Albert Luppart presents
The main focus of the Peter Maffay Foundation is to organise active therapeutic sojourns for traumatised and underprivileged children and teenagers.
The foundation was set up in 2000 in Tutzing am Starnberger See, where our headquarters are located.
The project activity started in 2002 when we inaugurated the centre in the city of Pollença, located in the northern part of Mallorca island. In 2003 we opened the centre in Finca Ca`n Llompart, near Pollença, which is the heart of our Foundation. Every year, up to 400 children and teenagers spend active sojourns of 8 to 12 days with their carers at the Finca. While there, they get to learn about farming at Ca`n Sureda. They may help feed the animals, participate in gardening activities and bread baking. These products are sold in the mini-shop owned by Ca´n Sureda.
In 2009, Peter Maffay Foundation initiated activities in Romania, the homeland of Peter Maffay, the Foundation’s founder. We bought the old parish house near a historical fortified church in Roadeș village, Brașov County (Transylvania), which was later on turned into common facilities and in 2011 we inaugurated a new building with accommodation facilities for children and teenagers. The development of the entire locality is an ambitious project for the future and a major goal of our foundation.
Also in 2011, following complex renovation and reshaping works, Peter Maffay Foundation reopened the oldest youth hostel in Bavaria, in Jägersbrunn, Starnberg, near Lake Maising. This is how TABALUGA HOUSE was created near Lake Maising, in an ornithological reserve surrounded by unique landscapes. Through another idea implemented in Duderstadt, Lower Saxony, near Göttingen, we inaugurated in 2012 project between friends, initiated by Professor Hans Georg Näder and Peter Maffay and Peter Maffay Foundation. In a lovely old “Fachwerk” house located in the centre of Duderstadt we created another shelter for children. In 2015, with the help of Mr. Hans Georg Näder and of Instituto Marquês de Salamanca we inaugurated in Rio de Janeiro a new TABALUGA HOUSE, whose objective is to improve the street children´s prospects by means of free education provision.
We concluded new cooperation partnerships involving Tabaluga Foundation for Children, Sir Robert Baden Powell sailboat and Sidan hostel in Zillertal.
Through all its projects, the Foundation provides the opportunity of spending active therapeutic sojourns to more than 1,000 children, every year.
The goal of all shelters of Peter Maffay Foundation is to use nature for therapeutic purposes. “We intend to rebuild courage and trust in wounded souls. For this, nature, with all its strengths, is the best therapist”, stated Peter Maffay.
All projects of Peter Maffay Foundation are possible only due to the strong support and commitment of all our friends, supporters and sponsors. We are grateful to you all!
Administrator of Peter Maffay Foundation