The beginning of Commitís history dates back to 2003, when during a stay in Edinburgh, Scotland, Jan Meier volunteered to participate in a project in Uganda. Inspired by the idea of partnership development cooperation, he decided to create a non-profit organization, Commit, together with other like-minded friends in Munich. Over the years the group grew from its 5 initial members to more than 200 in Munich alone.
By 2010, Commit had already implemented 20 projects in countries like Uganda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, India, and Nepal. Always inspired by the returning volunteers from their work abroad, the groupís commitment to its cause grew every year.
While the focus of Commitīs work maintains its initial goals of project work, the organization has recently come to the conclusion that no sustainable change of global injustices will take place until there is a change of thought in developed countries. Therefore, the issue of global education in schools and Commitís national work, are the current focus of the work of the organization.
Upon completion of the 2010 projects, Commitís cooperation with partner organizations in foreign countries ended. The ideal of a partnership of equals could not be further continued. The suspension of overseas projects was not an impulsive and thoughtless decision, but the result of a long process that was marked by rigorous, reflective deliberations, and many critical discussions.
Global Education has since become the focus of the organizationís work and has currently been implemented through the increasing implementation of school projects and the lecture series on various topics.
The success and vision of Commitís students encouraged and stimulated students in other cities to start developing other cooperations. As a consequence, two independent associations under the name of Commit were found in 2005 in Augsburg and Berlin and in 2006 in Dresden.