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TOOLS FOR LIFE runs for a good cause at the J.P. Morgan Run 2024

On 5 June 2024, it was time again: the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge attracted thousands of runners to Frankfurt am Main. This year, the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation, ROTHENBERGER and Rothenberger Real Estate also took part with a joint team. Taking part in the J.P. Morgan run is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate our commitment.

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Generous donation from ROTHENBERGER and NORDWEST Handel strengthens TOOLS FOR LIFE

On 24 May 2024, TOOLS FOR LIFE had the great honour of taking part in ROTHENBERGER's 75th company anniversary. This impressive celebration not only honoured the company's long history of success, but also represented a significant moment of recognition and support for our charitable work.

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TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation's successful trip to Senegal

In April 2024, the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation travelled to Senegal to promote community development projects. Accompanied by influencers @nample, @geschichteneinesheizers, @nick_shk_hh and @meister_shk, our project manager Felix Gottschlich started his journey in Frankfurt.

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MENSCHWERK Exhibition 26. - 28. of April 2024

Discover the first MENSCHWERK event in Hesse!

Menschwerk, a pioneer in revitalizing abandoned industrial halls, breathes life into spaces once again – this time in Babenhausen, Hesse.

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Counteract the shortage of skilled workers with mini wind turbines!

Many thanks to the Frankfurter Neue Presse, especially to editor Frank Weiner for this great article about last year's energy transition course. We are pleased to announce that the financing of the Energy Transition Course has been secured again this year!

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Toilets Making the Grade

The competition "Toilets Making the Grade®" encourages schools to take an active role, form "Toilet Teams," and develop innovative concepts to transform school toilets into comfortable spaces. TOOLS FOR LIFE sponsors the competition.

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TOOLS FOR LIFE Craftsmen's Gala

An extraordinary evening event took place at the ROTHENBERGER TEC Center in the idyllic town of Kelkheim in Hesse on 19.10.2023. We celebrated the true heroes of the skilled trades with pride and joy. For the first time, TOOLS FOR LIFE hosted the "Craftsmen's Benefit Gala" and over 100 participants accepted our invitation.

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Your Commitment 2023

Since 2020, our "Your Commitment" initiative has offered all employees of the Rothenberger Group the opportunity to help with a selected project. All they have to do is donate six of their vacation days and all costs incurred are covered by the foundation.

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Generous Christmas donation from NORDWEST

A strong signal for social commitment: NORDWEST donates 5,000 euros to the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation to give disadvantaged regions access to water, energy, education and climate protection.

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Project closure in the village of Ndogbele, Cameroon

Ndogbele is a rural area where access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities is low. Managing drinking water sources is a major challenge for a village that is barely able to meet its water needs. To address this, the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation supported the construction of a solar well.

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Mission Senegal - A journey full of drive

Defective water pipes and the repair of sanitary facilities are an effortless challenge for our professionals Lee, Jacky and Tony. With their know-how, they not only drive the projects forward, but can also impart valuable tips and tricks to the locals. Exactly according to our motto: Helping people to help themselves!

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Water supply systems for Kitui County, Kenya

Learn here how we partnered with Hardcore Help Foundation and Fundifix to build two water kiosks in Kitui County to provide direct access to clean water for thousands of people. Plus, there are exciting developments still to come - the installation of water vending machines. Read on here to learn more.

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Sponsorships for trainees in Senegal: Our commitment to a better future

The 2023-2024 school year is about to begin at Don Bosco Vocational School in Senegal, and we at TOOLS FOR LIFE are excited to look back on the continuation of our important work in this region. Our commitment is focused on supporting the education of young people while providing financial relief to their families. In this article, you will learn more about our efforts, the encouraging track record of the last school year and our plans for the future.

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World CleanUp Day

Did you know? World Clean Up Day is coming up on 16 September 2023 - a global movement where people join forces to rid our environment of litter and waste. Get involved! The TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation invites you to become part of this initiative and make an active contribution to your city.

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Ehepaar Frau Prümen-Mündelein und Herr Mündelein

HERO Day at NORDWEST

The winners of the HERO Award 2022, Ms Prümen-Mündelein and Mr Prümelein, ceremoniously accepted the award at NORDWEST Handel AG in Dortmund.

