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09-Jun-2015  Düsseldorf / Germany

Social engagement around the world

Capturing the best moments

Taking place for the tenth time, the MIT photo competition at Henkel showcased stunning photos, ranging from volunteering at an orphanage in Uganda to developing sustainable villages in India. Henkel employees and retirees from 28 countries around the globe have actively contributed and submitted 125 photos from their MIT projects.

Henkel supports the volunteer projects of its employees and retirees through the ‘Make an Impact on Tomorrow’ (MIT) initiative. MIT projects related to education and science, health and fitness, art and culture, and social issues and the environment are especially encouraged. Employees and retirees can apply for donations in kind or product donations for their specific project, or for special paid leave for time-consuming voluntary engagements.

In the photo competition, employees could vote for their favorites among the submitted photos. “This year we have received more photos than ever before. They impressively show how much blood, sweat and tears are behind each picture. At the same time each photo gives a personal insight into the project”, says Nadine Frey from the Corporate Citizenship team. Each one of the winning projects will be supported with 500 euros by the “Fritz Henkel Stiftung” foundation.

Go on a short journey: click through the photo gallery to see the top photos. They convey the spirit of the MIT-projects.

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Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Peru

Peru: Cooperarperu helps to improve the health and development of the rural community in Tankarpata.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Uganda

Uganda: Volunteer work at an orphanage in Jinja.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Deutschland

Special Olympics 2014 in Düsseldorf 4,800 athletes with mental or multiple handicaps competed against each other and enjoyed a week of sports.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Philippinen

Philippines: The Ang Galing Project offers a one-to-one approach to teaching children reading and writing.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: China

China: The Heart to Heart initiative supports underpriviliged children in China who are in need of a heart surgery.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Nepal

In the Shangrila Home in Nepal street children are offered warm meals, medical care and education.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Nepal

Nepal: The Shangrila Home provides care for more than 75 street children.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Indien

India: This project helps provide education to poor, rural children.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Kambodscha

Cambodia: The Bayon School provides education for underprivleged children.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Deutschland

Germany: Special Olympics Düsseldorf 2014.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Nepal

Nepal: children are taken care of with daily meals.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: China

China: Grateful Green is a long-term MIT program that aims to help people in need and brighten up their lives.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Deutschland

Germany: Within one week 210 children trained on a daily basis in order to set up the circus show.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Deutschland

Nepal: This project helps an orphanage and a school.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Nepal

Nepal: This project helps an orphanage and a school.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Peru

Peru: 50 children from the age of 3 to 14 are supported by the project Cooperarperu.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Vereinigte Arabische Emirate

United Arab Emirates: Senses is the the first residential and daycare center for people with special needs in the region.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Malaysia

Malaysia: Through arts and crafts, Henkel employees provided hope and inspiration for the children of the Rumah Safiyyah orphanage.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Tansania

Tanzania: The Art in Tanzania non-profit organization is building an IT-room to provide a space for children to learn computer skills.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: China

China: The Yunnan Project provides safe and sustainable heating to families in Ludian, which was devastated by an earthquake.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Indien

India: With the help of the project children have the chance to get a quality school education.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Indien

India: This project provides support to the Saranalaya Children Home.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Ghana

Ghana: More than 600 children from 25 schools participated in a Sportsweek.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: China

China: The MIT project aims to help build a new reading room/library for an elementary school in the Guangdong Province.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Deutschland

Germany: At the Handballkindergarten trainers ensure that children learn their coordination through fun and games.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Guatemala

Guatemala: This project provides stove installation and water filters for needy families.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Guatemala

Guatemala: 48 volunteers support the project.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Kambodscha

Cambodia: The Bayon School provides education for underprivileged children.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Deutschland

Germany: As a part of the Handballkindergarten, preschool children can improve their coordination.

Open Slideshow Henkel MIT-Fotowettbewerb: Deutschland

Germany: Cultural association Taftahü e.V. set up a three-day art and music festival in the Westerwald.

Next week we will show you the most impressive photos of Henkel employees in action with their MIT-projects.

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