F.E.E.D. sponsor Aurubis for “Healthy School Meals” and education in South Africa

At the end of 2021, F.E.E.D. Senior Vice-President Edith Brasche signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with AURUBIS AG, Hamburg, for the FEED "Healthy School Meals" programmes in South Africa and for the training of women in sustainable agriculture and entrepreneurship.

With these funds, the non-profit association in South Africa could include more kindergartens and schools in the urgently needed "school lunch" project and further expand its sustainable development aid regionally.

You can find all information at www.feed-ev.de or contact our Edith Brasche, Vice-President FEED e.V..

"We have seen what we can create with and for the local people," explains Edith Brasche from FEED. "Our goal is to go beyond self-sufficiency to create new jobs and income for local people in agriculture and vegetable and medicinal herb cultivation by offering them the opportunity to grow under the SUNfarming Food & Energy facilities free of charge after the trainings. When selling the surplus of vegetables and medicinal herbs, we support the former trainees so that they can build up a successful small business in the long run. The sponsoring of AURUBIS AG will bring us a big step forward and promote a sustainable support of the trainees over three years", says Edith Brasche.

Aurubis AG is a leading global supplier of non-ferrous metals and one of the largest copper recyclers in the world. With its social commitment, the company focuses on the areas of environment, knowledge and participation - and supports both local and international projects. In addition to local projects in the countries where it operates, Aurubis has also been involved at an international level since 2019. After projects in Peru and Chile, Aurubis has also been supporting the non-profit association F.E.E.D. in South Africa, more precisely in the Potchefstroom region, for the first time since 2021.

Stefanie Klein, Social Engagement Aurubis AG, explains why: "We are pleased to be able to support F.E.E.D., a project that combats malnutrition, provides training in sustainable, ecological food cultivation and promotes the use of resource-saving technologies. The important approach of helping people to help themselves is in the foreground here, because targeted knowledge transfer enables the people in the project to participate in society - and ultimately it contributes to the further development of an entire region. For these reasons, this holistic project is an excellent fit for us and our focus areas."

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