Even one year after our big Advent campaign, we still receive news about exciting, valuable and heartwarming projects that were made possible by our donations. We are incredibly happy that we are able to directly experience these sustainable positive effects.
What the Ulm/Neu-Ulm education network set up last year with the donation really excited us: at the beginning of 2022, Monika Schmid's team had thought about how the money could benefit as many children as possible over as long a period as possible. What followed was a call for cooperation to schools and daycare centers to submit a funding application together with a potential cooperation partner - formally low-threshold and designed for the long term. Of 20 applications, 10 were finally selected for funding. The result was a colorful mix of projects in the fields of nature, sports, art and political education, which were launched last fall.
And because we are curious, we naturally took the opportunity to take a look at one of these projects at the end of the year: The cooperation between the Hans-Multscher-Grundschule and the Junge Ulmer Bühne (JUB) under the title "Vielfalt (er)leben" (Living Diversity) is a project group in which the students of all grades approach the topic of democracy in school in a playful way with the help of theater pedagogical exercises. The children were eager to get down to business and engaged with various impulses from inside and outside the school on this day.
And the projects at the other schools and kindergartens will also continue to generate great enthusiasm among many children in Ulm and Neu-Ulm until the end of the school year. In any case, we are super happy that we were able to make such a valuable difference with our donation and wish all participating children an exciting time with their projects.