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Stella Deetjen, founder of Back to Life, accepting the donation of over 15,000 euros from Rouven Daniel, Director Marketing and Communications at Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket.
Stella Deetjen seen here visiting a temporary classroom at the village of Bhaduwar, Nepal, which was destroyed by an earthquake. The new school is being rebuilt by Back to Life, and it will be finished in 2017. Source: Back to Life
The children and Stella Deetjen were very happy when the school in Bhardeu was rebuilt in the autumn of 2015. Source: Back to Life
Director Marketing & Communications
Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket GmbH & Co. KG
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2016-12-12 | Langen
True to its pre-Christmas motto this year of „Donating rather than Gift-Giving,” Schaeffler’s Automotive Aftermarket Business Division has given 15,000 euros to the Back to Life charitable organization in Bad Homburg, Germany. Instead of sending presents and Christmas cards to its business partners like it always does, Schaeffler decided to make a commitment to people in need, by donating to a charity project.
For 20 years, Back to Life has been working to improve the living conditions of the needy and most disadvantaged in Nepal and India. Schaeffler’s donation will go directly to the building of a school for a total of 225 pupils in Gamtha, Nepal. The entire project will cost 40,000 euros. The donation check was presented to Stella Deetjen of Back to Life by Rouven Daniel, Director Marketing and Communications at Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket. “The extraordinary commitment and tireless effort by Stella Deetjen and her team for a more humane world really impressed us,” said Mr. Daniel. “And that’s why we decided to donate this year to Back to Life. In the coming years, we will again support small, individual organizations, instead of sending Christmas presents to our customers.”
Ms. Deetjen added: “On behalf of all the children in Gamtha, I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this generous donation. It is the basis for the new school building that we are constructing in the Mugu Mountains. Through the better learning conditions that we are making possible here, the children will have completely new chances at self-determination when it comes to the career they pursue. Thank you Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket for making this possible.”
Back to Life projects are initiated and managed by founder Stella Deetjen with the goal of “helping people help themselves.” The organization’s activities include building and rebuilding schools, children’s home and birthplaces; and providing immediate, emergency medical and social aid after earthquakes. The goal of the charity is self-determination – to offer the population here a way out of poverty so they can eventually provide for themselves. Back to Life is currently helping up to 45,000 of the neediest with its charity projects.