humedica headlines July 2016

by BWO, 2016/07/30

+++ humedica at the opening of the World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator +++ Kindergarten Arche celebrates its 20th anniversary +++ run4humedica in Diedorf +++ „Present from the heart“: students develop App for humedica +++

humedica at the opening of the World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator

The 11th of July 2016 more than 250 guests have come to Munich from all over the world to take part in the official opening of the Innovation Accelerator, an innovation centre of the World Food Programme (WFP), to discuss about innovations, which one day may help to reach the aim of a “world without hunger”.

A widespread range of branches and backgrounds from around the world was present and included international experts from civil society, industry, science and multinational organisations. The joint aim of the initiated discussions is to free the world from hunger up to the year 2030. The innovation centre assists this concern by developing and supporting new creative tools.

Also politicians support this programme: from Germany the Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Dr. Gerd Müller, the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development as well as Helmut Brunner, the Bavarian State Minister for Food, Agriculture and Forestry were present. Also the Executive Director of the World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin and last but not least humedica general manager Wolfgang Groß.

The kindergarten Arche celebrates its 20th anniversary

On the 9th of July 2016 about 50 children, including many former attendees, as well as approximately 100 parents, friends and neighbours have came to the anniversary summer party, which took place on a bright sunny day. Also several people from different areas of public life and representatives of the town Kaufbeuren have participated in the event.

Among them was also Wolfgang Groß, head of the sponsoring association humedica, who briefly talked about the background history of the kindergarten and cordially thanked the employees. In his greeting remarks the head mayor Stefan Bosse expressively praised the extraordinarily good collaboration with the city of Kaufbeuren and the responsible youth welfare office.

The highlight of the anniversary event was the colourful „Rainbow Song" of the kindergarten children and the equally colourful balloon competition into the blue and white sky. Various Kaufbeuren sponsors such as “Auto Singer,” the butcher shop “Nocker”, country butcher “Hanusch”, the baker shops “Posselt” and “Ried” as well as the “V-Markt” supported the event with in-kind donations and thus contributed to the success of the celebration.

The 387 Euro revenue of the cake and food sale was already spent on pedagogical toys and advancement material for the kindergarten children. The Kindergarten Arche team expresses its cordial thanks for the commitment and the cooperation of all parents, in particular of the energetic support of the parents council!

run4humedica in Diedorf

The still quite new Schmuttertal Gymnasium in Diedorf near Augsburg organised the 20th of July 2016 its first run4humedica. On this particularly hot day 23 classes from grade five to ten ran round after round and gave their best to collect as many donations as possible. Partly for a project in Togo selected by the pupils´ representatives, partly for an intern class competition awarding an extraordinary day´s hike for the best class.

In midmorning the pupils could run their laps on the 600 m distance as they pleased. Thus after only one hour many children had already run about ten or fifteen rounds. The sponsors, the children had found earlier on, paid them a fixed amount for each completed round, which will benefit children in the rural areas in the North of Togo, where approximately 60 per cent of them can not attend school.

The donation run at the Schmuttertal Gymnasium meant more than the usual sports day for the initiator, the sports and religion teacher Gabi Sturm. „It is not only gratifying for the pupils to engage for a good cause, it also enhances the sense of community in line with the value system of our school“, she rejoiced.

We would like to thank from our heart all pupils and participants for their great commitment in the name of all beneficiaries!

„Present from the heart“: students develop app for humedica

In the scope of their last semester at the Augsburg University eight students in „Interactive Media“, developed an application for the big humedica Christmas Parcel campaign „Present from the heart“ and presented it now officially.

Via the parcel-related QR-Code the app allows the user to track by status reports and pictures the way “his” Christmas parcel takes from the collection point to the humedica store house up to the transport to the destination country. The highlight is the picture of the donee with his “present from the heart” in the hands, which the app user will finally receive. The students have assumed full responsibility for the concept, the programming and even the design of the application.

„We are so happy that we could win over so many talented students for this project and are convinced that this app will give great pleasure to the parcel packers.“, explains Professor Michael Kipp, who supervised the students together with his colleague Professor Robert Rose during the last five months of the project and also took part in the presentation of the app.

Besides the tracking of the parcel this application also assists the user with useful tips for the packaging and offers further information on the background and donation options of humedica.

Steffen Richter, head of the field of communication at humedica, found enthusiastic words of praise for the achievement of the students: „The creativity and the focus of all participants was extremely impressive, the result correspondingly spectacular“.

Already the coming Christmas parcel campaign will see the pilot stage of the “Parcel from the heart” app and allow participants at selected collection points to track their parcels online.

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