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Update on Thusanang

There are new pictures and information about the progress from Venture. In Venture, our partner organization Thusanang, supported among others by TOOLS FOR LIFE, is building a community center for the local population. Employees of the foundation-owned company ROTHENBERGER supported the resumption of construction work in November 2022 (see article from 10.12.2022).

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Sponsorships

Take on a sponsorship in Senegal and change the life of a young person! Support our charitable foundation and enable young people to receive training in mechanics or electronics. Become part of our commitment to a better future and give opportunities that last a lifetime. Inform now and become active!

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TOOLS FOR LIFE Craftsmen's Gala

Celebrate the "Heroes of Craftsmanship" at the 1st TOOLS FOR LIFE Craftsmen's Benefit Gala on 21 October 2023 in Kelkheim! The indispensable work of craftsmen and craftswomen will be honoured and celebrated. Be there and be inspired!

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Jubilee wine of TOOLS FOR LIFE

The Icario Winery from Italy supports TOOLS FOR LIFE on the occasion of its 15th anniversary with a very special campaign!

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Activity Report 2022

Our new activity report is here! In the digital edition you will find all the important information about the Foundation's work from 2022

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Our Tool for life

Our new product is here! TOOLS FOR LIFE has now released the Multitool in addition to the Burning Heart. The multifunctional tool comes with 21 practical functions - perfect for every occasion

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15 Years TOOLS FOR LIFE

The TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation wishes everyone a happy, healthy and successful 2023. It is a special year for us - we are celebrating the Foundation's 15th anniversary. Many new exciting projects are on our agenda this year.

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End-of-Year Review

On 15 December, the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation had its annual review. It was a very exciting year with many exciting, but also exhausting projects.

 

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Your Commitment 2022

After 2 years of interruption due to Corona, "Your Commitment" finally took place again this year. Four ROTHENBERGER employees set off for South Africa to help with a project together with our partner organisation Thusanang.

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TOOLS FOR LIFE "Sustained by"

TOOLS FOR LIFE has launched a new campaign together with Rothenberger's SAS: "Sustained by" - all about sustainability. In future, products that have been repaired or upgraded will receive a sticker from us and a small amount will be donated to us for climate protection projects.

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Two-day workshop teaches practical life skills

From mid to late October, our TOOLS FOR LIFE ambassadors Ingried and Michael were once again in India visiting the women's rights organization Jagori Grameen. There, in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, they conducted two training sessions on car mechanics and electrical installation.

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World CleanUp Day 2022

Like last year, TOOLS FOR LIFE organised a clean-up campaign again this year as part of World CleanUp Day under the motto "TOOLS FOR LIFE - We clean up!". Many thanks to the volunteers who supported us in this campaign!

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F.A.Z. Conference: Foundation & Company #5

Managing Director Dr Sandra Rothenberger was a guest at this year's F.A.Z. conference Stiftung & Unternehmen #5. The topic was the social mission - about the understanding of responsibility in SMEs.

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Tennis for all: Inclusion day a great success

The Tennis Inclusion Day was a great success! Together with the Kelkheim Tennis Club KTEV and the Hessian Tennis Association, the first inclusion day of the initiative "Tennis for all" took place on Saturday, August 27. Children and adults with and without disabilities could try tennis on the courts of the KTEV. Also everyone could try out what additional skills it takes to play wheelchair tennis.

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TOOLS FOR LIFE supports sustainability at ROTHENBERGER

TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation as Generator of ideas, initiator and supporter of all sustainability activities of the ROTHENBERGER Group

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Donation for Ukraine Aid

TOOLS FOR LIFE continues to be active in Ukraine aid and has donated 2000€ to the non-profit association "Gemeinsam für die Ukraine e.V". This has helped the people in Ukraine, but also those in Germany, and offers 7 different courses for about 150 women.

 

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HERO 2021: KinderEngel RheinMain e.V.

On 15 June, the members of HERO 2021, KinderEngel RheinMain e.V. were guests at the TEC Center in Kelkheim, the headquarters of the foundation. The association supports families with seriously or life-shortened children and adolescents and gives them a ray of hope in everyday life.

