Donation by LPI Central Europe in 2013 supports Porridge Program for school children in Uganda

LPI Central Europe donates in 2013 money to the association "Kindern eine Chance" (http://www.kinderneinechance.at) to support their Porridge Program at schools in Uganda. For more information on that program look here.


Water for Uganda

Thomas-Krenn.AG and LPI Central Europe support the association "Kindern eine Chance" (A chance for children) financially to build a water tank in Uganda

Instead of spending a lot of money for Christmas gifts Thomas-Krenn.AG and LPI Central Europe donate again in 2012 to the association "Kindern eine Chance" (http://www.kinderneinechance.at). The server producer and the certification organization sponsor together a new water tank for the planned extension of the Christoph Bettermann School in Uganda. Up to date, this school – as the only school for handicapped children in the state Mityana – has space for 12 students. Through the extension nine more children will have a chance for education, medical aid, and social contact. The two companies invest 800 Euros to build the water tank, which will collect and prepare rain water.

Gabi Ziller and Stefan Pleger, founders of the association, are happy about their sponsor's loyalty. Without such sponsors their social commitment would not be possible. "Visiting the villages, we met again and again mentally and physically disabled children, who were hidden to some extent, because often they are seen as a shame for their families. Especially for these children, who have hardly any social contact, and are not able to live a human life in their normal environment, we built this school", said the founders. For four years the association is committed to enable orphans and other disadvantaged children to go to school. The spring, the Christoph Bettermann School opened after five months of construction work (see: http://www.kinderneinechance.at/news-des-vereins/222-eroeffnung-der-christoph-bettermann-schule.html). The extension's construction shall start in January 2013. All construction work is done by local companies to assist the local economy.

Gabi Ziller and Stefan Pleger travel regularly to Uganda on their own cost, to take care that 100 percent of the money is used were it is needed. Werner Fischer, technician at Thomas-Krenn.AG, could see this himself when he traveled on site in spring 2011 to take a look at the progress of the solar plant which had been sponsored before: "When I visited Zigoti the solar plant had been installed already!"

 


LPI Central Europe supports organization "Kindern eine Chance"

In the year 2010 we support the organization "Kindern eine Chance" with a contribution. This organization helps orphans in Uganda, please look at http://www.kinderneinechance.at . Education is one of the main topics of "Kindern eine Chance" - as many children as possible a school attendance shall be offered. In this relation laptops are collected where Linux and free applications get installed on. Through our contribution a small solar plant can be bought and one or two training classrooms will get electricity.


LPI Central Europe supports „Close the Gap"

Since 2007 we support the organization „Close the Gap International“. This non-profit-organisation takes care of poor countries in underdeveloped regions of the world. „Close the Gap" supports the setup of ITC infrastructures and by this enables the connection of those regions to our modern world. "Close the Gap" also supports the use of Open Source software and Linux operating systems.

In the last year our contribute went to the „International Health Sciences University“ (IHSU) in Uganda. IHSU is a newly-established university in Uganda licensed by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education. Being a university that only offers health sciences programmes, IHSU recruits students to become tomorrow’s leaders in health sciences. The main goal of the university is to ensure that more Ugandans have access to health care by well-trained healthcare professionals. Guided by Government policies and objectives for the health sector, IHSU aspires to become a centre of excellence in training healthcare workers in various specialisations. Accordingly they can train the necessary professional workforce who can contribute meaningfully to the healthcare needs of Uganda’s growing population. It is a fact that improving the health of the population means improving the training, skills and knowledge of the health worker.

In total, IHSU received 51 Close the Gap computers with open source software installed on it. All devices have been implemented. Some of the computers are used in the library where children can access the Internet to find additional information on their courses; they can attend online courses and access the library’s database to search for available books. Other computers where installed in a specific classroom where computer-illiterate students are taught how to use the pc’s in order to be able to use them properly. A small part of the computers are used for administration purposes, i.e. to collect data, etc. The university has a well trained IT trainer who gives computer courses and who maintains the computers.