Bosch, global leader in the provision of technologies and services, announced recently it continues the social actions, reiterating its commitment to education in Romania.
In this respect, 200 Bosch employees from five different locations spent over 3,300 hours working on renovating two schools in Hunedoara County. The budget assigned to the project exceeded the amount of 20,000 Euro, the amount represented by the donation of the Bosch Engineering Center in Cluj, together with the contribution of the Department of Social Responsibility of Robert Bosch S.R.L.
The Romos project started at the initiative of two teams from the Bosch Engineering Center in Cluj, who decided to donate their annual event dedicated to employees, thus becoming an example of civic responsibility for both the community in Romos, the children in the locality, and for colleagues within the company. “What I did in Romos confirmed to me that such a project awakens in each of us that feeling of unconditional giving, of affiliation, of” together we can do anything! “, Starting from the team of volunteers, to the community of Romos, totally removed from the daily chart and engaged in a corporate project, defined by times, organization, presentations, meetings, centralizers and orders well defined by a predetermined chart,” said Andrei Hüttner, CSR volunteer and project coordinator within Bosch Romania.
Eleven other employees from four Bosch locations in Romania, together with the Act for Tomorrow association, contributed to the renovation, furnishing, equipment and modernization of the school units. All the objects of furniture were donated by the association for Act Tomorrow, partner of the project. “Together with Bosch Romania, I did a thing I would not know how to describe it as crazy. Basically, in just two days, I made 20,000 euros that others could not do in 20 years – we renovated 16 classrooms. With volunteers, without a construction company. Now that I have found the recipe, I can share it, with love, with anyone who wants to get involved and actively contribute to the development of the community, so that Romania has decent schools for every child, regardless of the area or environment of origin, “added Andrei Coșuleanu, founder and president of Act For Tomorrow, partner of the project.
Bosch volunteers renovated and equipped with equipment and appliances, in just two days, the “Dr. Nicolae Stăncioiu” and the primary school operating in the kindergarten, both from the town of Romos. For the modernization operations of the eight classrooms, the rooms for physical education and sports, the physics and chemistry laboratory, the Romanian language offices, geography, history, mathematics, biology and computer science, 710 liters of paint were required, over 3,300 hours. working, four trucks with furniture, 27 computers, about 50 blinds and 20 school magnetic boards.
The 20 volunteer teams and the idea of the Romos project were received with openness by the director of the school units, but also by the Roma community that was actively involved, along with the Bosch volunteers, in the activities carried out during the two days. Representatives of the local authorities, parents, teachers, religious faces and part of the children attending the school classes worked side by side with the Bosch teams. 180 children studying in school units now have the opportunity to enjoy classrooms, laboratories and a gymnasium completely renovated and to study in a friendly educational environment, adapted to the needs and requirements of our day.
“We felt the need to do more and together we decided to donate some of the teambuilding. From the very beginning, I felt, in everyone’s intentions, the desire to get involved, to be the change they want to see in the world. In Romania there is this educational system based on competitiveness, where each parent teaches his child to be the best and to have the highest grades. I think we should move away from this system a bit and be better at sharing, helping others and working as a team, ”concluded Dan Lăzărescu, volunteer and department director at the Bosch Engineering Center in Cluj.
Bosch Group has been present on the Romanian market for 25 years and has more than 8,000 employees in five entities. In 2018, Bosch recorded a sales volume of 452 million Euro on the Romanian market. Total net sales, including sales of non-consolidated companies and domestic deliveries to affiliated companies, totaled 1.2 billion euros. In addition to the R&D center in Cluj and its production units for Mobility Solutions in Cluj and Blaj, Bosch also operates an industrial technology production unit, also located in Blaj, as well as an outsourcing service center. of Business Processes (BPO) in Timisoara. In Bucharest, Bosch operates a sales office for the products of the sectors Mobility solutions, Consumer goods and Technology for construction and energy. In addition, a subsidiary of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, active in the appliance market, is also based in the country’s capital.