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About us

Culture.Tolerance.Learning.

About us

In August 2014, a dynamic and international team founded THRIVE International e.V. With the help of the member’s diverse backgrounds and common interests, this team came together to build upon their strengths and goal to do something meaningful in areas of education, cross-cultural understanding, and gender equality. The focus of the projects and initiatives lie in Europe and Asia.

The organization is non-political and non-religious.

Get involved today.

With your support we can initiate important projects as well as continue our ongoing ones. The focus being the mutual understanding of inter-cultural exchange.

Way ahead.

Better prospects based on an appropriate education system and mutual understanding. We are committed to projects in which young as well as old people of different social affiliations are supported.

For a better future.

The results of sustainable aid often takes years to see and measure. We keep a close eye on where development work meets educational work hand-in-hand.

Our Founders and Directors

Marisa Tan
Director of Marketing and Fundraising

Marisa lives and works in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She is responsible for all things around marketing and fundraising. Personally, she leads the Maid in Cambodia project and is on site.

Petra Dahm
Director of Projects in Europe

Petra lives and works in Munich. She is responsible for the coordination and implementation of projects in Europe and for the integration of potential sponsors and supporters for the Asian projects.

Sean Pang
Director of Projects for Asia

Sean lives and works in Shanghai. He is responsible for the coordination and implementation of projects in Asia and for the integration of potential sponsors and supporters for the European projects.

Theresia Gschladt
Founder and Communications

Theresia lives and works in Munich. She takes care of all things around communication and social media. Personally, she is involved in the Maid in Cambodia project, where she is responsible for the communications.

Michael Schmidt
Director of Finance

Michael lives and works in Munich. He is responsible for finance and financial reporting within the organization. In addition, he is responsible for networking with other associations, foundations and organizations and supports Marisa in fundraising.

Dr. John Pang
Founder

John lives in Singapore. As a pioneer and long-time entrepreneur, he brings a wealth of experience in dealing with different cultures and in establishing and implementing of projects.

Jacqueline Yu
Founder

Jacqueline lives and works in Shanghai. Based on her extensive experience with international companies, she contributes with her wide network of contacts in Asia.