At the donation handover from left to right. Andreas Müller (Managing Director Alois Müller GmbH) together with Karin Berger-Haggenmiller (Chairwoman) and Peter Förg (Project Manager) of the HoffnungStern Uganda Freunde e.V. association.
Company Alois Müller donates 5.000 Euro to Uganda Freunde e.V.
Support for vocational training
A few days ago, Karin Berger-Haggenmiller and Peter Förg from the association HoffnungStern Uganda Freunde e.V. from Buxheim, had a very pleasant task. Both were able to receive a donation of 5,000 euros from Andreas Müller, Managing Director of the Alois Müller Group.
The donation will benefit the “Hosfa Vocational Training Center” in Mityana, a small town in western Uganda. A qualified training center has been established there, where trainees learn basic knowledge about solar technology during a two-year school period. “Currently, more than 30 young people are in the vocational school to train as solar technicians. The focus is to provide vocational training especially for young people from impoverished families so that they can develop future prospects for their lives,” points out project manager Peter Förg. Through the skills learned, the young people are able to independently build solar systems and take over their maintenance and care.
“The donation pays into two of the future topics at once, namely renewable energies as well as education, which the Alois Müller Group has firmly anchored in its sustainability strategy. If we can help save energy and support education with our donation, we are very happy to do so,” says Andreas Müller, Managing Director of the Alois Müller Group.
In large parts of Africa, people live without access to the power grid. The existing energy sources (e.g. kerosene lamps, wood) are not only harmful to health and the environment and usually difficult to obtain, but also “burn up” a large part of the monthly income of the rural population. The initiative has set itself the goal of actively shaping the spread of solar energy in Uganda and thereby creating the greatest possible value on an ecological, economic and social level.