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Balance 2015 ENG

Sustainability Report Balance // Issue 2015 // Lufthansa Group // 97 iThemba School Capricorn The iThemba School Capricorn is a preschool project in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa, that every year gives 75 underprivileged children the opportunity to attend school. The Help Alliance has supported this project since 2006. Given the positive response from both parents and the Capricorn district municipality, the iThemba School started construction of a primary school at the beginning of 2015. It is to accommodate 600 children and is slated for inauguration in January 2017. Fundraising activities Since 2012, the association has cooper- ated with, a charitable donations platform that permits users to support projects directly. The same is true for the more recent cooperation with, thanks to an initiative by the ninth generation of the management development program “explorers”: Visitors can now reach this online platform, which meets the requirements of German and European data protection laws, via links on and The Lufthansa Group companies and cooperation partners partici- pate as well in fundraising campaigns. Via Facebook, YouTube and the Help Alliance blog, the humanitarian aid organization maintains contact with its supporters and informs them about the progress of individ- ual projects. Small Change – It’s a Big Help With the aim of building bridges into a better future for people in need, the Help Alliance launched the on-board collection program Small Change – It’s a Big Help in 2001. It offers Lufthansa Group passengers the opportunity to donate coins and bills in any currency they might be carrying on homeward bound long-haul flights. For this purpose, the seat pockets on board aircraft contain small sealable envelopes, which the flight attendants then collect and forward to the Help Alliance. In addition, valuable small change is also collected in donation pillars placed in employee areas, the Lufthansa Lounges at all German and selected inter- national airports, and in the public areas at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs. On-board collection program Development of donation volumes in euros 1 2014  497,823 2013  301,566 2012  318,380 2011  205,362 2010  286,184 2009  224,053 2008  230,433 2007  260,939 2006  279,575 2005  294,870 2004  238,023 2003  216,539 2002  232,692 2001  207,175 October 2002: start of Condor’s participation September 2011: start of Brussels Airlines’ participation July 2012: start of Austrian Airlines’ participation 1 As the final figures were not yet available at press time, all figures in this article mentioned for the reporting year 2014 are preliminary. The Help Alliance has supported the preschool project iThemba School Capricorn in South Africa since 2006.