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Social Engagement

Help where help is needed

Those who receive a good education have the prospect of a fulfilled life. Schools teach children more than just theoretical knowledge: Education enables them to participate in society, encourages talents and broadens horizons. However, only half of all the countries in the world can offer each child the opportunity to attend an elementary school. Volunteers contribute to giving more children access to education – by making donations at home or dedicating their time in the local facilities.

Across the world, organizations and private initiatives are dependent on people who are willing to volunteer in their free time. In 1998, Henkel became one of the first companies in Germany to launch a program that supports employees in their voluntary work. "Make an impact on tomorrow", or "MIT" for short, encourages employees to take the initiative and supports social engagement. In this way, the family company has supported around 13,000 charitable projects in more than 50 countries so far – with material and financial donations but also with time in which employees have been granted paid leave to make a difference on-site. Active and former Henkel employees are giving a helping hand where help is needed and doing their part for a better world: They are building bridges in Vietnam, teaching children how to play football or working in a Ugandan orphanage.

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