Social projects – provided they comprise a trade component and take place in one of our partner countries – have been and continue to be among the range of projects we support.
Support for the “Friendly Monsters” project in Georgia is scheduled to begin shortly. This project aims to do creative work in the crafts and trades with youth on the margins of society. The project results are available to the public in the form of public art and playground equipment and help improve the acceptance of at-risk by society at large.
This creative collaboration in the crafts enhances their sense of self-worth, their ability to work in a team and their personal outlook.
We are currently preparing to collaborate with the Community for the Disabled in Istok/Russia.
Within the framework of the sister city agreement between Pforzheim and Irkutsk and in collaboration with the vocational student exchange projects for cabinetmakers from Pforzheim and Irkutsk, we plan to be in contact with the residents at Istok in the hope of actively involving them in the project.
Dormitory of the Vocational Training School in Causeni/Moldavia
For many years, we have been working with the Circle of Friends under the leadership of the founder’s wife, Sabine Schöck, to improve the living conditions of students at the Vocational Training School in Causeni/Moldavia.
This is done both by enhancing vocational training opportunities, but also by assisting the students who live in the school’s dormitory with their everyday lives.
We installed new windows, modernized kitchens on every floor and renovated and provided new equipment for the sanitary facilities.