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CES-Waldorf Bogotá

17.04.2014: Bogotá – Colombia   The project has existed since 2001. The facility is located in a poor district in one of the most poor and violent suburbs of Bogotá. The social workers have worked on the ground since 1997, helping support the children and their families. More than 20 people: teachers, educators, social workers, a [...]
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Watering system in Gambia is funded!

15.11.2013: Thanks to the big willingness to donate money on betterplace and the participation of Sebastian in the Ironman and the upcoming participation of Lars at the Ultraman the water system in Jumansar is already funded. Even if the donation goal is achieved, you can still make your contribution up to the end of the Ultraman. [...]
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Emergency relief for the Philippines

13.11.2013: The typhoon Haiyan caused disastrous damages on the Philippines. After the natural disaster, entire villages do not longer exist and in huge areas there is a massive lack of water, food and medical supply. Therefore the HelpAlliance opened an emergency relief-account to help the people on the Philippines in an unbureaucratic way.   People on [...]
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Annual Report 2012

25.10.2013: The new annual report has been published and we have gathered a lot of information for you from the past year. It offers interesting insights into our work in 2012.               You can download the publication here (PDF, 2MB). A printed version can also be sent to you upon [...]
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Lufthansa Ironman und Ultraman run for water

19.09.2013: Lufthansa A320 pilots, Sebastian Bartel und Lars Heurich, will go swimming, cycling and running for 741,4 km at the Ironman and Ultraman World Championship on 12nd October and from 29th November to 1st December in Hawaii. Their goal is, through sport, to fight for 37.070 Euros for the installation of a solar-powered irrigation system at [...]
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Awesome – Mattresses for Watoto Kids have been 74% funded!

17.09.2013: Around 1.500 Euro is still required to fund the remaining mattresses. It should be achieved soon. How was the action initiated? During his voluntary work following the fire disaster at the Lulu High School, one of HelpAlliance projects in Kenya, a colleague of Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg recognized that other schools urgently need 200 mattresses. Returning [...]
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Lufthansa CEO visited HelpAlliance’s Project iThemba

16.08.2013: Dr. Christoph Franz, CEO of Lufthansa German Airlines, was thrilled by the Preschool for about 75 children in Cape Town. After attending a conference in Cape Town, Dr. Franz took the opportunity to visit the work of HelpAlliance on site. The honored visitor was quickly integrated into the game and dance with the kids. From [...]
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Help for Watoto – Fire ruins the building of Lulu High School

26.02.2013: Until recently many pupils had the possibility to experiment and study to work on their high school graduation in the chemistry lab of Lulu High Schoolin Ukunda (Kenia). In 2007 HelpAlliance financed the chemistry lab – now it was completely ruined by a terrible fire in the surroundings of the project. 18 more rooms – [...]
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Lufthansa donates approximately 50.000 exercise books for HelpAlliance projects

26.02.2013: “Paperless aid” – check-in online or mobile and simply do good. Between mid December and end of January every Lufthansa passenger had the chance not only to safe time by doing so but also to pave the way for children’s education at the same time. Every single check-in procedure provided the children in our project [...]
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Lufthansa donates to HelpAlliance Projects

11.12.2012:   Starting December 12, 2012 through January 31, 2013 Lufthansa will donate one sheet of paper per online respectively mobile check-in for exercise books in educational projects of HelpAlliance. A lot of sheets make a lot of exercise books. The more passengers participate in this campaign the more exercise books can be produced and the [...]
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HelpAlliance Annual Report 2011

19.10.2012:   The new annual report has been published and we have gathered a lot of information for you from the past year. It offers interesting insights into our work in 2011.         You can download the publication here (PDF, 2MB). A printed version can also be sent to you upon request. Or [...]
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On-Board Collection also on Austrian Airlines

05.07.2012:     Since 1 July 2012, we have gained another partner, Austrian Airlines, in our donation programme, “Small Change – it’s a big help.” Passengers are now able to donate either bank notes or coins in any currency for a good cause on all long distance flights from the Austrian carrier.  Since May 2001, all [...]
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Campaign – Donate for India

23.01.2012:     The campaign, “Donate for India” on Lufthansa’s Facebook page and HelpAlliance’s Facebook page will run until – 31. January 2012 -  Become part of our virtual human chain by visiting our Facebook pages and making a donation for children in India.   People for People: Become part of our virtual human chain here [...]
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HelpAlliance expands its Board of Directors

02.12.2011: The board of HelpAlliance has received reinforcements. During an extraordinary general meeting on November 16th 2011, Lufthansa employees Karin Klatt and Susanne Winkler were appointed board members thereby strengthening the current team of Rita Diop (Chairwoman), Ralf Steuer and Arnd Klinge (Deputy Chairmen).   After finishing her business administration studies, Karin Klatt began her career [...]
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HelpAlliance Annual Report 2010

