§ 1 Name, Location

  1. The Association is to be registered in the registry of associations under the name
    "Hand in Hand für Uganda e. V."
  2. It is based in Munich.
  3. Fiscal year is the calendar year.

§ 2 Purpose, tasks and objectives of the Association

  1. The general and central purpose of the Association results from the joint responsibility of all people for the global development. It offers help for self-help in Uganda. The Association´s activities are through non-material and material support. A central task of the Association is to collect donations for the activities and measures described below. For this purpose, an association account is opened in its name.
    1. Support of AIDS orphan projects, e.g. through education, health care, nutrition, and social integration
    2. Grants to Nijendo's women's project especially for women from the poorer population with the aim of making them economically independent and creating a financial basis for their families, e.g. through micro-loans to a maximum of 100 individuals
    3. Support of measures that serve to protect the environment, e.g. the use of solar energy, the purchase of land for forestry purposes, etc.
    4. Support of measures to develop the infrastructure as well as economic structures, e.g. construction of wells or water reservoirs, creation of jobs and securing daily basic supplies in various shops, promotion of agriculture, financing of necessary work equipment, medical advice, etc.
    With these measures, the association pursues charitable purposes within the meaning of § 52 (2) of the Tax Code (AO), such as:
    1. Support of youth welfare
    2. Support of education and vocational training, including student aid
    3. Support of environmental protection
    4. Support development cooperation
    All these activities are organized and carried out with the help of aid or trusted persons known to the Association in Uganda (see service contract appendix 1 of the statutes).
  2. As a matter of principle, the Association pursues sustainable goals and takes all necessary measures to achieve this.
  3. The Association seeks cooperation with public and private persons and institutions with the aim of exchanging experiences and, if necessary, mutual support and complementarity.
  4. The Association carries out public relation work and campaigns to raise awareness among the population in Uganda and Germany in line with the Association's purpose.

§ 3 Selflessness

  1. The Association is selfless. It exclusively and directly pursues charitable purposes within the meaning of "Tax-privileged purposes" of the Tax Code. The Association does not primarily pursue its own economic purposes.
  2. Funds of the Association may only be used for statutory purposes. Members do not receive any benefits from the funds of the Association's assets. No person may be favored by expenses that are foreign to the purpose of the Association or by disproportionately high remuneration.
  3. The Association's offices are honorary positions. If the work involved exceeds the reasonable level of voluntary work, a full-time managing director and absolutely necessary additional staff can be appointed for association-related work. Disproportionately high remuneration must not be paid for these workers either.

§ 4 Membership

  1. Any natural or legal person of legal age may become a member. Minors can be admitted by signature of their legal guardians. The Board of Directors may object in writing to the written application for membership within one month.
  2. Membership fees will be charged. The General Assembly decides on the due date and amount. Founding members can be exempted from the membership fee in the 1st year of the Association's foundation.
  3. Membership ends with death, resignation, or expulsion from the Association.
  4. The resignation can only take place at the end of a calendar year and must be notified in writing to the Executive Board by 31 December at the latest.
  5. In the event of gross violations of the Association's purposes, e.g. if the member has not paid the membership fee 14 days after the reminder has been issued, the Board can decide to exclude a member.

§ 5 General Assembly

  1. An ordinary general assembly takes place at least once a year and is convened by the board. If fundamental decisions must be made in the interest of the Association or if a tenth of the members request the convocation in writing, stating the purpose and the reasons, an extraordinary general assembly must be convened.
  2. The General Assembly has a quorum if it has been duly convened, i.e. at least 14 days before the date, in writing (also by email).
  3. It takes decisions by a simple majority of the members present.
  4. Changes to the statutes, a change in the purpose of the Association and a dissolution of the Association require a 2/3 majority of the members present. Members who abstain from voting will be treated as if they did not attend.
  5. The resolutions of the General Assembly are recorded and must be signed by the chairman of the meeting and the secretary.
  6. Tasks of the General Assembly:
    1. Determination of the number, election, dismissal and discharge of the Board of Directors.
    2. Receipt of the annual reports from the Board of Directors and the Treasurer.
    3. Discharge of the Board of Directors and Treasurer.
    4. If necessary, changes to the statutes, or dissolution of the Association.
    5. Determination of the number and choice of auditors and receipt of their report.

§ 6 Board of Directors authorized to represent according to § 26 BGB

The Board of Directors consists of the first and second chairman. Each member of the board is individually entitled to represent the Association.

Financial decisions are made internally by both chairmen in agreement.

§ 7 Executive Board / Advisory Board

  1. The General Assembly decides whether and in what number further executive board members who are not authorized to represent the board will be elected.
  2. The Board of Directors conducts the General Assembly and is responsible for all matters of the Association that are not expressly assigned to the General Assembly by the statutes.
  3. It takes decisions by a simple majority, and written minutes are drawn up, which are made available to all members.
  4. The Board of Directors has a quorum if at least two members of the Board of Directors are present, including at least one of the members of the Board of Directors authorized to represent the Board.
  5. The members of the Board of Management with sole power of representation are bound by the majority resolutions of the Executive Board.
  6. The Board of Directors is elected for a period of 4 years.
  7. The Board of Directors will remain in office until a new Board of Directors is elected.
  8. Members of the Board of Management may receive appropriate remuneration for their work.
  9. The Board of Directors is entitled to entrust a managing director with the handling of the Association's day-to-day business.
  10. The Board of Directors invites to the general assembly in writing (this can also be done by email) two weeks in advance at least once a year. The agenda proposed by the Board of Directors must be communicated.
  11. If certain items of Association´s statutes preclude the entry in the register of associations or the recognition of the non-profit status by the responsible tax office, the Board of Directors is entitled to make corresponding changes independently.

§ 8 Revision

The General Assembly elects at least one auditor. The tasks are the audit of the accounts and the verification of compliance with the statutes and resolutions of the Association.

§ 9 Dissolution / Cessation of the Tax-Privileged Purpose

The dissolution of the Association can only be decided in a general assembly convened for this purpose. In the event of the dissolution of the Association or the cessation of tax-privileged purposes, the assets of the Association will be transferred to the association “Ärzte ohne Grenzen” (Doctors Without Borders) with the address: Am Köllnischer Park 1, 10179 Berlin, which has to use it directly and exclusively for non-profit and charitable purposes.

§ 10 Severability clause

Should one or more provisions of these statutes be or become invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions shall not be affected.

Decided at the founding meeting on 20.04.2009

Statutes last amended on 25.07.2009

1. Chairman 2. Chairwoman
Thomas Langsch Renate Blank