Marquard & Bahls' Donation Secures Annual Funding for Two SOS Children's Villages Projects in South Africa
Instead of giving Christmas presents to our employees, customers and business partners, Marquard & Bahls has a long tradition of donating a large sum to international aid projects at the end of each year. In 2013, Marquard & Bahls doubled the company's donation to 100,000 euros, which covers the annual cost of running two projects at SOS Children's Villages in South Africa: the SOS Vocational Training Center in Johannesburg and the Social Centers in Sekhukhune and Qwa Qwa. At the Johannesburg Training Center, SOS mothers are trained for their job at the local SOS Children’s Villages, where they head families of between five and ten people. The training includes lessons on childhood education and psychology, nutrition and domestic skills, and courses on handling HIV/AIDS.