We are committed to our clients. We are also committed, though, to people who lack opportunity. To this end, we support several charitable projects throughout the world, helping people to shape their lives in an independent and self-confident way.
We are supporting the following projects
The JOBLINGE Initiative
Many of us occasionally dream about not having to work. At the same time, there are many young adults who want just that: work – specifically, a job that moves them forward and makes it possible for them to stand on their own two feet. For this reason, we support the JOBLINGE Initiative.
The initiative offerspersonal guidance to young people between the ages of 15 and 25, who after finishing school are having difficulties infinding aworkplace or pursuing further education. The young people prepare themselves for the job market for six months, assisted by volunteer mentors and supported through their interaction in the group. It is an intense time, during which the participants' confidence in their own strengths grows. Subsequently, more than 70% of the participants succeed in finding an unsubsidized training place or even a permanent position. With our donations, we help with this important step toward an independent life.
Nimakeja – Foundation for Plan
Scholarships for the Education of Kamalari Girls in Nepal
Our donation goes to the NIMAKEJA Foundation – Aid for Children and is tied to the Kamalari Project in Nepal, which Plan International runs onsite.
Kamalari means "hard-working woman". Although child labour has been officially prohibited in Nepal since 2000, the exploitation of girls remains part of everyday life in southwest Nepal. Girls from poor families, such as those of the Tharu ethnic group, are frequently sold as Kamalari to rich families, for whom they have to work for as many as 18 hours a day.
Plan is committed to the abolition of this common practice and has so far succeeded in freeing thousands of girls from their employment relationship. They are encouraged to return to their families and to start or continue with their education. Plan facilitates career training for the older girls and young women and assists them in starting businesses.
Share the Meal
Eating ice cream for a good cause: under the motto "Ice Cream to Share", we supported the app "Share the Meal", an initiative of the World Food Programme, at JBFOne 2015, the technology conference of Fiducia & GAD IT AG. Thanks to this app, anyone can share his or her meal via smartphone with a needy child somewhere in the world – and feed that child for a whole day for only 40 cents.
An idea that inspired us: for each ice cream eaten at our ice cream stand, we donated a meal. At the end of the day, our CEO Torsten Klein topped up the number of meals to meet the number of participants. In this way, we donated 850 meals to Syrian children in a refugee camp in Jordan, an effort that impressed the participants as much as the app itself.
The Bali Project
Many children in Bali lack adequate school supplies. We support a German teacher, who emigrated to Bali years ago and teaches school children there. She does so with laptops that we no longer needed. The children learn to write, gain experience in using computers, improve their English and have a chance to discover the world via the Internet.