Thursday, April 11, 2019
The child guidance counseling center in Kitzingen received a € 2000 donation from the HOCH.REIN Group. The donation will go towards implementing prevention measures to help combat cyberbullying.
Kitzingen, Germany: It was an internal raffle focused on donating to a good cause that saw employees of the HOCH.REIN Group pull out their wallets. The € 2000 donation went to the child guidance counseling center in Kitzingen (Beratungsstelle für Kinder, Jugendliche und Erwachsene), whose work includes development counseling, child and family therapy, youth counseling and much more. “It’s important to help others. The HOCH.REIN Group places particular emphasis on social involvement. One of our main aims as a company is to face up to and fulfill our social responsibility, says Guido Gerlach, CEO of HOCH.REIN GmbH.
HOCH.REIN’s donation will be used to support a special project designed to raise awareness about the highly prevalent issue of cyberbullying. Be it harassing, teasing, tormenting, abusing or ridiculing, bullying exists in many different forms and intensities. Through an award-winning play entitled I Like You, theater group EUKITEA is seeking to show year-8 students in Kitzingen how awful (cyber)bullying feels for victims, and what they can do to protect themselves. The play keeps things real by entering into the actual, modern-day lives of adolescents, playfully addressing and demonstrating where the dangers of cyberbullying lurk.
The counseling center will assist the participating Kitzingen schools during the preparatory and review phases. Andreas Laurien, a qualified psychologist, supervisor and director of the counseling center says “I’m thrilled we’ve been able to secure the financial involvement of staff from the HOCH.REIN Group for this project – the prevention project would not be possible without it. As one of the region’s innovative employers, HOCH.REIN is supporting a trendsetting project, and helping young people acquire important skills. Addressing the issue of bullying in a constructive, solution-oriented manner is a key resource for any workplace, be it a school or a company.”