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Aid project kick-off

On Thursday, March 9, 2023, we kicked-off our project to help the victims of the earthquake in Turkey. In a hybrid meeting, the members of the Wirtschaftsjunioren association of Hanau-Gelnhausen-Schlüchtern met with the state chair of the Wirtschaftsjunioren Hessen Franziska Deutscher. In a live video conference, we then met with our Federal President 2023 Tobias Hocke, JCI Germany National President 2023 Michèle Praum, Deputy Federal President 2023 Simone Rechel, Reiner Schmidt, and representatives of JCI Türkiye.

We are particularly proud that with “JCI Helping Heroes” we can implement a joint project with @wj_deutschland, @wj_hessen, @jcigermany, @jciturkiye and other members.

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Local aid organization

Who we are

The Wirtschaftsjunioren Hanau-Gelnhausen-Schlüchtern are a local German JCI association. Its mother organization, the Wirtschaftsjunioren Deutschland, was founded in 1954 and is Germany’s largest association of young entrepreneurs and executives. The goal of the Wirtschaftsjunioren Deutschland is to actively shape the future economic and social policy of the Federal Republic of Germany in a unified Europe, thereby ensuring the long-term competitiveness of Germany worldwide. The federal Wirtschaftsjunioren association is part of the international JCI network.

More info at www.wj-hanau.de and www.wjd.de

Junior Chamber International (JCI) is one of the world’s largest non-governmental organizations with more than 5,000 branches, 160,000 members, and 1.5 million supporting members in more than 100 countries worldwide. JCI’s mission is to provide development opportunities for young people between 18 and 40 years of age, thereby empowering them to positively impact the society they live in. In Turkey, JCI has been operating under the name Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs (JCI) Association since 1987.

More info at www.jci.cc and www.jciturkiye.org

The Reiner Schmidt Libertas Foundation was founded to support education and infrastructure projects in developing countries. Most importantly, the foundation aims to enable people to live a free and self-determined life. The foundation is recognized as a non-profit organization and can therefore issue donation receipts. Past projects of the foundation include help for the people in Ukraine and the “Schools for Rwanda” project in cooperation with JCI.

More info at www.reinerschmidt.de

The AKUT VAKFI Foundation is a renowned non-governmental aid organization, which has provided help in Turkey for 25 years. It is mainly run by volunteers. The AKUT Foundation specializes in disaster and emergency management. Among other things, it provides technical materials and protective equipment for search and rescue teams and volunteer helpers in disasters and emergencies.

More info at akutvakfi.org.tr

Support the construction of the JCI Youth Hub now

The costs of the JCI Youth Hub amount to a total of 125,000 euros. We have divided this amount into 100 symbolic building blocks, so-called “bricks.”

You can purchase bricks worth 1,250 euros each. Every brick counts!