OPAM is an artword and it is the abbreviation for “Opera di Promozione dell’ Alfabetizzazione nel Mondo“: “Foundation for the promotion of literacy in the world".
The Italian name has its origin in its initial foundation of the organisation in Rome in 1972.
In 1980 OPAM e.V. was founded in Lindlar-Linde (Germany) for the German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).
Our organisation works for all denominations and is open for everybody. It aims to an integral alphabetisation, which means an integrated sponsorship especially of those people in developing countries who do not get a school and professional education. When we succeed to bring education to people and thus opening prospects, we think that this is the only chance on medium or long term to break through the spiral of poverty and suppression.
Thanks to honourable donators as well as the fact, that until today the board and all honorary persons work without expense allowances, we were able to help, until today, more than 500 projects in the developing areas of our world.
Our last information of exemption of the internal revenue office was in July 2009.
Therein the public welfare has been fully recognized.
We ask you to support in times of global conflicts, this especially necessary work in the future and ask you to recommend us to others.