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Launch of campaign "Your day for Africa" with new partner "Bread for the World"

March 02, 2015

[epd-Logo] Berlin (epd). The association "Aktion Tagwerk" has called on school students across Germany to take part in the campaign "Your day for Africa". The project makes a contribution to increasing their confidence in their choice of occupation and, at the same time, to creating training opportunities in Africa, said the Rhineland-Palatinate finance minister, Doris Ahnen (SPD), at the presentation of the campaign in Berlin on Monday. The action day, which has been running since 2002, is planned for 23 June this year. The German Protestant aid agency Bread for the World is a partner in the campaign for the first time.

Ahnen was deputising for the state premier Malu Dreyer (SPD), who had fallen ill. Dreyer is the patron of the association. Nora Tschirner, a well-known actress, has supported the project for many years.

On the action day, the school students work e.g. for a company, in an office, in a child-care centre, at a street market or in a retirement home. They donate the "pay" for their work to educational projects of the children's aid organisation Human Help Network in Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa or Uganda. This time, they will also support a training project run by Bread for the World in Ghana. Last year about 180,000 students took part in the campaign, which raised a total of EUR 1.2 million.

Website of the association "Aktion Tagwerk"



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