 

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Wellbeing Summit 2022

From 31.05. - 03.06. Project Manager Felix Gottschlich visited the first Wellbeing Summit of the organization Wellbeing Project.

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Interview on Ukraine Aid

Ms. Rothenberger, Executive Director of the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation, did an interview for a blog by Thomas Fuchs about the impressions and experiences of the aid convoy to Poland for Ukraine relief.

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Mozambican delegation on visit

The Mozambican delegation visited ROTHENBERGER to find out about the dual study model, on behalf of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). Project manager Felix Gottschlich gave a presentation about TOOLS FOR LIFE and introduced the foundation's work. The state secretaries were very interested in a cooperation with our foundation. A good basis for further talks and possible new cooperations.

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CleanUp Day in Eppenhain

TOOLS FOR LIFE organised a CleanUp Day in cooperation with the kindergarten in Eppenhain. There were 40 kindergarten children with their teachers and a Ukrainian refugee family who supported us. A playground, an old sports field and several paths at the edge of the forest were cleared of rubbish by the children.

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Laying of the foundation stone Mbafaye

Last weekend, the foundation stone was laid for the new secondary school in Mbafaye, Senegal. Representatives of the village, the municipality, the school authority, teachers and students, the headmaster and the parents' council were on site.

In the first construction phase, two new classrooms, sanitary facilities and an administration building will be built.

A speech written by TOOLS FOR LIFE was read out and afterwards there was a celebration for the happy occasion.

 

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TOOLS FOR LIFE helps UKRAINE

TOOLS FOR LIFE is planning an aid convoy to Poland next week. The intention is to take aid supplies with us and in turn take refugees from the crisis areas with us to Germany.

If you would like to help, be it with relief goods or the provision of housing, please contact info@toolsforlife-foundation.com.

 

If you would like to support us with funds, please donate here via PayPal or bank transfer to:

Donation account TOOLS FOR LIFE

Bank: HypoVereinsbank UniCredit Bank AG
IBAN: DE35 5032 0191 0032 0671 58
SWIFT: HYVEDEMM430

 

Please indicate the reason for payment "Ukraine".

Thank you very much!

 

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Donations for Ukraine

TOOLS FOR LIFE donates 100 Burning Hearts to the needy in Ukraine. As the need for lamps and batteries or powerbanks is very high, the Burning Hearts are perfect as a sustainable energy source.

How can you help us? Donate 20€ and we will send 2 Burning Hearts to Ukraine.

The campaign runs until 16.03.2022.

Donate here via PayPal or by bank transfer:

Donation account TOOLS FOR LIFE

Bank: HypoVereinsbank UniCredit Bank AG
IBAN: DE35 5032 0191 0032 0671 58
SWIFT: HYVEDEMM430

Please with the reason for payment "Ukraine"

 

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Football goals for Senegal

During the Senegal trip of Dr Rothenberger and Dr Sandra Rothenberger, a visit to a school in Baback was also on the agenda. To improve the empty playground, TOOLS FOR LIFE donated football goals with nets. These were set up and now officially handed over to the pupils.
The Senegalese national team also beat Egypt in the final of the Africa Cup and won it for the first time. Perhaps one or two new Senegalese players will now begin their careers on the new pitch thanks to our goals.

 

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TOOLS FOR LIFE meets KinderEngel

TOOLS FOR LIFE was invited to coffee and cake by this year's HERO Award winner "KinderEngel RheinMain e.V." and had the opportunity to talk about many projects. The association supports children and young people with severe or life-shortening illnesses and their families to make their daily lives a little easier. In June, on our HERO Day, the KinderEngel will receive the HERO Award and present more about their projects.

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Handover of money from classic car rally

The District Administrator of the Main-Taunus-Kreis, Mr. Cyriax, handed over the donations from the Oldtimer Rallye of September 2021 to the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation. A sum of 7000€ was collected. The money will go to the school construction project in Mbafaye as part of the "1000 Schools for Our World" initiative.

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LOVE IS COLORBLIND

To help the people of Sierra Leone, PfefferminzGreen e.V. and the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation have joined forces to support the Sierra Leonean partner organisation AIM (Amazonian Initiative Movement) with the LOVE IS COLORBLIND project.

