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Education initiative

LANXESS promotes education

We endeavor to encourage young people worldwide to develop a passion for chemistry at a young age and in this way make them aware of the diverse career opportunities that the LANXESS Group offers. Within the context of the LANXESS education initiative, we have established projects at many of our sites to pursue these objectives in varying ways.

 

We underscore our clear commitment to Germany as a business location and a base for the chemical industry not just through financial assistance for schools close to our sites but also through collaboration in the provision of scientific teaching materials. For instance, the teaching materials we have produced on the subjects of mobility, globalization, urbanization and water are used in around 270 German elementary schools. In the reporting year, we also provided financial support for “Your Turn 2016 – Bewege Köln!” (Your Turn 2016 – Move Cologne) – a new program for school students aged between 14 and 16. They spent three days looking at how they could take responsibility in their city, make a contribution or work as a team to achieve change.

 

A very successful commitment initiated in 2010 is our partnership with Teach First in Germany and Teach For India (TFI). We are one of the main sponsors of these not-for-profit organizations. Both are national network partners of the global Teach For All initiative, which aims to help school students who have had a difficult start in life, fostering their individual talents and developing their career prospects. Particularly highly qualified university graduates who also have the requisite soft skills act as fellows for a period of two years, helping schools in socially disadvantaged areas with education and schooling tasks.

 

We have also been active for many years in supporting education initiatives in South Africa. For instance, we have funded the construction of new classrooms at a school for physically and mentally disabled children close to our site in Newcastle. The last of a total of four buildings was completed in June 2016.

 

 Since its launch, the LANXESS education initiative has reached hundreds of thousands of children, adolescents and young adults worldwide. Feedback from teachers, principals and school authorities shows that the initiative has significantly enhanced the importance of the MINT subjects in school timetables.

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Silke Jansen
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