Concert, a journey to Ghana, new plans, many tasks. That’s how we could describe our annual general meeting in just four words. But of course there were more than just four words spoken, especially of the journey to Ghana, which Michael Altmann, Christoph Wenzl and Michael Wenzl made in september. However the members got not only stories to hear, but also a short video clip of the journey to see. In the first half of the video Taha and its residents are shown. This is followed up by a interview with Alhassan, which clearly pictures the current situation. With this video und other pictures of the journey we want to advertise our project even more in the next months. But the three members took not only pictures, they could also meet many responsible persons, such as the chiefs of Taha and the surrounding villages and they could convince themselves of the progress at the site.

The events in Germany last year were also successful for our NGO. On the first place stands, of course, the charity concert of “Lehra und Mehra” in June, were we could earn 6500 EUR.

After last years summary the planing and the further procedure were decided on. The meeting was closed with a group photo. We send the protocol to everyone who is interested in our work.
We will be pleased even more about new members. Just contact us our fill out the form (find it at “conctact”).

Once again there was adrenaline, emotinons boiling up, blood, sweat and black eyes. The Students’ Charity Fight Night took place once again this year at the “Kolpinghaus” in Regensburg. Like last year students from different faculties fought against each other for a good cause. And the guests – all in dresses and suits – cared for the right atmosphere.

Also this year the Taha-Schul-Projekt sent a champ into the ring. Yannick “the punching Apache” Adler fought all the three rounds for our project. He was really compasionate and gave everything. We thank him very much for his performance.

After six further fights the ring was turned into a dancefloor and the guests and the fighters could celebrate till the morning. For everyone who wants to know more about the Students Charity Fight Night or who wants to take part next year, visit them on facebook.
For everyone who couldn’t be there, here are some few pics of the evening.

The reasons are two birthdays in July. First founding member Thomas Lehneis, who celebratet his 50th birthday. But he dispensed any presents and instead collected a donation for our schoolproject. Finally he war proud to hand over 400 EUR.

And Margit Schneider also celebrated a big birthday. She is supporting the Taha-Schul-Projekt sindce the Students Charity Fight Night with continous donations. On the occassion of her 60th birthday she want to please also others. And this she did by giving us yet another big donation. We express our sincere gratitude and we congratulate once again.

Choireleader Andreas Ernst hands over the proceeds of the charity concert

What a great donation! 6500 EUR!! On Monday morning choire leader Andreas Ernst handed this check from the proceeds of the charity concerte, which the choire “Lehra und Mehra” in cooperation with the brassgroup “Volles Rohr Blech” and a string quartette hosted in the church “Maria Hilf” on the 4th of June, over to our chairman, Christoph Wenzl.

Not only this amount proves that the Nightconcert with lightinstallation was a full success. The audience was enthusiastic over the music and the interplay between the different ensembles. The minster “Maria Hilf” gave the perfect ambience for the impressive sounds and everything was underlined with Gregor Bauer’s lightinstallation. The concert was completely sold out and this is how the great amount of 6500 EUR came about. The money could be donated to our Taha-Schul-Projekt because every participating player forwent his fee.

We were also excited about this wonderful concert and we are very pleased about the donation. Once again we thank all the participants.

A first big step could be achieved with our borehole completion. This borehole will provide the students with drinking water once the school is opened. Furthermore it already means an assistance at the work site, because now no water e.g. for the concrete has to be delivered costly.

When we began drilling in November, the excitement was big if we will hit water. But then the reliefing news came: The drilling was a success and the workers actually hit water. In fact they had to dig 100 metres, but nevertheless it was big luck, because thus it saved us the costs and efforts of another drilling. The borehole instantly was mounted, which means, that a pipe was laid and a casing pump was connected. Besides a generator and a polytank with stand will be acquired. In total the costs added up to 6000 EUR, which could be covered up with the generous donations and the successful charity events of the last year.

We are pleased that the building of the school is going forward step by step and we count on further help from your side.

Two workers connecting the pump.

