Together against youth unemployment
The JOBLINGE initiative supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds when entering into training and work. The goal: real job opportunities and sustainable integration into the labour market and society. Concerning tailored training, voluntary mentoring and support during apprenticeships, the initiative has achieved above-average success – 70% of young people make the transition into professional life. As one of the founding members of the initiative and voluntary Board Member of Joblinge AG, Hans T. Gonder has long been committed to securing the future of young people in the Rhine-Main area.
Thank you for 10 years of Joblinge
The board members of Joblinge Frankfurt (f.l.t.r.) Ralf Hempel (chairman of the supervisory board Joblinge), Hans T. Gonder (CEO and managing partner, Gonder Facility Services), Jürgen Funk (CEO, Communication and Education Policy of Hessen Chemie), Reinhard Gödel (Board member, Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG), Kerstin Schmitz (stellvertretende Aufsichtsratsvorsitzende) Verwaltungsdirektorin, Zoo Frankfurt, Kadim Tas (Regional manager Joblinge), Dr. Oliver Dany (Senior Partner, The Boston Consulting Group), Prof. Dr. Daniela Birkenfeld (City council Soziales, Seniors, Youth and Justice, City of Frankfurt a. M.), Carsten Kratz (Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group, Axel Hellmann (Financial board member Eintracht Frankfurt)
Since 2014/15, SC Frankfurt 1880 has won at least three out of six possible German Championships in youth rugby in each season. In the summer of 2016, the club managed the feat of becoming the German champion for the first time in all four age groups – U12, U14, U16 and U18 in classic 15-a-side rugby. Many young talents from Frankfurt were nominated for the U16 and U18 national teams, also in the Olympic 7-a-side version of the sport. Meanwhile, the men’s division has also witnessed high growth and the squad is making strides. It’s not only top athletes who benefit from the outstanding youth work at SC Frankfurt 1880, however: More than 300 children regularly take part in the training and games and adopt rugby values such as respect and team spirit, both on and off the field, which accompany them through their whole life.
Donation of thermal imaging camera
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital needed a highly sensitive thermal imaging camera for oncology, haematology and haemostasis. Today's camera types, unlike older models, can be used easily at the bedside and are very helpful in the diagnosis and evaluation of therapy. This way, children bypass a general anaesthesia for being completely still while being inside a MRI. GONDER has supported this wish and donated the thermal imaging camera amounting to 24.000 Euro. Moreover, an additional 22.000 Euro were donated to the non-profit organisation "Help for Children with Cancer Frankfurt.