“People like you and organizations like yours are what we would need in every major city.” – Honored with Bonn Social Award
We are proud and grateful that our Menschenfreude board member and founder Jürgen Perteck was able to accept the Social Award of the Rotary Club Bonn-Rheinbrücke, which is endowed with 2,000€. Each year, the award honors outstanding personalities who are socially committed in the region and work on behalf of their fellow human beings. The award was presented by former mayor of Bonn Ashok Sridharan, who in his ceremonial speech paid special tribute to “the incredible commitment” shown “during the particularly cold phase of the year for people without a fixed abode.”
On the road in sub-zero temperatures – visits to people with no fixed abode – expansion of projects planned
With the beginning of the cold season, teams of Menschenfreude e.V. were again increasingly on the road in Cologne and Bonn to visit people without a fixed abode. In addition to the distribution of food and winter-proof textiles, this time it was also about the idea of resocialization: so it was possible to organize a hostel for some over the Christmas days. There has also been help with visits to the authorities. Young people will soon be involved in similar projects.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine and our appeal for donations, countless people have participated in our actions. Today we would like to take a look at the many ideas and projects of children and young people. In kindergartens, elementary schools and secondary schools in North Rhine-Westphalia, people are crafting, baking and even running for our Menschenfreude aid projects.
Ukraine aid, school satchel campaign and well construction in Madagascar… in august it will go on here…
With the start of the summer vacations, we are also taking a short summer break in the Menschenfreude media. Behind the scenes, however, things are continuing apace: for example, with the school bag campaign run by Janine and Olli Drathen* in Bonn. Jürgen Perteck is involved with the well construction project in Madagascar, among other things. And the aid transports for the people affected by the war in Ukraine also continue – thanks to many volunteers. In mid-August, we will be back at this point: Among other things, with the author’s reading from “Verlassenes Land” by Dr. Knuth Martens in Alfter.