Hansgrohe is a proud supporter of the “Children need peace” initiative, providing financial and product donations for additional sanitation facilities of the children’s village in Kigali Schiltach. The policy of supporting youth upliftment projects is a long-standing tradition of the brand.
Now the employees of the Schiltach-based shower and mixer manufacturer have decided that their cash donations are to be channelled into a humanitarian aid campaign in Ruanda. Hansgrohe is supporting this aid with over R700 000 (50,000 Euros). The charitable association also plans to use the cash donation and faucets for new sanitation facilities for the primary school in the children’s village “Village de la Paix” in Kigali.
“The willingness of the Hansgrohe employees to donate to disaster relief and aid projects in the world’s poorest countries is quite overwhelming!” Together with the taps we can do a great deal of good here in a non-bureaucratic manner!” said Stefan Krischak, Chairman of Hansgrohe’s Works Council.
Stefan was elated with the amounts that have already been contributed by the workforce within the scope of various donation campaigns. Now he and Thomas Egenter, Director of Human Resources at Hansgrohe SE, were able to issue a cheque for the equivalent of 45 million Rwf (Rwandan francs) payable to the initiative “Children need Peace” e.V.
The pillar tap provided by Hansgrohe meets the special requirements for the products as far as the local water supply is concerned, both in terms of water pressure and water quality.
When the cheque was handed over on behalf of Hansgrohe’s management and workforce, Drikus Willemse highlighted the importance of aid projects of this kind developed for the children’s village in Kigali. “Giving children a new future also means presenting a country with a new future. This is what we mean by sustainable commitment; as a company that takes its responsibility to society seriously, we have therefore had the pleasure to support this project,” the Market Developer for Africa of Hansgrohe South Africa explained. “Moreover, with our products and our expertise in anything to do with water, we are making a contribution toward a long-term improvement of living standards for the students.”
Hansgrohe SE donated more than R700000 (50,000 Euros) to Ruanda in cash and faucets as non-cash donations, paying their tribute to “Children need Peace” e.V.
Drikus Willemse, Market Developer for Africa of Hansgrohe South Africa, handed over the check to the children of the “Village de la Paix”, a children’s village for war and AIDS victims, and the personnel in charge of them in October.
“We can do a great deal of good with the taps donated – and in a direct manner,” explain Thomas Egenter, Head of Human Resources at Hansgrohe SE, and Hansgrohe Works Council Chairman Stefan Krischak. Taps from the Hansgrohe Logis line are featured along with the wash basins. As a self-closing pillar
faucet, they meet the special requirements for the products as far as the local water supply is concerned, both in terms of water pressure and water quality. “Moreover, with our products and our expertise in anything to do with water, we are making a contribution toward a long-term improvement of living standards for the students,” says Drikus Willemse.
Two two years after the civil war in Ruand, the German “Children need Peace” association developed the idea to give the war and AIDS orphans of the region a future in the form of a children’s village. In cooperation with the “Wirtschaft hilft Hungernden” foundation (“business community helps feed hungry mouths”), the charitable initiative managed to establish a children’s village in Kigali for 100 boys and girls. In the “Village de la Paix”, they are prepared for an independent life; they receive medical aid, food, clothing, as well as an education and vocational training.
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