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.
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.
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).
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation as Generator of ideas, initiator and supporter of all sustainability activities of the ROTHENBERGER Group
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
Please with the reason for payment "Ukraine"
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.
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.
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.
The TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation supports the initiative "Christmas parcels for children in need" of the ROTHENBERGER company and the Kinderzukunft Foundation.
In the next 6 months, the intern Alexandru Zettl will actively support the team and take care of the social media channels.
On 18.09.2021 worldwide garbage collection action took place in the context of the WORLD CLEANUP DAY! TOOLS FOR LIFE actively participated with the action "TOOLS FOR LIFE - We clean up!".
TOOLS FOR LIFE supports the clean-up efforts after the flood disaster in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia. Our sympathy goes out to all those affected and their families.
On June 16, the members of HERO 2020, Anyievo-Ekpui/Togo e.V. were guests at the TEC Center in Kelkheim, the headquarters of the foundation. At the end of the event, the HERO Award and the check with the prize money of € 7,000 were ceremoniously handed over.
Ms. Gerber, TOOLS FOR LIFE ambassador, gives an interview about her commitment to the foundation and the partner organization Jagori Grameen.
Read in the article of the Höchster Kreisblatt (in German) from 23.03.2021 about the latest foundation activities of the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation.
60 young shepherds from Semonkong, Lesotho, have access to a sustainable light source thanks to Burning Hearts.
On July 28th from 10 am Frankfurter Sparkasse will double all donations up to 100€ for our project "School Scholarship for Girls" in Togo.
Dr. Sandra Rothenberger, president of the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation, gives an interview on the foundation's work.
The Family Business Network (FBN), a network of family organizations, handed a 1,000 € donation to TOOLS FOR LIFE!
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“.
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.
Our HERO 2017 is the Indian women’s rights organisation Jagori Rural Charitable Trust, which works towards a more just society.
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.
Every year, the foundation TOOLS FOR LIFE recognizes people who demonstrate social commitment in their spare time.
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.
In co-operation with the charitable association PROBONO, we support the construction of a well at a girls‘ school in Mwanda, Tanzania.
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.
Together with Engineers without borders (EWB) we start into part two of our Iyolwa-Project project in 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.
TOOLS FOR LIFE is receiving energetic support: The employees of ROTHENBERGER are joining together to support us with our work.
The University of Innsbruck School of Management hosted an international working seminar in February with more than 200 students from over 20 countries.
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.
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.
Ingried Gerber, our technical trainer at ROTHENBERER, arrived in India to visit and support the project Jagorirameen of Abha Bhaiya.
The first German lesson for refugees started at the ROTHENBERGER Headquarter Wednesday December 3, at 10.00 am.
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.
As part of the "We help" initiative Dr. Helmut Rothenberger donated 10,000 EUR today for the refugees living in the Huenxe area.
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.
Yesterday we presented our foundation at the Hessian state government as candidate for the "Hessian foundation of the year 2015".
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.
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.
We are very pleased to report that the Collège in Mbousnakh was inaugurated in April and is now in full Operation.
The deep well project in Pallo, Senegal, is one of the biggest water projects supported by TOOLS FOR LIFE to date.
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.
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".
In the beginning of 2014 the foundation started the TOOLS FOR LIFE HEROs 2014 initiative.
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.
The Hessian state government presented the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation the Foundation of the Month February 2014 Award.
On January 23, 2014, a new TOOLS FOR LIFE school was opened in Gouye-Ndigou.
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.