Social Engagement

December 2019: While we were in the middle of planning ourChristmas party for our students we came to the conclusion that our school should also be a platform for a greater cause and that this would be the perfect opportunity. Nothing made more sense to us – an educational institution – than to support a fellow educational institution.  An institution that supports young underprivileged children, because one thing is for sure: Today’s youth is tomorrow’s future.

Our choice fell onto the New Heart Foundation in Kenya, Africa. A foundation whose mission is the welfare, upbringing and education of disadvantaged children in Malindi. We were made aware of the foundation by board member Julia Steiner, one of our most important and long-standing partner agencies.

We are therefore pleased to announce that as of 01.01.2020, a portion of the course fee at Dialoge – Bodensee Language School will annually be donated to the New Heart Foundation for each booked intensive course week.

New Heart found its origin with two Italian ladies who were on vacation on the east coast of Kenya in Malindi and were made aware of the local living conditions. Without further ado, the two decided to buy a piece of land and built a dormitory and school for some of the children.

Piece by piece, the two raised funds for the project at dinners and events in Italy and the construction plans for a dormitory for a maximum of 50 children were approved.

New Heart Foundation, Kenya

New Heart has its origins in two Italian ladies who stayed for holidays in Malindi at the East Coast of Kenya. There they became aware of the local living conditions. Quickly they decided to buy a piece of land and to build a residential home there with an associated school for some of the children.

Bit by bit they collected money for their project at dinners, fund-raisers and events. In Julia Steiner, manager of a travel agency in French Switzerland, they found another fellow campaigner. Julia also knew about the suffering children in Malindi and together finally they planned the foundation.

The New Heart Foundation was born.