Meet the team

Sharing international experiences to achieve a dream together


In the end of 2015 an international team from Namibia, The Netherlands and Germany came together in a Skype conference call. They discussed the opportunities to support Namibia’s and Africa’s fastest sprinter (T11) Ananias Shikongo. Not long after this first meeting the campagne #Run4Rio was born. The team worked together to build a website, started a crowdfunding campagne and connected the athlete with sponsors. 

The team is very proud of his achievements in Rio 2016 and is looking forward to give support for the next challenges and dreams.


  • Support Ananias Shikongo in achieving his goals
  • Exchange international knowledge and experiences
  • Building sustainable partnerships

Meet The Team

Elisa Ostet
Sports Marketing & Management

Elisa is graduated in the Sports Leadership Program at the Dutch Nyenrode University. Her goal: turning the spotlights on sports heroes. She works within sports marketing and athlete management.

Paul Gschwender
Sport Science

Paul is graduated from University of Western Cape/South Africa and MA student at University of Heidelberg/Germany in Sport Science. His commitment is on social upliftment and promotion of children and youth through sport.

Michael Hamukwaya

Michael (Mike) Hamukwaya is a trained Orthopeadian and the National Coach of the Paralympic Team of Namibia. He has a diploma in Managing Sport and currently honours in Physical Education at the University of Namibia.

Taleen Kazandjian
Nutrition and health

Taleen received her Bachelor of Science in Oecotrophology (major: nutrition and health) at the University of Applied Scienes, Münster/Germany. Taleen interests lies in product development (food and beverages), dietetics and culinary techniques.


Johannes Laufs, Namibia
Lukas Bauereis, Germany
Pia Gschwender, Germany
Frank Gschwender, Namibia

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