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Awards for PROBONO and our partners

PROBONO was awarded a prize by the initiative "Germany – Land of Ideas" in the category "365 Landmarks in the Land of ideas" in 2011. The competition, which is under the patronage of the German Federal President, is carried out in cooperation with Deutsche Bank and the BDI, the German industry association. Prizes are awarded to innovative and forward-looking projects.

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In 2016, the Humboldt School in Bad Homburg won the first price in the school competition "Gemeinsam für Afrika" (United for Africa) for their project "Amani kwanza! Peace first!" During a three-week long workshop supported by PROBONO, 14 students from Bad Homburg joined a group of students at their Tanzanian partner school to work on the issues of peace, independency and tolerance. They spoke with local representatives of Hinduism, Christianity and Islam and developed strategies to overcome (alleged) religiously motivated violence.

In 2013, the Anna-Schmidt School in Frankfurt won the first price in the nationwide competition held by the organisation "Gemeinsam für Afrika" (United for Africa) for their project "Tuishi Pamoja – Friendship in the Savannah". The musical production was a joint project carried out by primary school students from the Montessori School in Frankfurt who performed the musical on stage and the students from their partner school in Kenya, the Ilmissigiyio Primary School, who were encouraged and supported by PROBONO to create a beautiful stage setting for the production.

By working together on the project, the children of both partner schools developed a close relationship, just like the zebra and the giraffe who in the musical become good friends despite their many differences. The children were thrilled that they were able to work together and carry out the project even though they were living on different continents.

In June 2010 the Albert-Schweitzer Secondary School in Tuebingen was awarded the prize "Eine-Welt-Preis Baden Württemberg" for the German/ Ugandan production of the children's musical "Mtoto Boga". The project, a joint production by the school in Tuebingen and the St. Michaels' Vocational School in Butende, Uganda, was initiated by PROBONO. The rehearsals were carried out separately at the two schools and the musical was then performed together in Tuebingen during a visit by the young students from Uganda at their German partner school.

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