full voting rights at the general meeting.

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