Deutsche Hospitality funds the construction of schools in Nigeria

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Akpuoga Primary School in southern Nigeria is an institution which is very close to Deutsche Hospitality’s heart. It is now set to undergo expansion over the coming weeks as an additional pre-school facility is built. This will provide six more classrooms accommodating around 180 extra pupils and will take total capacity to 500 children. All construction works have been entirely funded by Deutsche Hospitality, which has invested approximately €130,000 in this latest project. The school is located in the village of Akpuoga on the edge of Enugu, a city of a million inhabitants. Children in Years 1 to 6 are taught in twelve classrooms across two storeys.

“Education is the key to a sustainable future,” said Thomas Willms, CEO, Deutsche Hospitality. “We want to play our part by enabling young people in Nigeria to access schooling. We have been involved with the Reiner Meutsch FLY & HELP Foundation for several years in order to offer prospects for children in developing countries.”

Reiner Meutsch, the founder and Chair of FLY & HELP, is delighted to receive such support from a long-standing partner. “The renewed commitment from Deutsche Hospitality is absolutely great, and it means that we will be able to bring about a significant expansion in school attendance by the children in the region. This represents an enormously important step forwards given the high level of unemployment and the low school enrolment rate in the provinces surrounding Enugu.” Construction measures will be supervised on site by the charity Kinderherzen in Not, one of the partner associations of FLY & HELP.

Over the past few years, Deutsche Hospitality has already supported FLY & HELP with five projects in Nigeria, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Uganda. The company has an ethical business practices model in place for some considerable time and takes a robust approach towards pursuing its Corporate Social Responsibility measures. The main focus of these is directed at economic, ecological and social aspects. In the latter area, Deutsche Hospitality has defined education as one of its strategic goals. This objective is primarily realised via the “Deutsche Hospitality 1×1” scheme, which donates €1 to charitable causes for bookings made via the group’s own websites. The fund is then also used to finance education partnerships. In supporting social projects such as this, Deutsche Hospitality is displaying its commitment towards preserving and improving the life opportunities of present and future generations.


Deutsche Hospitality brings together five separate hotel brands under a single umbrella. Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts has 60 hotels housed in historic traditional buildings and lively city residences and also offers health and beauty oases set at the very heart of nature. MAXX by Steigenberger is a new and charismatic concept which places the focus on the essential in accordance with its motto “MAXXimize your stay”. Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene. IntercityHotel offers more than 40 upper mid-range urban hotels, all of which are located within easy walking distance of railway stations or airports. And Zleep Hotels – a well-known and successful hotel brand in Scandinavia which offer service and design at a great rate for the many. The portfolio of Deutsche Hospitality currently includes almost 150 hotels on three continents 30 of which are in the pipeline.

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Source: Deutsche Hospitality