What a tough fight, no, what two tough fights! We are still proud of our two Champions Stefanie and Christoph, who boxed for the Taha school project at the Students Charity Fight night on the 19th of November. It was really a great performance. Unfortunatly both of them didn’t win, but they showed a successful boxfight und proved courage. They fought till the end.

The Students Charity Fight Night is a event which took place in Regensburg for the first time last Thursday. The idea behind it is to have a classy evening where students fight against each other for charity. Each participiant got 500 EUR which he could donate to a social project of his own choice. Our chairman Christoph Wenzl was the first to enter the ring for our project. He got brave support from Stefanie Amann who also competed for our project. And yet again we have to highlight the great achievment which both showed. Not only at this evening, also in the previous weeks of preperation they put their shoulder to the wheel for the project. We give a big thank therefor.

We also want to thank the two organizer Dennis Sillah and Stephan Schmidbauer, who made this successful evening possible. All who witnessed it were enthusiastic and for those who didn’t have time to watch it we have a few pictures of the fight.

On tuesday, the 28th of July, it was yet again time for the annual sports festival. The students of the Fraunhofer Gymnasium Cham changed their schoolbooks for running shoes and sportswear and went to the Quadfeldmühle. There they all took part in a charity run for our Taha-School-Project. In Advance the students had searched for sponsors who would donate one euro per round which was 620 meters. They had fifteen minutes to give their best and this is exactly what they did. After a phenomenal achievement the teacher counted 2340 rounds in total. Because of the donators’ generosity, the organizers of the sports festival, Margot Alt and Andrea Rothfischer, could hand over a check about 3010.23 EUR to Christoph Wenzl, the chairman of the Taha-School-Project. We just admire this great engagement of so many young people and we can’t stop thanking. A special thanks goes to the two organizers Margot Alt and Andrea Rothfischer.

With red faces and hurting legs our athlets crawled off the court. But highly content. And this is absolutely right because of such a great performance! In total the 22 runners absolved 196 rounds at the “Guter Zweck Lauf” by the Sparkasse Cham on Sunday, the 26th of July. The distance was 1.325 km und they were given two hours to run as many rounds as possible for charity. For each round the Sparkasse donated 50 ct to the Chamer Tafel, Kinderkrebshilfe Cham and Bürger helfen Bürger. Another 50 ct per round were donated to a free chosen social project and thus our busy runners could raise 98 EUR in total for our assocciation. Amongst those who have taken part was the whole board of management, numerous members, but also friends and relatives, both old and young. We thank each runner for his engagement, as well as the supporters who provided water and motivation for us on the court. Another gratitude goes to the Sparkasse Cham and the ASV Cham for the successful organisation. We wish you all the best to cure out your muscle aches!

 

Big interest at the Fraunhofer’s schoolfestival

At nearly Ghanaian temperatures we could inform about our project at the Fraunhofer’s schoolfestival on the 17th of July. The Joseph-von-Fraunhofer Gymnasium Cham supports us since the beginning. Last friday we told the parents and teachers about the project in general and the progress taken. The children also enjoyed our stand, they could try out the typical Ghanaian game “Oware”.
The next event, which the Fraunhofer Gymnasium will organize for us, will be a charity run on July 28, whose total proceeds will be credited to the Taha-school-project.

Last friday, the 19th of june it was time for another presentation, where Christoph Wenzl, our chairman, had again the possibility to tell about his life in Ghana, the country and its inhabitants. But this time it was something very special for him, because he was invited from the elderly peoples group of Untertraubenbach, his home. About 40 people came to this occasion to listen to him, when he reported vividly about the country in Westafrica which became less and less strange after a short while. With many pictures he showed how it was to live and work one year in a small village in Ghana, where temperatures rise up to 50°, where hevy rainfalls can cause free days at school and where it is completely normal to eat with only the fingers instead of fork and knife. The most impressing part were the pictures of Wenzl’s journeys, many said, that they would not have believed that Ghana is such a beautiful country.
Of course our chairman advertised our project again. He proudly reported about the latest achievments at the site and he showed the pictures you see at the website below. The audience was enthusiastic about such a great engagement and made also a big donation. We want to thank the elderly people group Untertraubenbach a lot for this and for the successful afternoon.