Leseheimat – reading project in Stuttgart for fled children



We dedicated our 2017 Christmas donation to OHS-Initiative in Dhaka/Bangladesh.

The Initiative Project started its journey in 2016 aiming to Human capacity development using the “train the trainer” model.

The project mission is to support the formation of worker advocates through participatory, accessible training in occupational health and safety, gender equality and human rights.

Main objective is to generate a cadre of OHS trainers in worker and community organization.


Jorori education project

Our Christmas donation went to the NGO Initiative Leben leben e.V. for the support of education and vocational training of orphans in Kenya.
Since 2007, Initiative Leben leben e.V. has been helping orphans and half-orphans as well as very poor families in Kenya. The focus is on the school education of the children and later also on the vocational training of the teenagers.
Since the children and teenagers mainly have their family home far away from the educational institutions, they need accommodation nearby for the time of their education.
Many primary/secondary and vocational schools do not offer boarding school accommodation, and housing is expensive and difficult to obtain. Therefore, the NGO Inititative Leben leben e.V. is building a boarding house for 30 children and young people. The boarding house shall be operating by the beginning of next semester, in January 2019.
With our Christmas donation of 2018 we supported the equipment and furnishing of the Boarding House and are happy that we can make it possible for many children in Kenya to receive schooling and vocational training with our donation. The picture on our Advent calendar was painted this year by Joyce Uchi Rai.

Joyce is a half-orphan from Jorori, Kenya, who is supported by the Initiative Leben leben together with her mother and siblings. Thanks to this support, she is able to attend school for the first time in her life. Joyce is one of 29 children from the Primary School in Jorori who – in a school project for us – have thought about how they imagine Christmas in Europe. Their ideas have all been put on paper with a lot of creativity and great ideas.

Further information about this great organization can be found at www.initiative-leben-leben.de. information brochure on sponsorships can be found here.


Recycle Rebuild

Our annual donation went to the non-profit-organisation “Recycle Rebuild” from Scotland for the purchase of a recycling machine.

Recycle Rebuild helps to protect the environment, to create jobs at the project site – a refugees shelter in Greece – and to help communities to produce 100% recycled waste products. By selling these products, a region can sustainably be supported.

You can find more information about the organization here.



We were happy to support the children in Jorori, Kenya, with our Christmas donation again. Due to the Corona pandemic, food has become unaffordable for the families of the project. This year our donation is therefore needed for food. Hopefully soon we will be able to support vocational and school education again.
Further information about this great organization can be found atwww.initiative-leben-leben.de.

This picture was painted for us by the 16-year-old Nuru Mwachuphi from Jorori.


Centre St. Augustin

Our donation in 2021 went to the “Centre St. Augustin”, a boarding school for the blind children in Lomé/Togo.
The “Centre St. Augustin” is one of the few institutions in Togo that offers a perspective for blind children. Not only the students, but also all the teachers and even the school director are blind. Many children come specially from the village to Lomé or attend a normal school for years before they get a place in the boarding school for the blind.

The Corona pandemic has hit West African countries badly. In Togo, many public funds have been cut and unemployment was spreading more and more.


Afghan Women´s Association and Amnesty International

Our annual donation went to the Afghan Women´s Association and Amnesty International.
The Afghan Women´s Association collects donations for the construction of private schooles and mother-child-clinics in Afghanistan. https://afghanischer-frauenverein.de
https://afghanischer-frauenverein.de Also Amnesty International is campaigning for the rights and compensation of those affected by human rights abuse during the construction of the infrastructure for the World Cup in Katar. https://amnesty.de/wm-katar-2022 https://amnesty.de/wm-katar-2022