Setting marks for our own social responsibility is an integral part of the HOBART company philosophy. We support for example local social and cultural projects and institutions, such as kindergartens, associations and social organisations. Furthermore, we are committed to the World Vision project and for many years have been sponsoring two children in Tanzania.
Lions, snow-capped volcanoes, green plains, savannah and tall Massai men. Parts of Tanzania are so beautiful that they fulfil every African cliche. The scenery if full of wild romance – but behind the idyllic picture, the people suffer from poverty. For this reason, World Vision is helping about 36,000 inhabitants of five rural communities in the West of the Great Victoria Lake to sustainably improve the living conditions in their homeland. World Vision is an international non-profit organisation which focuses on sustainable cooperation for development, emergency aid and advocacy for developmental policy. The work of World Vision focuses on supporting children, their families and their environment in their fight against poverty and injustice. Primarily children benefit from the help provided by World Vision, as they are the future of the society they live in. Help is given for example in the sectors medical care, aids control, education and promotion of vocational training. All groups of the population are included on a permanent basis, so that over time, we help people to help themselves.
HOBART is sponsoring two children in Tanzania. For many years, we have been supporting Johanes and Dorice and hope that our sponsorship has improved their outlook for the future, based on better living circumstances and schooling. We regularly give additional donations to World Vision besides our sponsorship.
Together with his two sisters and one brother, Johanes helps with the daily chores. Every child is responsible for a specific task; Johanes's job is getting the water. His favourite activity in school is reading books.
She loves to help her mother in the kitchen. Dorice's favourite school subject is Kiswahili, the official language in Tanzania. In her spare time, she enjoys playing basketball with her two brothers.
With a special Christmas gift of 150 Euro, Johanes bought a bicycle, a mattress, a T-shirt, trousers and exercise books. Johanes is of good health. He currently attends elementary school.
With a special Christmas gift of 150 Euro, the 18-year old Dorice bought new clothes, a dictionary, exercise books and an umbrella. Dorice attends secondary school and will complete her training as a kindergarten teacher in March 2016.