Heidelberg, April 1, 2019 – DATAVARD employees raised money for the “African Children Help” foundation during a charity auction. The donations go to an education fund that enables children at the Nyota daycare center in Kenya to attend school or study. The management of DATAVARD AG tripled the donations to the total amount of 8,000 euro which has now been officially handed over.
Gerd Hagmaier, Global VP S/4HANA at DATAVARD, has been involved in educational projects in Africa since 2014 and last year he founded the “African Children Help – Gerd Hagmaier” charity organization. Its goal is to promote the education of disadvantaged children in Africa. Every year, the foundation collects donations to finance the education of particularly talented children. This year, the donations will support the students of the Nyota daycare center.
DATAVARD employees have come up with a donation campaign to support that initiative. During the Christmas party, employees bid for home-made products or services such as coaching sessions or a day of chauffeur service for the whole family. The employees raised over 2,500 euros during the auction and through other donations, which the DATAVARD management has now increased to 8,000 euros.
“We are delighted that our employees have put a lot of fun and commitment into this fundraising”, says Gregor Stöckler, CEO of DATAVARD. “As a company, we see it as our duty to assume social responsibility and we are happy to support a project as worthy of support as the African Children Help education fund”.
Gerd Hagmaier is very pleased about DATAVARD’s support and that his project, which was started as a personal initiative, has meanwhile found a strong circle of supporters. “On behalf of the children of Nyota, I would also like to express my sincere thanks for all your donations. The project thrives thanks to the people who contribute and offer the children better prospects for the future”. Currently, five children are being supported from the education fund, five more children will join the program in summer.