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Donation Presentation to Förderkorb Gelsenkirchen

As 2019 draws to an end the pre-Christmas spirit is tangible all around. Whether you are out Christmas shopping for loved ones or busy decorating the Christmas tree, everywhere is full of sparkle and glitter. Particularly at this special time of year, however, one should also pause and give a thought to those in our world who are not so fortunate and have to struggle day in, day out against war and poverty. Not everyone is lucky enough to have the same opportunities or conditions as us.

from left to right: Holger Ott, Christiane Wilkat-Domnik, Marcel Laermann, Viola Jakupi

This was precisely the guiding theme that we wished to support this year as part of our annual charitable donation. Which is why we decided on the Förderkorb, (young peoples’ vocational support centre) in Gelsenkirchen. In collaboration with the Jobcenter, the charitable organisation supports and accompanies young people finding a foothold in the world of work. Through valuable support from trainers and instructors within the centre facilities, it makes a significant contribution to the successful integration or reintegration into the labour market. And this clearly stood out as a concept that we wished to support with our donation! On 18.11.2019, the donation cheque was officially handed over to our specially invited guest, Holger Ott, managing director of the Förderkorb Gelsenkirchen, in the main office building of Hamburger Containerboard, Gelsenkirchen. Over fresh coffee and cakes Holger Ott talked to Marcel Laermann and Viola Jakupi about his work and the organisation. The importance of a good social environment for young people and adolescents was picked up on and discussed further. The choice of friends and working life of young adults are influenced by the many formative events that occur during the childhood.

At the end of our pleasant and interesting discussion, the donation cheque was formerly handed over. Marcel Laermann, Christiane Wilkat-Domnik and Viola Jakupi expressed their thanks for the fantastic work and support that the organisation and its more than 50 members give to young people on their way to a working life. The donation of over €1,000 € was gratefully received by Holger Ott, who in return expressed his thanks to Hamburg Containerboard Gelsenkirchen for the welcome injection of cash.