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DER Touristik Suisse launches third school construction project

29 Nov 2022 12:49 | Bosco (Administrator)

DER Touristik Suisse launches third school construction project

For the third time after 2018 and 2019, DER Touristik Suisse is supporting a school construction project of the FLY & HELP foundation. The latest project is for a project in northern Namibia and is being driven by business travel specialist Kuoni Business Travel. A talk by FLY&HELP founder Reiner Meutsch in Zurich marked the start of the collaboration and generated donations of around CHF 15,000.

The Kuoni brands are continuing their collaboration with FLY & HELP, an aid organisation specialising in school construction projects in developing countries. This year and next, Kuoni Business Travel is carrying out various activities to finance a project in northern Namibia, where the cold in winter and the heat in summer make it difficult to run schools in an orderly manner. The construction of buildings and the securing of teachers' salaries are at the heart of the project, which is also receiving support from local partners and authorities.

15,000 Swiss francs thanks to a lecture evening in Zurich

A lecture evening by FLY & HELP founder Reiner Meutsch in Zurich last week generated an initial donation of CHF 15,000 for the project. Kuoni Business Travel financed free tickets for the event and also made a contribution of CHF 10,000 to the aid organisation. The 150 or so visitors contributed to the continued financing of the school construction project, for example by making donations or buying merchandising articles. Further activities initiated by the business travel specialist of DER Touristik Suisse to support the project are planned for 2023.

Already made possible by DER Touristik Suisse and its brands were the construction of a primary school in Cambodia at the beginning of 2018 and the extension of a pre-school in Namibia in 2019.

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