Easter is the time to be with the family and of course, what kids most love about Easter, to hunt for Easter baskets. Unfortunately for some families this is – for different reasons – not always the way they spend Easter. This is why a group of adidas volunteers supported the organization “Schlupfwinkel” to organize their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Holy Thursday and celebrated Easter with families, who otherwise might not be able to do so. adidas volunteers assisted in cutting vegetables, packing and hiding Easter baskets until the kids arrived with their families. Finally, it was time to hunt for Easter baskets.
Category Archives: Community Involvement
I just started my internship with Simone’s team. However, two month ago I already had the opportunity to combine a Christmas-trip to my home country Colombia with a visit to the “Fundación Tiempo de Juego” in Soacha. In a nutshell it is an organization which uses football and other activities to promote values and formal education amongst kids and teenagers in the most vulnerable areas of Colombia. This is the inspiring story of a student, who wasn’t willed to agree with the assumption that the kids of a nearby, poor and troubled neighbourhood were part of the problem; he preferred to consider them as the solution and took the reins.
…Exactly… by going to the places in Africa which others would rather avoid. Because it’s not only the culture and nature here that is typical for Africa. No, it’s also particularly the people and the way of life in the townships that is very special.
Fortunately, however, there are supportive companies that don’t look away. adidas is one of these companies and, amongst other projects, supports the organisation SCORE in South Africa.
The van is packed, the tunes are loaded and I’m ready for a long drive back to Xian after having spent a few meaningful days in Ningqiang County, located in the southwest region of Shaanxi province, China. There’s nothing like getting out of the city and spending time in China’s rural countryside to give you a different perspective on life – and, I’m not alone …