EMPOWER AND ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO FULFILL THEIR POTENTIAL

CHALLENGE STUDENTS TO TAKE SOCIAL ACTION

initiAID is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 by students of Pforzheim University with the mission of empowering and encouraging people to fulfill their potential by initiating educational and sports development projects.

IMPACT

15 KIDS

RECEIVE A HIGHSCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

86% OF OUR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

ARE GIRLS

DAILY WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

IN OUR COMPUTER LAB

3000 LEARNERS

PARTICIPATED IN OUR WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

45 VOLUNTEERS

CONTRIBUTED TO THE SUCCES OF OUR PROJECTS

  • Fritz Gairing, professor at the University Pforzheim

    “In my opinion, initiAID is an outstanding initiative. It supports students’ volunteering in social projects all over the world. People receive specific support through these projects. But from my point of view, it is just as important that these students make unforgettable experiences that get under your skin. For this reason, they learn how to think and act responsible in a formative way – beyond the auditorium and laboratory. The University Pforzheim is member of the initiative Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), supported by the United Nations. Volunteering at initiAID is an excellent and unique possibility to develop the responsible way of thinking and acting for future professionals and managers.”

  • Kevin Johnston, professor at the University of Cape Town

    “I’ve already worked with countless people from different organizations. Many people spend a lot of time and money to organizations. But what makes initiAID distinguishing from other organizations are the students who volunteer in the projects of initiAID with their commitment and their passion thereby making a sustainable impact on lives of people in need. I am proud to work closely together with initiAID and I can only recommend everyone, to support the ideas and projects of initiAID.”

  • Joachim Schuler, professor at the University Pforzheim

    “I feel strongly connected to initiAID and the founders. This students’ initiative of our university creates a win-win situation for the people in need in Vrygrond South Africa and our students. InitiAID offers the students the possibility to help on-site and to collect important experiences. This help, e.g. a computer course in the Vrygrond Computer Lab, gives the people in Vrygrond a chance to escape the poverty. I hope that a lot of people realize this opportunity and participate. Everybody who was there, returns with the same opinion: I would always do this again.”

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PARTNERS & DONORS

The Compass Trust

Since 2016 we are partnering with the South African Non-Profit Organization The Compass Trust with the objective to develop and realize our projects in South Africa and the projects of The Compass Trust in close cooperation.

Levana International CIC

The Levana International CIC is a Community Interest Company registered in England and Wales allowing people around the world to help fund school tuition for talented students in underserved communities. With the help of Levana the necessary funds for the Build up Kids scholarship program could be raised.

University of Pforzheim

The University of Pforzheim accompanies us since the launch of our projects. The University of Pforzheim advises and supports us in the area of strategic direction and realization of our ideas and furthermore provides us with office space.

University of Cape Town

When we first started our Computer Lab in Vrygrond a close and exciting cooperation with University of Cape Town started. Thanks to their valuable contributions and support we were able to set up and run the Vrygrond Computer Lab. Furthermore, they advise us in the area of strategic direction of our organization.

Förderer und Alumni Hochschule Pforzheim e.V.

The Non Profit Organization Förder und Alumni Hochschule Pforzheim e.V. supports our organisation since 2016 with the realisation of our projects.

Reiner Guggolz GmbH

The Reiner Guggolz GmbH supports our projects since 2017 as a supporting member of our organization. Thanks to their ongoing financial support, we are able to realize our projects.

SiguTech UG

The SiguTech UG supports our projects since 2017 as a supporting member of our organization. Thanks to their ongoing financial support, we are able to realize our projects.

Meyle Mülller GmbH & Co.KG

The Melye und Müller  GmbH & Co.KG  has supported us for years by printing information materials for free.

Friedmann Stahltechnik GmbH

Through their financial support we are able to realize our projects.

Lions Club Bad Wildbad

Through their financial support we are able to realize our projects.

DODUCO GmbH

Through their financial support we are able to realize our projects.

SHAPEiN Consulting GmbH

Through their financial support we are able to realize our projects.

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