19.10.2011:       The year of 2010 was a contrast of joy and sorrow. On the one hand, we had success stories from our projects, a steady rise in the number of supporting members and an increase in our fundraising initiatives. On the other hand, we saw the immense suffering of millions of people who [...]
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Brussels Airlines joins hands with HelpAlliance

12.09.2011:   As of September 1, 2011, Brussels Airlines has entered into a partnership with HelpAlliance. After Lufthansa and Condor it is now possible for passengers on long-distance flights of Brussels Airlines to donate coins and notes in any currency right on board. There is a number of colleagues within Brussels Airlines who support aid projects [...]
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Destination Lodwar – Relief project for the starving people in North Kenya

09.09.2011: HelpAlliance supports relief project of Mekaela Academies     The employees of Mekaela Academies, a supported project of HelpAlliance, did not want to sit back and watch the famine among their fellow countrymen and started a help project of their own. Teachers and parents raised money to cover the costs for transportation. In addition, the [...]
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Appeal for Donations East Africa Assistance

26.07.2011: Thousands are fleeing the disastrous famine in East Africa and many have marched for weeks to reach refugee camps in Kenya. The Salesians of Don Bosco in Kenya have specifically asked whether we can help. The Kakuma camp and two missions are urgently in need of food as the number of refugees, especially from Somalia, [...]
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HelpAlliance is calling for donations for Japan – HelpAlliance is showing solidarity with the people in and around Fukushima

13.04.2011: HelpAlliance has decided to follow the wave of solidarity with the people of Japan and is hereby calling for donations. Every euro helps the people affected in and around Fukushima to cope with the effects of the recent triple catastrophe – an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0, a tsunami and the ongoing nuclear disaster. [...]
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HelpAlliance supports the reconstruction of “Little Schools“ in Haiti

18.03.2011:   Help for Haiti has not fallen into oblivion. With the acquisition of school materials HelpAlliance has taken an immediate measure after the earthquake in order to restore some normality for the traumatized children. Thanks to the overwhelming donations of the Lufthansa Group and its employees, HelpAlliance is able to provide sustainable support. As a [...]
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FlyerTalkers fly and donate for Help Alliance

16.02.2011: A Lufthansa event held for FlyerTalkers raised USD 5,000 for HelpAlliance through an auction and donations. In November 2010, nearly 200 FlyerTalkers, members of the flying enthusiast’s online forum flyertalk.com, took part in a visitor programme organised by Lufthansa. After a detailed look behind the scenes at Lufthansa in Frankfurt, a Boeing 757 was chartered [...]
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Collection of Donations in Record Time for Carpenter’s Shop in Kylemore

19.01.2011:   Thanks to a generous donation by Gebr. Heinemann, HelpAlliance was able to provide funds for the construction of a carpenter’s shop in the South African town of Kylemore within six months. The high school graduates of Kylemore – Stellenbosch have almost no opportunities in the job market as there are only very few apprenticeship [...]
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Further relief actions completed in Pakistan

02.12.2010: HelpAlliance has provided for first immediate measures where help was needed most. After securing the water supply by means of water treatment tablets, HelpAlliance in cooperation with the Maltese emergency service and committed Lufthansa Cargo employees on site carried out other supporting measures. Thus Family Non-Food Sets were handed over to 100 fugitive families in [...]
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HelpAlliance Annual Report 2009

23.11.2010: 2009 was a special year for HelpAlliance. It was not without pride that we looked back at ten years of help and support for projects in which children and adolescents received care and education. However, assistance was also provided for those who suffered from environmental disasters and could be assisted in building a new life. [...]
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Clean water – first supporting measures for Pakistan under way

01.09.2010: With the support of Lufthansa Cargo HelpAlliance was able to ship the first relief supplies to Pakistan. 600,000 water purification tablets took off from Frankfurt to Islamabad on 25th of August on board of LH 8462. With these tablets it will be possible to produce six million litres of clean drinking water. Employees of Lufthansa [...]
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Aid for Pakistan

23.08.2010: HelpAlliance supports flood victims    According to recent estimates up to 20 million Pakistani depend on outside help. As with previous natural desasters HelpAlliance will also help this time and has already made available 10.000 Euro for emergency relief. Lufthansa-Cargo employees from the affected areas are cooperating in checking how and where help can be [...]
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More donations, more support, more ideas

13.07.2010: “Balance 2010”, the sustainability report of the Lufthansa group, tells about HelpAlliance in its 10th anniversary year. In spite of the crisis of the global economy donations could be raised by HelpAlliance in the tenth year of its foundation. Among others this is owed to the Lufthansa group which has supported many additional anniversary activities. [...]
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HelpAlliance – New On-Board-Video

