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.