After 7 months of preparation and planning and just 2 months construction the new school was built. The School opening was on the 15th of March. Luvuyo Hlanganani Mandela, Nelson Mandela's great-grandson, celebrated the opening together with Hubert Freidl, Nina Passegger and Gerhard Buckholz and the Qunu community. The children's faces lit up as they saw the new school and learning materials, leaving a lasting impression on all those present.
Saudade do Parajuru – improving the social and economic situation of women in Parajuru. The Lyoness Child & Family Foundation supports this project together with the association Fensterplatz by providing high-quality vocational training in sewing and tailoring for young unemployed women in Parajuru.
Medobčinsko društvo Sožitje Maribor is a non-profit organisation for mentally challenged people, their parents, professionals and sponsors.
The goal of this initiative is to facilitate the achievement of the highest level of independence for the disabled people. They can work, for example, in cabinetmaker's, textile and art workshops being integrated into the work environment and its processes. The organisation managed to foster the individual abilities of the people and enabled them to lead a fulfilling life.
Through the support of the Lyoness Child and Family foundation with the acquisition of improved learning and working aids, the development of mental and physical abilities could have been fostered and the work of the disabled people could have been facilitated.
The "Tartu Laste Turvakodu" (Tartu Children's Centre) offers protection, education and support for abused children who live in difficult situations at home. Some mothers also live at the Centre together with their children. Additionally the Centre provides daily after-school care for under privileged children where a team of educators supports them not only in their studies but also with problems at home. At the same time the Centre provides the children with a place where they can feel safe and comfortable and where they can learn and play with other children.
The aim of the project was to renovate the computer room and at the same time provide the kitchen of the Tartu Children's Centre with a few new acquisitions. The floors, walls, ceiling, doors and windows of the computer room were in very bad shape and needed to be fixed. Additionally a new TV and a new set of furniture was provided.
On April 11th 2014 the "Tartu Laste Turvakodu" reopened the newly renovated and furnished computer room in attendance of Nina Passegger (Director CFF), Ott Neeme (CEO Lyoness Estonia), Piret Värno (Director of the Centre), Urmas Klaas (Major of Tartu), the staff of the shelter, several volunteers and of course the children and their families.
The aim of the project was to give the underprivileged children from Oradea the gift of a special and unforgettable day, away from daily life and their problems. Over the course of the day unique experiences like horseback riding, golf, archery, a plane ride over Oradea, a trip to the swimming pool, and much more would be provided for the children.
In addition, the offerings of the "Asociatia Filantropia Oradea" Center would be expanded through the allocation of a number of new play materials and 3 PCs.
Special School Nr. 2 is a centre for 6 Special Schools in Prahova county in Romania. The students have mental challenges such as Down syndrome, Autism, ADHS and other psychological disorders. Special School Nr. 2's education programme includes acquiring appropriate abilities to enable partial independent management of everyday life. In a training kitchen, the students learn everyday tasks and processes for cooking and household management, to prepare them for being better integrated into the community and for life.
Since 2003, Special School Nr. 2 has been working together with the Special Olympics Organisation in Romania. However, for a long time, Special School Nr. 2 has had major difficulties in bringing the students to the sports events and to various other outdoor activities.