"Little e2 Einsteins" - with paint and brushes for more joy in learning.
How around 50 Vibracoustic employees transformed a kindergarten.
It really wasn't a particularly pretty sight: The plaster was peeling off the walls, playground equipment was weathered, and the fallow garden was not exactly inviting for playing. The Motýlek kindergarten in the Czech town of Mělník was still dormant at the beginning of the year. Forgotten by the local authorities for a long time, public funds failed to materialize to beautify the facility and make it more suitable for children. Employees of Vibracoustic in Mělník also noticed this. "On my way to work, I walked past the kindergarten every day and kept wondering how I could help beautify the place," says HR manager Katerina Hoškova. When she and her colleagues came across the Freudenberg e2 initiative, they had a brilliant idea.
Through e2, the company provides financial support for voluntary projects run by employees worldwide in the fields of education and the environment. More than 160 projects have been supported in this way since 2015.
They applied and shortly afterwards received the hoped-for approval from the e2 committee for their project, which was named "Little e2 Einsteins."