„An important insight for me within my ad honorem activities is the development in the International Kolping Society from sponsorship work to partnership work. A condition for this development was and is the developmental education work which always aims at encounters between giver and receiver at eye level. Partnership can only be practised if it is not a ‚one-way street‘. This is true for the development of projects, for visits with each other, and the dialogue between partners.“
Werner Sondermann, board member of KOLPING INTERNATIONAL Cooperation e.V. until 2017, president of the Association of Kolping Education Centers Germany e.V.