02.05.2023 | Costa Rica

Climate protection at a high level

At the end of March, our Centre for Technical Education in San José received a visit from representatives of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). Among other things, the meeting served as an exchange on the GIZ project "Cool contributions fighting climate change", in which our centre in Costa Rica has already been participating for several years. Further options for future cooperation with this important partner of the foundation were also discussed. Our team and the students in San José were particularly pleased about the handover of two refrigeration units that are operated with environmentally friendly refrigerants. The two units were built as part of a further training measure carried out by GIZ in our centre and can now be used here for training purposes. Thanks to this donation our students in refrigeration and airconditioning technology stay up to date with the very latest in environmental protection!

18.04.2023 | India

A special day

As a part of the Samuel comprehensive approach our scholarship holders regularly perform mandatory social work. All social service activities are designed to promote our students’ cognitive, emotional and social skills and enable them to participate in society. To this end, students of our Delhi Centres for Technical Education split up into different groups and spent a day helping out in different facilities. They visited an old age home located in Delhi, where they assisted and spent quality time with the residents. Another group cleaned and decorated the classrooms in a municipal school and gave the kids a lesson in personal hygiene. At a blind school our students spent an interactive lesson with students, getting to know about their lives and problems and assisted at meal times. Meena, one of the students from our Uttam Nagar centre, summarised her day: “It made me happy and proud to bring some happiness to others.” In the end, this special day was both, a learning and highly emotional experience for the Samuel students.

07.10.2022 | International

Annual meeting in Düsseldorf

After a two-year forced break imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Samuel Foundation's team in Düsseldorf was pleased to welcome the complete board of directors as well as the country directors from Costa Rica and India to the foundation's head offices. During an entire week, the team worked intensively on all topics concerning the foundation's projects. The difficulties the foundation’s work has faced since the beginning of the pandemic - especially in its Centres for Technical Education - were reflected upon. New perspectives for the coming year arose and new projects were planned as well. The shared weekend which was included in the programme offered all participants numerous opportunities to exchange ideas on a personal level and intensify their team building. This was an important personal exchange of the Samuel family, which hopefully can take place annually in Düsseldorf again from now on.