Our commitment is not limited to working hours. We want to go further with our success. Social involvement has a very special meaning for syracom and its employees. For years we have been supporting various social projects.
Inclusion - variety and excitement
The IFB Foundation rewards extraordinary inclusion projects with the "Inclusion award". The award calls for submissions annually for projects which change certain aspects of everyday in an irreversible manner. The Inclusion award was handed out for the first time in 2015. Due to the positive response, the geographical basis was expanded to all of South Hessen in 2016.
syracom has supported this successful initiative from the beginning. First simply as sponsor, then in the next year also as active member of the jury in the selection of the winner of the 2ns Inclusion award.
The Children's Hospital Löwenmut is an initiative of the IFB Foundation in Wiesbaden. Its goal is to improve the living conditions of people with special needs in every phase of life.
In the children's hospital, the nurses and social workers take care of families with terminally ill and severely disabled children. The installation in Klipriver near Johannesburg offers a second home to 40 children.
In "Kiko's Laughter", the author relates a touching story about Kiko - a child with Down's syndrome - and the acceptance of being different. syracom was able to support the book project to help finance the Löwenmut Children's Hospital. You can get the book for a donation of at least 15 Euros. 100% of the revenue goes to the new construction of the Children's Hospital in South Africa
Child abuse is one of the worst and most common crimes world-wide. Under the motto "for our children's welfare", syracom supports the association Aktionkinderschutz e.V. Our support makes the project prevention classes in elementary schools possible.
Equipping elementary schools with educational materials against sexual abuse of children helps them become more confident, to say "No", or even to be able to distinguish "good feelings from bad ones", which may be able to save them from abuse in their social environment.
In past years, our employees and management have time and again supported various social projects together. As a rule, the private donations by employees were generally matched by management. For instance, we raised support for the earthquake victims in Haiti and created a sponsorship for Bethania children’s villages (2008). During the Summer Fest 2015, we organized a raffle to benefit the Malteser Hilfsdienst. Once again, the management matched the revenue from the sale of raffle tickets.
In 2015 syracom decided to forgo Christmas presents and instead sent aid to children in need. The budget for the presents went to the booster club of the Bethania children's and youth villages. The non-profit booster organization supports children and adolescents who had a difficult start in life and live in difficult circumstances.
syracom employees give Christmas gifts to Bethanien children and adolescents
The Bethanien Children's Village Eltville provides a home to about 80 children and adolescents who are unable to grow up with their birth parents for various reasons. This year, syracom organized a gift collection to brighten these children's day a little bit with a small Christmas gift.
Every child in the Children's Village was able to make a wish for Christmas. These wishes were collected and written on little stars they themselves crafted. syracom displayed these stars as decorations on the Christmas tree in the lobby. Employees at syracom could take one of these stars to fulfill one of the wishes the children had made. Each wish was fulfilled. We would like to thank our colleagues for getting all these gifts.
This way these children, who can no longer live at home with their parents, had something to smile about for Christmas.
syracom has been supporting the association "WorldSkills Germany e.V." since 2018. It is part of an international network of organizations. Its goal is to support young people in the professional orientation and help in their education and training, as well as generally improve the public opinion of professional training.
Together with its members and partners, WorldSkills Germany e. V. is always looking for new ways of awakening the passion for a profession in young people and support their desire for continuing education.
WorldSkills Germany e. V. views the implementation and development of job competitions at all levels (regional, national, and international) as one of its central responsibilities. The organization shows the participants the possibility of professional variety and motivates them to top performances.
Since 2015, WorldSkills Germany e. V. has been supporting young people with disabilities in their professions and encourages them to participate in the competitions. One of the inclusion teams made it to the finals of the national competition for trainees "Digital Youngsters" 2016/2017 and ended up winning second place.
We are gratified to be given the opportunity to help support young people and young people with disabilities in their professional orientation and education!
syracom has been support the non-profit association Special Olympics Hessen e.V. since 2015. The association offers a wide-ranging and contemporary selection of sports to children and adults with mental disabilities. In Hessen alone, this program includes 28 different Olympic disciplines. The idea behind this: sports enhances the life quality of people with mental disabilities and allows them social recognition and integration.
