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How everything started

The origins of Knorr-Bremse Global Care as a global organization lie in the founding of Knorr-Bremse Global Care e. V. in Germany. The association was set up by employees of the Knorr-Bremse Group in Munich just a few days after the tsunami of December 26, 2004 in South-East Asia.

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Links with the Knorr-Bremse Group

Although Knorr-Bremse Global Care consists of three single legally separated entities, it has many close links with the Knorr-Bremse Group.

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Who we are

Knorr-Bremse Global Care is a global non-profit organization set up by Knorr-Bremse employees to offer new prospects to people who find themselves in need through no fault of their own. It supports projects run by partner organisations, primarily in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) as well as education.

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Education

Knorr-Bremse Global Care supports education projects because high-quality education is the key prerequisite for professional and social advancement. A good education gives people the chance to escape poverty. As a company-funded organization, Knorr-Bremse Global Care has focused its commitment to education, in particular on the improved access to tertiary education, including vocational preparation and orientation. This creates the global conditions for the reduction of youth unemployment, decent work and a self-determined life, as well as higher resilience towards crises.

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WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

Knorr-Bremse Global Care supports projects in the area of water, sanitation and hygiene. Drinking water, hygiene training and proper sanitation protect communities against diseases, increase life expectancy and create the basic conditions for better life, education and development prospects.

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