EMKA sponsors top athletes and access to clean water
The YOU Foundation is an initiative of UNESCO Special Ambassador Dr. h.c. Ute-Henriette Ohoven and is committed to the education of children in need worldwide. It follows UNESCO’s values and mission and its Education Agenda 2030, which includes ensuring water supplies: In West Africa, the foundation is building urgently needed wells to supply the population with clean water. Local groups of experts and community members analyse the best locations for modern wells, which are then constructed to ensure easy access. Continuous monitoring of the installations and the water quality ensures that the local people receive sufficient potable water. Together with the software company Datarella, the YOU Foundation has developed a digital emergency aid app for social project projects – sponsored by the EMKA Group. Using Blockchain Technology, donations are transferred to social projects, beneficiaries and people in need using an easy and secure way. Donations can be made via smartphone or computer, starting with 1.00 euro. Through the use of digital tokens and a QR code issued specifically for the donor, the donation path to the recipient is traceable. This approach ensures the technology provides transparency for the donor and serves the sustainable good of the community.
EMKA also continues to support exciting sports projects: The FSC Remscheid celebrates its 50th anniversary in October and hopes to host two sporting events beforehand, but in compliance with the current COVID19 safety regulations. A parachute spectacle is planned from 18 to 20 June 2021 at the Hackenberg Sports Centre in cooperation with the „Bergische Drei“ – referring to the three cities of Solingen, Wuppertal, and Remscheid. Tandem jumps can be registered in advance at www.fsc-remscheid.de.
The second significant event planned is the International Germany Cup in target parachuting from 23 to 25 July 2021 in Bodenfelde, with top European and German teams’ participation. This event will be the last opportunity to train under competitive conditions before the World Championships in August 2021. At the World Championships, Lucia Lippold, also sponsored by EMKA, will compete in her unique discipline of speed skydiving as the reigning German and European champion as well as German record holder – the formation of eight parachuters from the FSC Remscheid will also participate.
For many years, Goražde in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been an important EMKA production site. EMKA Bosnia primarily produces moulds as well as injection-moulded parts for the automotive and electrical industries. In the field of mould making, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers. But EMKA also has a solid local presence not only as an employer but through its social commitment. For three years, EMKA has been sponsoring two local football clubs, providing adequate training conditions for children up to 14 years of age and the women‘s team in the First League of the B&H Federation. This year, the team hopes to be promoted to the Premier Ligue, the highest division in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s club football. The youth team also competes successfully in various leagues and tournaments – including the annual EMKA tournament in Goražde, in the Federation and Serbia.