About us

O.P.C. was founded in 2009 in Hamburg as a non-profit organization with the aim of helping socially disadvantaged and politically persecuted children (with and without parents) in Thailand and Myanmar. The region is home to poverty, oppression and exploitation, of which children are the most affected.

We place our trust in our partner organizations, which have implemented many successful projects for years. The fruitful cooperation takes place by email and visits at our own costs.

Maren Pfähler
Chairman and co-founder of O.P.C.
bank employee

Dagmar Heinrich
Deputy chairman and co-founder of O.P.C.
bank employee

Olav Wegner
Treasurer and co-founder of O.P.C.
bank employee


We help children regardless of their origin, religious affiliation and their sex

We improve the living conditions and education of children and thus increase their self-confidence, their dignity and their chances to make their own living later in life

We help to create an environment that allows children to grow up safely, healthy and securely

We respect the culture and religion of local people

Through our support, we relieve the parents and helpers on site

We work transparently and are accountable

We exclusively work honorary and unpaid


Many of our children come from persecuted minorities, disadvantaged families or are orphans. Through years of persecution, many children are malnourished, as rich in protein food is not available in adequate amounts. They are more susceptible to diseases and often handicapped in their cognitive development.

We want to help the children to grow up healthy and freely, in an environment and in a society that protects their rights and treats them with dignity and respect, regardless of their gender, origin or religion. The children should be enabled to live an independent life in the future. This implies not only basic education, but also the access to higher education.

We exclusively work honorary and unpaid, every sponsored Euro goes to the children!