Mondsee, December 19th, 2011. BWT – Best Water Technology, Europe´s Number One in Water Technology, is, among others, supporting three charity projects in Africa and Bulgaria.
A school project for roughly 350 children is the heart of the Utamaduni Center in Kenia. A self-help group of volunteers organises an integrated educational system including normal school classes and in addition artisan and agricultural trainings. Eva Mück of the association Utamaduni, says „The funds will exclusively be taken to finance the Kajulu Center: educational material, teacher salaries, care for the ´special kids´, the kitchen and foodstuffs and equipment for the workshops. We all work on a voluntary basis meaning that donations are 100% made available to Kajulu.
“ With roughly 35,000 children in children´s homes, Bulgaria has the highest number in this respect in Europe. The association „freiraum-europa“ in particular supports disabled orphan children supplying foodstuffs, clothing, medicine, care and support services as well as education. In some cases even renovations of sometimes ramshackle buildings are made.
„Menschen für Menschen“ („People for People“) is an Ethiopian project of the Austrian Karlheinz Böhm with now more than 1,000 volunteers. Since 1981, the project has been working for safe drinking water supply, health care, improving agriculture and gendering activities to support women. The transfer of knowledge to men, women and children always is at the center stage, eg by school construction for the kids or courses for adults. This enables people to escape the cycle of poverty by their own efforts.
Andreas Weissenbacher, CEO of BWT, says „I am pleased that we are in the position to support these unique projects and the sustainable commitment of the many volunteers to improve the living conditions of many people.“