01.06.2010: On the occasion of the upcoming first World Cup on the African continent, HelpAlliance shows their aid projects in South Africa.
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School as a therapy

09.02.2010: Soon, circumstances might change for thousands of traumatized children who have lost nearly everything in the earthquake of Haiti. Before the earthquake: Pupils attend lessons in Lakou (Photo: Achim Pohl) The HelpAlliance participates in the acquirement of school materials together with the “Salesians Don Bosco”. The sets are named “school in a bag” and are [...]
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Appeal for Donations

15.01.2010: Haiti – one of the poorest countries in Latin America was hit hard by an earthquake. The people need help and support urgently. The Vocational school ENAM after the earthquake (Photo: Don Bosco) The harrowing pictures are constantly shown in the press, as well as the discussion about the logistical problems with the emergency measures. [...]
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Lufthansa makes a donation to Pattaya Orphanage in Thailand

07.12.2009: Within festivities on the occasion of 50 years Lufthansa in Thailand, Thierry Antinori, Lufthansa Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales, visited the HelpAlliance project “Pattaya Orphanage” and handed over a check in the amount of 1 million Thai Baht. By dispensing with customer presents and Christmas parties altogether this sum could be donated by Product [...]
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HelpAlliance is supporting the disaster victims in Manila, Brazil and Indonesia

13.11.2009: Manila: The tropical storm Ketsana hit Manila and its provinces on 26 September 2009. It brought devastation and misery to the people. HelpAlliance is supporting a project with 10,000 euros which helps flood-stricken inhabitants that have lost their houses in the provinces of Montalban. The local government has provided a total of 10 hectares of [...]
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Finally there’s water in Dioundiourou

02.10.2009: It’s completed – the much anticipated well for Dioundiourou. And it’s not only the children of the school in the Malian village of Dogon country who benefit from it. The whole village has seen an increase in their quality of life. It’s completed – the much anticipated well for Dioundiourou. And it’s not only the [...]
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HelpAlliance Annual Report 2008

02.10.2009:   In 2008 HelpAlliance was able to invest even more money in projects to relieve the distress of people and to provide new prospects for children and their future. Of course criteria such as the economic crisis do not spare aid organizations and so for the first time caused donations to drop, but we are [...]
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HelpAlliance celebrated their 10 year anniversary

02.10.2009: On September 22, HelpAlliance invited to the anniversary celebrations at the Lufthansa Training & Conference Center in Seeheim. More than 450 guests came to spend a very entertaining, and thanks to generous sponsors’ donations (PDF, 1.5MB) of raffle prizes, a very exciting evening. Besides culinary-delights and cocktails for a good cause, a varied entertainment program [...]
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10 Years Of HelpAlliance

25.08.2009: Just in time for its 10th anniversary HelpAlliance has spruced up on the internet. There are lots of new possibilities of finding out more about us on the new website. The current film which promotes our activity „Small change – it’s a big help” (On Board collection program on Lufthansa flights) can finally be watched [...]
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A compressor for Mali

20.05.2009: Lufthansa Cargo, DB Schenker and Bilfinger Berger support HelpAlliance Just two weeks ago a mayday call came in at the HelpAlliance office. The well building project had suddenly come to a halt. The compressor utilised in the Help Alliance well building project in Mali had irreparably broken down and there was no way of getting [...]
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10 years of HelpAlliance e.V. (registered charity)

13.05.2009: “Balance”, the Lufthansa sustainability report, portrays the organization With the foundation of the HelpAlliance e.V. in September 1999 thirteen Lufthansa employees established a common platform for socially committed colleagues. In the course of ten years the association has emerged as an umbrella organization of more than 30 projects in 20 countries. An important basis for [...]
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Fleeing from Poverty – Sponsorship Programs at HelpAlliance

03.06.2008: Sponsorships ensure education chances for children in Nigeria and Central India. Because education is the key to overcoming poverty, HelpAlliance is now also offering sponsorships for the first time. For the time being, this is possible in two different projects. The project Obizi in Nigeria supports a hospital and the construction of schools in the [...]
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Donations instead of Gifts – amazing story about a Frequent Travellers Birthday Wish

23.11.2007: On the occasion of his 50th birthday celebration a Lufthansa HON Circle Member asked for a donation for Lufthansa HelpAlliance instead of receiving presents for himself. Encouraged by his son, a Lufthansa Boeing 737 Co-Pilot assuring the Lufthansa HON Circle Member this donated money will be used for a good deed. “His reports totally convinced [...]
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