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.
Peru: Cooperarperu helps to improve the health and development of the rural community in Tankarpata.
Uganda: Volunteer work at an orphanage in Jinja.
Special Olympics 2014 in Düsseldorf 4,800 athletes with mental or multiple handicaps competed against each other and enjoyed a week of sports.
Philippines: The Ang Galing Project offers a one-to-one approach to teaching children reading and writing.
China: The Heart to Heart initiative supports underpriviliged children in China who are in need of a heart surgery.
In the Shangrila Home in Nepal street children are offered warm meals, medical care and education.
Nepal: The Shangrila Home provides care for more than 75 street children.
India: This project helps provide education to poor, rural children.
Cambodia: The Bayon School provides education for underprivleged children.
Germany: Special Olympics Düsseldorf 2014.
Nepal: children are taken care of with daily meals.
China: Grateful Green is a long-term MIT program that aims to help people in need and brighten up their lives.
Germany: Within one week 210 children trained on a daily basis in order to set up the circus show.
Peru: 50 children from the age of 3 to 14 are supported by the project Cooperarperu.
United Arab Emirates: Senses is the the first residential and daycare center for people with special needs in the region.
Malaysia: Through arts and crafts, Henkel employees provided hope and inspiration for the children of the Rumah Safiyyah orphanage.
Tanzania: The Art in Tanzania non-profit organization is building an IT-room to provide a space for children to learn computer skills.
China: The Yunnan Project provides safe and sustainable heating to families in Ludian, which was devastated by an earthquake.
India: With the help of the project children have the chance to get a quality school education.
India: This project provides support to the Saranalaya Children Home.
Ghana: More than 600 children from 25 schools participated in a Sportsweek.
China: The MIT project aims to help build a new reading room/library for an elementary school in the Guangdong Province.
Germany: At the Handballkindergarten trainers ensure that children learn their coordination through fun and games.
Guatemala: This project provides stove installation and water filters for needy families.
Guatemala: 48 volunteers support the project.
Cambodia: The Bayon School provides education for underprivileged children.
Germany: As a part of the Handballkindergarten, preschool children can improve their coordination.
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.