This year, the Lufthansa Group’s aid organisation, help alliance, will support eight new projects and expand its global commitment.
Andrea Pernkopf, Managing Director of help alliance, says,
“The involvement of the airlines through their own aid projects strengthens the sense of community of the entire Group and shows that there is great motivation to work across the board for disadvantaged children and young people.”
New Projects In Cooperation With Lufthansa Group Airlines.
Three projects were created in close cooperation with Lufthansa Group affiliates Eurowings Discover and Edelweiss Air. Projects in Namibia, Syria, and the Dominican Republic will receive funding for the first time.
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic: Lilis School. Florencia “Dona Lili” Bonilla founded the Colegio Enriquillo in a depressed Puerto Plata suburb in 1992, intending to provide the local kids with access to a top-notch education that would result in a university degree. After becoming outdated, the school building will now be reconstructed.
Katutura, Namibia: Afternoon care. The construction of new buildings, school supplies, and school meals for economically disadvantaged children will lessen the burden placed on parents and teachers and create a more conducive learning environment for all students.
Idlib, Syria: Emergency Aid. The first step in the support alliance’s emergency response is to take urgent action to give the affected individuals the most basic requirements, such as food and water, hygiene products, tents and emergency shelters, or clothes.
The help alliance works on 52 projects in 28 countries and contributes significantly to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
“As an aid organization of the Lufthansa Group, we are proud to further expand our project portfolio and to support people in need. Our work contributes to promoting high-quality education (SDG 4) and decent work and economic growth (SDG 8) in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in countries of the Global South, but also in Europe.”
Help Alliance Other Projects This Year
Arusha, Tanzania: School of the Future. To help kids and develop the neighbourhood at the same time. An innovative school that emphasises sustainability, environmental preservation, and inclusion.
Masaka, Uganda: Entrepreneurship Program. Teachers at 12 secondary schools are receiving training to aid Uganda’s labour market by exposing youth to entrepreneurship, working with them to develop product ideas, and encouraging them to launch their own enterprises.
Costa Maya, Mexico: Plastic collectors. Southern Mexico’s coastal pollution has significantly risen during the past 20 years. Plastic trash frequently washes ashore, adversely affecting the plants.
Neighbourhood fishermen will promote the removal of spent plastic from the waters. This is subsequently utilised again and again to create fresh plastic.
The project partner Tide Ocean 2022 received the Swiss Ethics Award for their commitment to social responsibility and the environment.
Strengthens Emergency Aid Projects in Turkey, Syria and Ukraine.
Notwithstanding its drawn-out projects, the help coalition is likewise moving forward with its crisis alleviation in emergency regions like Ukraine or the tremor-stricken districts of Turkey and Syria.
The organisation helps the people who have been affected quickly and effectively through emergency aid and reconstruction measures that are focused on their needs.
Deliveries of food, water tanks, heating components, and other critically needed relief items are underway. There was a severe lack of clean drinking water in the refugee camps since the water tanks had been destroyed.
As a result, the major cholera outbreaks have been preventable. Thus, the hygienic conditions in the camps are restored immediately to stop infections from spreading.
Employees of the Lufthansa Group generally suggest and volunteer to oversee the initiatives of the assistance alliance. Since its founding in 1999, the guide association has focused on helping disadvantaged children and youth all around the world while striving for sustainable social improvement in developing countries.
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