The support gives the young athletes ideal conditions to perform their sport and allows them to participate in sporting events. Regular training and participation in sporting events helps them develop their physical fitness and motor skills.
With your help, syracom would like to make another contribution to their integration. The project is a perfect fit for syracom, since we also believe that fun and team spirit are important!
On 05.11.2011, with the new jerseys sponsored by syracom, TV Petterweil's E-youth handball team coached by Victoria Robus and Alexander Koch was able to win their first game this season in the 3-on-3 form of the game.
Up to this point the young Petterweiler players had to leave the wins to their partially physically and often athletically superior opponents. In the home game against the TV Hofheim the team met an opponent at the same level. Even if the young team from Wetterau was having fun playing handball they had great expectations from this game. This was then also a good opportunity to put the hip yellow jerseys on for the first time.
The TVP dominated the first half and was ahead 5:2 after 7 minutes - which they carried to a comfortable 10:5 at half-time. TV Hofheim did not give up and worked hard to close the gap in the second half. Only in the last few minutes was TVP able to secure the 18:14 final result. After counting the goals and scorers, the team from Petterweil celebrated its first victory. Final score: 108:84
Our cooperation with the Wiesbaden Gymnastics Club VTW Wiesbaden stands under the motto "Getting and staying fit". Here too, the focus lies on team work. Once a month, the syracom team receives running instruction from one of the club coaches. In return, syracom finances participation in club practices and tournaments for lower-income children and adolescents.
We are happy that our involvement makes it possible to acquire things such as a new club bus and that the young athletes in "our" club can be found at the top of state and German championships.
Since Christmas 2010, syracom has been the proud sponsor of a mixed fruit meadow in Wiesbaden-Freudenberg. Under the motto "give a piece of nature" our customers and employees gave a mixed fruit meadow sponsorship certificate as a present.
After our fruit meadow team had mowed the grass, on 18.11.2011 the patron, mayor Arno Goßmann, officially opened the planting of the mixed fruit meadow. The basis for this was a planting concept especially developed by a pomologist for this purpose in which the focus lay on the preservation of aboriginal regional fruit types. The project was performed in cooperation with the environmental agency of the state capital Wiesbaden. Read the complete article about the planting event in the Wiesbadener Kurier.
Mixed fruit meadows are especially important today. They not only support ecological richness of our region but also provide additional habitats for endangered animals and plants. They also produce a variety of delicious fruit specialties. Our mixed fruit meadow is a piece of nature and a sponsorship that bears fruits.
syracom has been cultivating its own vineyard since 2005. While wine production is certainly not one of the core competences of a consulting company, this commitment reflects syracom's roots in the Rhein–Main/Rheingau area.
The vineyard lies in the municipality of Oestrich and has a unique position in the German Rheingau cultivation region. The grape variety being cultivated there is a regional Rheingau classic: Rheingau Riesling. Riesling is more than just a wine – Riesling is a passion. The south-facing vineyard consists of 152 hectares of medium to deep clay and loess soil. We have entrusted the care of the vineyard and wine production to the more than 360 years of experience of the Bickelmaier winery.
syracom likes to be active in ecological and nature-related projects in the region. The first step was to create our own meadow orchard. This meadow orchard in Wiesbaden-Freudenberg also provides the ideal habitat for bees.
For this reason, syracom decided in 2014 to create a home for a few bee hives and sponsored 6 bee hives. From bees to fruit – to us, bees are more than honey. The bees have settled in quite well over the last few years and now round out the sustainable and natural concept of the meadow orchard. The project is supported by the Beekeeper Association Wiesbaden, which also cares for the bees. Interested employees are welcome to participate actively in essential beekeeping activities throughout the year. In the meantime, two junior beekeepers help care for the hives. As a result of the sponsorship, syracom receives the honey harvested from the bees to be enjoyed by employees and customers.
"Passion for excellence! Skills are pointless to us without social values." I was able to learn this and much more during every contact with syracom. My field – seriously ill children. The difference between us could not be greater and yet we are so close to each other. In our motives, which we bring to our everyday lives. Our work and care for special children would also not be possible without passion and social values. Meeting an equal partner is a gift, as is the incredible support of syracom for the Zwerg Nase House. syracom is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. All the best! And continue with your successful ideas, your competence, and your quality – WE have been fans for a long time!
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