The Lyoness Child & Family Foundation (CFF) started a new international project in Uromi, Nigeria. In the next few months the CFF will renovate the whole school for more than 1.000 students. New classrooms, a multi-purpose hall, a wall around the school area and a new playground are the main facts of this project.
Currently, 100 preschool children and 900 students from 1st to 8th grade attend the primary school Dimitrije Tucovic. The earthquake in Kraljevo on the 3rd of November 2010 affected the entire town and caused serious damages to the school. Following the instructions of the authorities, a section of the building was closed due to the damages, leaving 12 classrooms unusable.
With the support of the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation, new school furniture was supplied for the unused sections of the school building that is now renovated. The former furnishings were severely damaged by the earthquake and deemed unusable. School desks, chairs, boards, coat stands, teacher-desks, wardrobes, doors, computers, a laptop and a projector were purchased.
Extreme cyclist Christoph Strasser took not only the philosophy of Lyoness -- "Together we are strong" -- but also the charity idea of the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation (CFF) to the entire world at the Race Across America (RAAM) from 15th to 25th June 2011.
The RAAM is the longest, toughest and probably the craziest cycle race in the world. The route is 4,900 kilometres long, makes its way across 14 states and extends across the continent. To win the RAAM and thereby support children in need -- this was the big goal of the Austrian. Strengthened by tough training, months of preparations, a strong will and backed by a well-coordinated team Strasser won the race in an unbelievable record time of eight days, eight hours and six minutes!
This year again the title holder will be competing at the RAAM 2012 and we are already looking forward to an exciting race. We are, of course, again present via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and share the excitement with Christoph Strasser.
At the beginning of September 2010, the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation, together with the Centrum Dorka -- Centrum pre obnovu rodiny in Košice (Slovakia), started the project "Education as a bridge to a new life". The education and support centre is a contact point for families in need, single mothers and their children. Apart from offering accommodation to the families, the organisation also offers childcare and various education and further training opportunities for adults and children.
Dorka is developing a 3 level education model for the centre that was supported by the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation from September 2010.