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Our HERO 2019

The HERO Day was a great success! 34 members of our HERO Miteinander leben in Kelkheim were guests at the TEC Center in Kelkheim, the foundation's headquarters, on June 25.

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Annual Report 2019

The TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation Activity Report 2019 is now available

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Dr. Sandra Rothenberger on the foundation's work

Dr. Sandra Rothenberger, president of the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation, gives an interview on the foundation's work.

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Family Business Network is contributing to education in India

The Family Business Network (FBN), a network of family organizations, handed a 1,000 € donation to TOOLS FOR LIFE!

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Visiting the Association „Hilfe für Afrika-Wasser für Senegal e.V.“[Aid for Africa-Water for Senegal]

On 13.07.2019, the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation took part in the annual general meeting of the charitable association „Hilfe für Afrika–Wasser für Senegal“.

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Birthday donation benefits people in Senegal

On the occasion of his 70th birthday, Dr. Helmut Rothenberger, initiator of the TOOLS FOR LIFE foundation, received a special gift: The employees of ROTHENBERGER AG, of which Dr. Rothenberger is Chairman of the Board, collected money worldwide for the foundation to enable him to support an issue close to his heart.

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Women’s Rights Organisation Jagori Rural Charitable Trust is the HERO 2017

Our HERO 2017 is the Indian women’s rights organisation Jagori Rural Charitable Trust, which works towards a more just society.

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Vocational training workshops in Mongolia

We received good news from Mongolia – in 2016 we had collected funds to support the Mongolian organization Lotus which has taken care of abandoned and vulnerable children in Mongolia since 1995.

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Support for Iyolwa

Bon voyage! We wish the ROTHENBERGER associates Mara Weber and Marc Hartwig an interesting and inspiring stay in Uganda.

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Two new programmes for Jagorigrameen

Jagori Rural Charitable Trust has initiated two new projects – TOOLS FOR LIFE is delighted to share the information:

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HERO Day at ROTHENBERGER

On 8th June, 2017, the winners of HERO 2016 visited the ROTHENBERGER TEC Center and spent an enjoyable and informative afternoon there.

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TOOLS FOR LIFE foundation supports World Water Day

The UN’s World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater every year. The 2017 topic “Wastewater” builds upon previous World Water Days and highlights how the connection between water and wastewater influences the quest for sustainable development.

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Great success: the sanitation and drinking water complex in Iyolwa is now in operation!

We are very pleased that our project partner EWB has now finalised the second project stage of the construction of the sanitation and drinking water complex at the Secondary School in Iyolwa, Uganda, both on time and within the Budget.

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Drought no more: New wells supplies 320 girls in Tanzania.

In co-operation with the charitable association PROBONO, we support the construction of a well at a girls‘ school in Mwanda, Tanzania.

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Who will be HERO 2016?

Tomorrow is the final deadline for the submissions of the third TOOLS FOR LIFE HERO campaign. Next week we will give you all details on the nominees.

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News from the "school for life".

Mathis Brinkmann started off into his project "School for life" in Yumbo, Colombia, very well. He already took over his teaching job giving lessons to students up to ninth grade.

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Take off for Uganda - our "Your commitment" employee trip starts today.

It's big day today for Alexander Butz and Ian Vargas. The two employees of the ROTHENBERGER group of companies start for their "Your commitment" trip to Uganda today.

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HERO 2015: News from Bakelelu

Good news from Bakelelu: the organization by Jésus Martin, which we supported in the course of our HERO 2015 initiative, ran another summer camp in 2016 for kids from the Sahara Region.

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Part 2 of our Iyolwa project starts now.

Together with Engineers without borders (EWB) we start into part two of our Iyolwa-Project project in Uganda.

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Employee trip "Your commitment 2016" goes to Uganda.

The 29.9. marks the date: for the 6. time TOOLS FOR LIFE announces its invitation to tender among ROTHENBERGER employees worldwide to travel as part of the "Your commitment" staff.

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TOOLS FOR LIFE ambassadors are joining forces

TOOLS FOR LIFE is receiving energetic support: The employees of ROTHENBERGER are joining together to support us with our work.

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T4L supports working seminar at the University of Innsbruck School of Management.

