About us

Future for Ritschow operates several projects to develop the infrastructure in Ritschow and Zhitkovichi. To date a kindergarten, a gym, a school dining room, a school kitchen and a cultural house have been renovated and furnished in Ritschow. The state hospital in Zhitkovichi received a new gastroscope. A renovation of the children’s station is also being planned. The hospital is responsible for 40,000 people in the region. The state high school in Zhitkovichi is also supported by various projects.

The support programs for children and young people include regular summer holidays with medical examinations and treatments in Germany and the support of trainees and students in Belarus.

The annual budget of the organization is about EUR 100,000. In addition to contributions from members and private donations from Germany, France, Canada and Switzerland, the association also receives funding from such organizations as the Goethe Institute, Robert Bosch Foundation, and the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. Membership as of March 2023 was 99 families, meaning that around 400 people are involved with the organization.


Hedi Müller (President)
Kehlweg 6a
79774 Albbruck-Birndorf


Telephone: +49 (0) 7753 92300
E-Mail: hedi.mueller at ritschow.de
Dr. Elena Denisova-Schmidt (Vice-President)
Im Rank 13
79771 Klettgau

Telephone: +49 (0) 7742 857799
E-Mail: denisova-schmidt at ritschow.de

Elena Strach (President Belarus)
Telephone: +375 2353 24170
Mobil: +375 29 910 79 66
E-Mail: strah.elena [at] gmail.com

Alfred Scheuble (Beisitzer)
Zita Müller-Mokinski (Secretary)
Werner-von-Schienen-Str. 7
79761 Waldshut-Tiengen

Telephone: +49 (0) 7751 5946
E-Mail: zita.mueller.mokinski at gmail.com

Ekkehard Munk (Treasurer)
Grünweg 33
79793 Wutöschingen-Schwerzen


Telephone: +49 (0) 7746 919292
E-Mail: ekkehardmunkat web.de

Alfred Scheuble (Board Member)
Prälatenweg 14a
79761 Waldshut-Tiengen

Telephone: +49 (0) 7741 4697
E-Mail: ascheuble at t-online.de

Gabriele Maigler (Board Member)

Leiterbachstr. 55
79774 Albbruck-Unteralpfen

Telephone: +49 (0) 7755 939 8404
Mobil: +49 (0) 160 979 21172
E-Mail: gabriele.maigler at web.de

Doris Dehmel
(Press Officer and Financial Auditor)
Sonnhalde 9
79774 Albbruck

Telephone: +49 (0) 7753 5815

Oswald Hilpert (Financial Auditor)

Schwarzwaldweg 9
79774 Albbruck

Telephone: +49 (0) 7753 1688
E-Mail: oswald.hilpert at t-online.de