Valuable knowledge of water
As part of our social commitment, we are contributing our knowledge of water to charity projects, especially in Africa.
We have been supporting the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) for a number of years. By the end of 2010, AMREF had used LANXESS’s financial assistance to establish water supplies for 25 Tanzanian schools attended by approximately 10,000 children and provide the sanitary facilities they need. In addition to these infrastructure measures, AMREF also supplied hygiene training for teachers and children, thus helping spread the safe water message in their daily lives.
The same important message was the focus of PHASE (Personal Hygiene and Sanitation Education), a joint project with AMREF launched at our South African production site in Rustenburg in 2012. The project aimed to significantly reduce the incidence of disease caused by contaminated water. Thanks to our financial support, more than 750 sets of PHASE teaching materials were distributed to seven schools. Some 3,000 students, their teachers and parents have benefited from the knowledge they acquired.