Ernesto Baumann – Founder of Agora

Ernesto Baumann is a retired Religious Instructor in Munich.
For five years he has worked as an Associate Lecturer at the Catholic College for Welfare Working
and Nurse Management with the aim to contribute his practical experience in developing countries:
a job witch he does with heart and soul…

His lifework was inspired in 1956 by a peace pilgrimage of the International Catholic Peace Movement PAX CHRISTI
and 1964 by a journey to India when he delivered Munich`s greetings on the occasion
of the Eucharistic World Congress held in Bombay.


Verena Matthes Baumann – Dipl. of Social work

Verena Matthes Baumann, born and brought up in the former German Democratic Republic,
began her social commitment for AGORA parallel to her school-leaving.
She received a College Degree as a welfare worker and has, for some years,
accopanied Ernesto Baumann´s lifework, focussing on Latin American street children.


Natascha Koller – Initiator of AGORA Austria

Until 1998 a marketing agent for medium sized companies in Germany and Austria.

After a 2 years "Sabbatical” in Latin America, Europe Israel and Arabia, she decided to found AGORA Austria.