GRAZ, Austria, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ -
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After a project time of only nine months the Lyoness Child & Family
Foundation opened the "Nelson Mandela No-Moscow Primary School" in
Qunu, South Africa, on 15th March. A famous project patron of the charitable school project is Dr.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
With an emotional speech Luvuyo Hlanganani Mandela opened the "Nelson
Mandela No-Moscow Primary School" in the South African village of Qunu
on 15th March. "To offer the children in Nelson Mandela's birthplace a proper
school education is very important to me and our family. We would like
to thank the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation for its social
commitment in South Africa," Nelson Mandela's great-grandson emphasised
in the presence of international guests, including Meme Mable Kgagara,
Nelson Mandela's assistant, Hubert Freidl, CEO Lyoness Nina Passegger,
Director of the Child & Familiy Foundation, as well as representatives
of the South African Ministry of Education.
In Nelson Mandela the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation has found a
famous patron and name giver for the school. The 94-year-old winner of
the Nobel Peace Prize and former South African president has always
been committed to children and their right to education. That is why
the Mandela family has been supporting the school project of the Child
& Family Foundation in South Africa since the beginning of the project
in July 2012. "Qunu still is an extremely poor region and education is
an effective tool for the children living here to break the cycle of
poverty," Garça Machel, Nelson Mandela's wife, acknowledges the
importance of the new school in that region.
The "Nelson Mandela No-Moscow Primary School" has been realised within
only nine months. All financial means were provided by the Lyoness
Child & Family Foundation. The modern school building will replace the
desolate previous building from now on and provides an adequate
learning environment for about 228 children. The premises include seven
classrooms and sanitary facilities, a nursery, two handcraft rooms, a
computer room, a library and a new play and sports ground.
About the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation
According to the CSR and sustainability efforts of the internationally
active shopping community, Lyoness, the Lyoness Child & Family
Foundation was founded in 2008 as an independent charitable
organisation, which supports national and international aid projects
under the motto "Education. Opportunities. Future." Each Lyoness Member
contributes actively to the Foundation's social projects with a part of
their purchases. These are mainly educational projects for children and
teenagers in economically deprived countries worldwide. You can find
further information at http://www.lyoness-CFF.org.
Lyoness is an international sector-spanning shopping community as well
as a Loyalty Programme for trades. It is active in 32 countries
throughout Europe, as well as in the USA, Canada, Brazil, the United
Arab Emirates, Qatar and South Africa and in the Asian Pacific region
in Hong Kong, Macao, Australia, Thailand and in the Philippines.
Currently, more than 2.7 million Members use the Lyoness Benefits at
29,000 Loyalty Merchants worldwide. You can find further information at
Opening ceremony of the "Nelson Mandela No-Moscow Primary School" in
Qunu: Lyoness CEO Hubert Freidl (front left), Luvuyo Hlanganani Mandela
(middle) and Meme Mable Kgagara (front right) cutting the barrier tape.
More photos can be provided on request.
SOURCE: Lyoness Management GmbH
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Lyoness Management GmbH