Recycling proceeds from test railway axles go to African employee project
We have already reported in the past about the aid project for educational development in Africa of our installation manager Jörg Lehmann. In addition to the enormous commitment of numerous employees in this project, we also support the unique project as company NILES-SIMMONS.
Currently, the recycling proceeds from test railway axles are benefiting the project. »This year we will use the proceeds to send two restored sewing machines and carpentry tools, which were purchased and repaired by NILES employees, among others. With our help (capacity building) our Congolese friends have been able to build up a training centre for sewing for women and a carpentry workshop in recent years«, Lehmann proudly reports on the steady progress.
Furthermore, some local schools have been supported by sending various school materials. Simple musical instruments will follow this year.
»Last year our Congolese friends independently planned the construction of a new building in the small institute ISTD – Kalehe. Since the beginning of this year it is financially supported by our small association (in which many friends are involved). In the institute the local young people are trained in agricultural professions, among others«, says Lehmann.
We are proud of the project and its numerous supporters, especially in these difficult times.
Here are a few impressions: