Home4Education Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Jörg Baetge is the main benefactor and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the “Home4Education” Foundation.
Ten years ago, during a guest lectureship at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Prof. Baetge realized that the semi-nomadic Maasai children in Narok County had little opportunity to attend school year-round and were thus excluded from further educational opportunities.
Jörg Baetge was determined, with the help of the Lions organization and many private donors, to create a boarding school for the Maasai children. Today, IAPS, which was created through his initiative, has 460 boarding places as well as classroom capacity for more than an additional 250 day students, providing children with the opportunity to successfully complete secondary school and pursue post-secondary educational opportunities.
Jörg Baetge is a business economist and has 48 years of experience as a recognized scientist and entrepreneur. He has been a full professor of business administration since 1972; in 2002 he became professor emeritus. He worked as a professor at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, at the University of Vienna and at the Westfälische Wilhelms University in Münster.