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himmel & ääd e.V.

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
himmel & ääd e.V.
Country and localization
Germany, Cologne
Supported people
40 young people in difficulty
Project helped in
Amount of the support
20 000 euros
Career guidance for 40 young people

Himmel & ääd e.V., a German charity formed in 2007, seeks to help children and young people from families in serious difficulty. The latter are given a lunch and take part in recreational and educational activities five times a week. Since 2012, AccorHotels teams from the three Mercure hotels in Cologne are deeply involved alongside this charity. They cook and provide lunches to the members of the organisation every day.

In October 2015, himmel & ääd e.V. opened a new area targeted at young people aged between 17 and 25 in order to provide them with career guidance.

Solidarity AccorHotels is funding this programme by supporting the career assistance and guidance for these 40 young people.

The project holder
Tom Troebs
General Manager Mercure Hotel Köln City Friesenstrasse

With this project, you do not look into the distance in order to do good things, just go with your eyes open through the street and help your neighbours with small things. To see the happiness in children's eyes when you help, believe and strengthen in their dreams, it´s a big pleasure.