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A Helping Hand for Christmas

12-18-2010 12:16 AM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

Press release from: ConVista Consulting

ConVista wishes everybody a wonderful Christmas period and a successful start to 2011!

ConVista wishes everybody a wonderful Christmas period and a successful start to 2011!

This year again, ConVista tries to provide the feeling of having helped to its customers.

After the success in donating for the good cause instead of buying Christmas presents, ConVista decided to repeat this activity in 2010. The last time the IT consultancy supported the project of the African organization 'Food and Trees for Africa' (www.trees.co.za). With this donation, ConVista took care of a Permaculture Project at the Khayelitsha Special School located in Western Cape. This school caters for special needs children from local vicinity having various physical and mental disabilities. The project provides the necessary nutritional diet for these especially needy children to contribute to a healthy immune system. After a few months the donations beard fruits: The school is now able to support a dedicated group of children with special needs. Accompanied by educators, they are enthusiastically involved in learning how to cultivate and take care of a vegetable garden. The goal is to help the school and community to develop natural food gardens, produce food to supplement the school feeding scheme and involve the learners in activities that will motivate and inspire them to engage with food production and the environment, activities that children in similar schools have enjoyed immensely.

Inspired by the achievement, ConVista decided to repeat this action. This year the company decided to stay closer to the place where it was founded. One thing did not change: Like in 2009 the company focuses on supporting children and their relatives. With a donation for a children’s hospital at Amsterdamer Straße in Cologne, ConVista supports chronically sick children and their families. The organization 'Freunde und Förderer des Kinderkrankenhauses Amsterdamer Straße Köln e.V.' has come together to improve the lives of children 'on our doorstep'. They have been supporting the Children's Hospital continuously ─ with little bureaucracy, but a big effect. The goal is to provide optimal medical care to children and encouraging the whole family during their stay at the hospital. In recent years, the project for example implemented the co-financing of a modern ultrasound machine, an MRI scanner, the funding of the hospital clowns or art and music therapies. For further information in German language please have a look under www.kliniken-koeln.de/krankenhaeuser/KrankenhausRiehl/Foerderverein/

The employees are pleased to take over a small part in helping the affected children and families.

ConVista´s development is characterised by growth in many different areas.
Our service portfolio is based on our knowledge in the disciplines of processes, technology and methodology. This solid foundation forms the basis on which we constantly expand and develop the services offered by ConVista Consulting.
Since we were established in Germany in 1999, we have consistently grown on an international level. In just ten years we have gone from one to 16 offices, located in 13 different countries. The ConVista headcount is also continuing to grow. We now have more than 330 employees worldwide

Katharina Grygiel
Corporate Communications Manager

ConVista Consulting AG
Im Zollhafen 15/17
50678 Köln

Phone +49 (221) 888 26 - 125
Fax +49 (221) 88826 - 8125
Mobile +49 (178) 888 60 40

Katharina.Grygiel@convista.com
www.ConVista.com

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