Menschen für Menschen – Karlheinz Böhm their 433rd school in Ethiopia


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The 433rd School, built by Menschen für Menschen – Karlheinz Böhm’s Ethiopia Aid, was recently opened in Kelecha Jibat in the Ethiopian Dano region. The school was financed by Sportler gegen Hunger, an action of the Oldenburgische Volkszeitung and the Kreissportbundes Vechta. In the future, the new school will accommodate more than 1,300 pupils aged 6 to 14 years.
“Many children in Ethiopia still have to go to old and extremely dilapidated schools, but there is no question of the chance of a good education,” says Dr. Sebastian Brandis, Director of the Menschen für Menschen Foundation – Karlheinz Böhm’s Ethiopia Aid. “That is why we wholeheartedly thank the Athletes Against Hunger Action, which has been supporting us for many years and has fully funded the school in Kelecha Jibat Education is the foundation stone for people to realize their potential and create a future in their own country The action against athletes hunger is exemplary and exemplary, “Brandis continued.
Athletes Against Hunger (SgH) has been committed to aid and development projects in Africa for three and a half decade so far more than four million euros have been recorded. At the inauguration of the school were also representatives of the action from the Vechta County in Kelecha Jibat here. They were greeted enthusiastically by thousands of people. SgH representative Volker Kläne reported on the celebrations as a reporter. “It was a very emotional moment, it’s unbelievable how many people came to the inauguration, and there was a lot of excitement about the new school buildings,” he said. “It’s nice to see that the children now have much better conditions for learning – and for many, many years.”
It was the first school whose construction completely financed the athletes against hunger. Therefore, the inauguration of Higher Primary School for SgH had historic proportions. For the students, parents and teachers, it has long been the happiest day in Kelecha Jibat.
Educational record People for People
Every day around 500,000 children and young people visit the schools newly built or renovated by people for people. People for People’s Council Sebastian Brandis: “Expanding the education system in Ethiopia is one of our main tasks: in addition to schools up to the 8th or 10th grade, we have also invested heavily in vocational training and functional literacy in recent years of adults Education is a topic that affects all ages “.
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The People for People Foundation has provided sustainable support for self-development in Ethiopia for over 35 years. In the context of integrated rural development projects, Menschen für Menschen integrates measures from the fields of agriculture, water, education, health and income with the population. The foundation stone for Menschen für Menschen was laid by former actor Karlheinz Böhm (died 2014) on 16 May 1981 with his legendary bet on the show “Wetten, dass …?”. Since 1993, the foundation has consistently been endorsed by the German Central Institute for Social Issues (DZI). Menschen für Menschen is currently implementing the measures in twelve project areas with over 700 permanent and almost exclusively Ethiopian employees.
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