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All children should have equal opportunities to receive an education, irrespective of the income of their parents. This is why it is taken for granted in many countries that attending school and school books should be free of charge. The German Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg has even written this into its constitution.

“Despite massive international help after the earthquake in January 2010, more than 800,000 children in emergency camps in Haiti remain extremely vulnerable, according to estimates by UNICEF. They are highly threatened by disease, malnutrition, lack of schooling, as well as violence and abuse“, writes Unicef in a press release dated 12th July 2010.

The equipment in an intensive care unit in an industrial country and a clinic in Africa are often worlds apart. Sometimes, the most essential things are missing there, and no state-of-the-art technology or trained specialists for operating and maintaining equipment are available. Fortunately, there are people like Peter Sommer.

Our two fosterlings from the SOS vocational training centre Nuremberg have passed their final examination. We warmly congratulate them!

Our two fosterlings from the SOS vocational training centre Nuremberg have passed their final examination. We warmly congratulate them!

Children from the Hans-Peter-Ruf school in Schwabach came to visit the Büchenbach factory and got playfully involved with the subject of technology.