The University of Innsbruck School of Management hosted an international working seminar in February with more than 200 students from over 20 countries.

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The Malsfelder Werkstätten is our HERO in 2015.

Congratulations! Our HERO of 2015 has been awarded to the Malsfelder Werkstätten by the Baunatal Diakonie Kassel e.V. (bdks), which has been working for ROTHENBERGER for more than 15 years.

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We help to build the first Solar Village in Cambodia!

New Year – New Project: We are very pleased to be able to support our new partner, the Solar Energy Foundation, in building Solar Villages in the poorest areas of the world.

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ROTHENBERGER employee supports women project in India.

Ingried Gerber, our technical trainer at ROTHENBERER, arrived in India to visit and support the project Jagorirameen of Abha Bhaiya.

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We help”: ROTHENBERGER started intensive German classes for refugees in Kelkheim.

The first German lesson for refugees started at the ROTHENBERGER Headquarter Wednesday December 3, at 10.00 am.

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Hessian foundation of the year 2015

Unforntunately TOOLS FOR LIFE was not elected "Hessian Foundation of the year 2015" at the Hessian Foundation day last week in Wiesbaden.

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Perfectly in time: The sanitary complex in Iyolwa is complete!

The first part of this project is done! The construction of the sanitation complex has been completed as planned and we are very happy that all went well.

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"We help": 10,000 EUR for the support of refugees in Huenxe.

As part of the "We help" initiative Dr. Helmut Rothenberger donated 10,000 EUR today for the refugees living in the Huenxe area.

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100 German textbooks for refugees in Kelkheim.

Excited and curious were the 16 participants of the German class for refugees in Kelkheim-Fischbach when TOOLS FOR LIFE presented the new German textbooks to Kelkheim's civic refugee support.

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We run for Hessian Foundation of the year 2015.

Yesterday we presented our foundation at the Hessian state government as candidate for the "Hessian foundation of the year 2015".

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T4L commitment 2015: Two ROTHENBERGER employees travel to Uganda.

Take-off will be on September 29,2015: the two ROTHENBERGER employees Ross Dickinson from England and Timm Wagenknecht from Germany will travel with the "Engineers without borders"-Team from Karlsruhe/Germany to Uganda.

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T4L sponsors women activist Abha Bhaiya from India.

Women have a difficult position in India. Even though legislation supports the equality of men and women now, the poor status of women and the consequent discrimination are still deeply anchored in Society.

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Help that really works!

Our longterm engagement Pro Togoville bears fruit: the vegetable garden and the pig breeding, that were started in 2014, thrive and prosper.

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The 6th TOOLS FOR LIFE school in Mbousnakh is in full operation.

We are very pleased to report that the Collège in Mbousnakh was inaugurated in April and is now in full Operation.

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Good news from Pallo: The new deep well is already operating!

The deep well project in Pallo, Senegal, is one of the biggest water projects supported by TOOLS FOR LIFE to date.

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12.200 EUR for our HERO 2014 Pater Antonios!

What a joy! On February 4, Dr. Sabine Rothenberger, member of the TOOLS FOR LIFE Board, presented the funds of last year’s Christmas campaign to Father Antonios in Athens.

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"Our only guide is love": Father Antonios is the HERO 2014 for our Christmas campaign.

The die is cast: Father Antonios from Athens, Greece, and his initiative "Ark of the world" were chosen to be the HERO 2014 for this year's christmas campaign "Donation instead of gifts".

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Your commitment 2014 - Patrick Arbeiter flew to Senegal for TOOLS FOR LIFE

On April 8, 2014, an airplane flew in the direction of Senegal and Patrick Arbeiter, area sales representative from ROTHENBERGER Germany GmbH, was on board.

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TOOLS FOR LIFE is the Hessian Foundation of the Month 2014.

The Hessian state government presented the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation the Foundation of the Month February 2014 Award.

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The worldwide ROTHENBERGER “Core Business Leadership Contribution 2013” donates 6,680 € to TOOL FOR LIFE.

In October 2013, Michel Moulin, COO of the ROTHENBERGER AG, appealed to the ROTHENBERGER country subsidiaries to participate in a joint fundraiser for TOOLS FOR LIFE at the “Core Business Leadership Contribution 2013” meeting.

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