Our Story

Dr. & Mrs. Strüngmann

Andreas Strüngmann and his South African-born wife Sue live in Southern Germany, fifty kilometres outside Munich, although they spend part of each year in Cape Town, South Africa. They have two adult children, Nicole and Florian. The family enjoys travelling together, sailing, playing tennis and golf in the summertime and skiing in winter.

Andreas came to South Africa as a medical intern, after studying in Freiburg and Munich. At that time, he and Sue worked together in Tsolo, in the Eastern Cape, where they were struck by the lack of resources in both the hospital and the school where Sue was working. “There wasn’t enough medicine and there weren’t even pens and pencils available to learners. We made a promise to each other that if we were ever successful enough, we would do our part to help young people in this country get a good education”, remembers Sue.

In 2007, the two established the Andreas and Susan Strüngmann Foundation to sponsor educational initiatives, currently focused in the Western Cape. The Foundation has undertaken three key initiatives to date: the Sue Strüngmann Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town (UCT), the Students for a Better Future® High School Scholarship Programme and the construction of Disa Primary School in Imizamo Yethu (opened January 2012) which offers excellent educational facilities to the children of Hout Bay.

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Vision

Our vision is to develop successful individuals through quality education and holistic support to become change agents in their families and communities.

Mission

SBF’s mission is to ensure that our children reach their full potential through holistic support and the provision of scholarships at excellent partner schools.

Values

Family

A family is a group of people joined together by a particular relationship who genuinely care about, trust and look out for each other. They have shared values and goals and have long-term obligations to each other. Your family influences your emotional, personal, intellectual and social development.

Accountability

Accountability is the responsibility of a person or an organisation to justify its activities, as well as take responsibility for all of its actions.

Respect

Having respect involves how you feel about someone and how you treat them. This means that we can have respect for ourselves as well as others because we think good things about who that person is and how he/she behaves, and we act in a way that shows that we care about their feelings and well-being, as well as the value that they bring.

Growth

Growth refers to a positive change in maturity and independence which results in improved capacity to manage daily life and continued personal growth and development.

Integrity

Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is looking!

Fairness

Fairness refers to doing what is right and equal in terms of provision and opportunity so that everyone involved has the same platform from which to endeavour.

Meet The Team

Foundation Advisors