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Jenoptik supports the integration of refugees in Jena

Jenoptik President & CEO Stefan Traeger hands over the donation to the initiative in Lobeda, Jena. The money had been donated by guests at this year's Jenoptik New Year's Eve Reception.

Donation to KLEX

The donation of 10,000 euros will benefit the KLEX center for children and young adults, an institution that is very committed to laying the groundwork for integration into everyday life. The donations from Jenoptik New Year's Eve Reception 2018 are intended to contribute to financing the center's equipment, events, and training courses. Jenoptik President & CEO Stefan Traeger hands over the symbolic donation check of 10,000 euros (image: second from right) in June 2018 to project manager Conny Kaulfuß at KLEX (image: second from left).

The initiative based in the Jena Lobeda offers plenty of leisure-time and learning opportunities as well as many activities for children between 8 and 14 and their parents. The KLEX team is also committed to integrating refugees into everyday life within the community. The aim is to develop intercultural skills, create new event formats and procure learning and playing materials geared towards developing language skills.

New Year's Eve Reception combined with fundraising

The fundraising at the Jenoptik New Year's Eve Reception can look back on a long tradition. The event kicks off the company's annual commitment to social engagement. Jenoptik has been linking the New Year's Eve Reception with fundraising since 1997. Thanks to the strong support of our guests, previous fundraisers have collected a total donation amount of over a quarter of a million euros. Jenoptik's social commitment is focused of fostering young Peoplein the area ofscience and education as well as in social projects.