Social-aid project South Africa (2012)

Team

Alina Hiesdorf, Industrial manager (Apprentice)

I am happy to be a part of the project because I will be able to gather very valuable experiences in a country that is completely foreign to me. Good sanitary facilities are a matter of course for us, but unfortunately not for the children at the school in South Africa – that's why we would like to help.

Stephen Stoll, Industrial mechanic studying mechanical engineering

What was important to me when I filled out my application: Social support, personal experiences and getting to know Geberit. I am looking forward to helping the children of South Africa, to getting to know other Geberit apprentices and products and also to mature personally during the project.

Patrick Grünbeck, Plastics technician (Apprentice)

In addition to the chance to travel to Africa, I think it is a good thing to get to know other cultures and people, particularly for young people. Another important motivation for me to participate in the project is to directly help people who are less well off than I am.

Ruben Schwabe, Industrial mechanic (Apprentice)

I am happy to be able to participate in this aid project and have the opportunity to help people who are accustomed to sanitary standards that are different to ours. In addition, I am hoping for myself that I will be able to deepen my knowledge and widen my horizons.

Simon Honegger, Polytechnician (Apprentice)

I am happy to be able to participate in this aid project and have the opportunity to help people who are accustomed to sanitary standards that are different to ours. In addition, I am hoping for myself that I will be able to deepen my knowledge and widen my horizons. I will enjoy mastering the task."

Stefanie Giger, Designer (Apprentice)

I would like to take part in this project because I want to help improve the schoolchildren's standard of living. It is particularly important for good hygienic conditions to prevail in public buildings. In addition, the children who are able to go to school should look forward to school and feel comfortable there so that they can enjoy learning.

Thomas Schmid, Industrial mechanic studying mechanical engineering

I am very happy to be permitted to contribute to a social aid project in a culture that is unknown to me. As apprentices we can carry out a project that not only helps the local schoolchildren, but also allows us to gain a great deal of experience.

Ramona Haeberle, Industrial manager (Apprentice)

I am very proud of being able to become involved in this social aid project, and I think a good motto for it would be "Learning by helping". I would like to help other people live their lives as independently as possible and in doing so open up new perspectives to them.

Frank Knieps, Personnel management trainer

I regard my main task to be making apprentices aware of their present-day standard of living – and where else could that be more effective than in a country in which vital resources are often in short supply, and where things which are far removed from any known reality for us are everyday occurrences. I sense a great feeling of gratitude at being given such a chance to help and regard it as an opportunity for my own personal further development.

Michael Fischer, International Sales Engineer

The social aid projects of Geberit let actions speak louder than words. With this project Geberit offers support that is geared to the level of development of the populace and that is appropriate for the basic needs of the local children. I am proud to be part of this project and am very happy to be able to make a contribution to this tremendous achievement.