|[December 06, 2013]
The Lyoness Child & Family Foundation Mourns Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
GRAZ, Austria --(Business Wire)--
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela died on December 5, 2013 in Pretoria at the
age of 94. The Nobel (News - Alert) Peace Prize winner of the year 1993 fought against
social injustice as well as for equality of South Africa's black
population and for the end of apartheid all his life. He spent 27 years
in prison because of his commitment. After he had been released in 1990
he made a major contribution to ending apartheid and was elected South
Africa's first black president in 1994.
The Lyoness Child & Family Foundation together with the Child & Family
Foundation South Africa started a school project in the name of Mandela
in 2012. In his home village, Qunu, the Lyoness Foundations rebuilt the
dilapidated original school building. Additionally, modern teaching
materials and a complete school kit had been provided for each of the
228 pupils. The new "Nelson Mandela No-Moscow Primary School" was opened
in the middle of March this year.
The Foundation expresses its sadness about the project patron's death.
"We mourn a great statesman and an impressive personality. We are
extremely proud to have been allwed to realise the project in Nelson
Mandela's name," says Nina Passegger, Director Child & Family Foundation.
Also, Hubert Freidl, CEO Lyoness, emphasizes the importance of this
project: "With the newly constructed school we were able to make a
long-desired dream of Nelson Mandela come true. He grew up in Qunu and
had always wished for the children of his home village to receive good
About the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation
According to the CSR (News - Alert) and sustainability efforts of the internationally
active shopping community Lyoness, the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation
was founded in 2008 as an independent charitable organisation, which
supports national and international aid projects under the motto
"Education. Opportunities. Future." Each Lyoness Member contributes
actively to the Foundation's social projects with a part of their
purchases. These are mainly educational projects for children and
teenagers in economically deprived countries worldwide. You can find
further information at www.lyoness-CFF.org.
Lyoness is an international sector spanning shopping community as well
as a Loyalty Programme for trades. It is active in 33 countries
throughout Europe, as well as in the USA, Canada, Brazil, the United
Arab Emirates, Qatar and South Africa and in the Asian Pacific region in
Hong Kong, Macao, Australia, Thailand and in the Philippines. Currently,
3 million Members use the Lyoness Benefits at more than 29,000 Loyalty
Merchants worldwide. You can find further information at www.lyoness.com.
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