RENOLIT holiday programme
Childcare offer brings holiday fun to 34 children
Worms, 14 August 2023 - RENOLIT's second children's holiday programme was a complete success. 34 children of company employees learned and played together during the day in the past two weeks. "I met new friends and had a lot of fun," said 7-year-old Finn Sachse.
The children's holiday programme was themed "A journey through time: from the Stone Age to modern times". For a fortnight, the children had a varied and attractive programme with games and workshops on the factory premises as well as exciting excursions. For example, the children learned modern manners or book printing and could take part in a children's university. They also went on various excursions and visited the Senkenberg Museum in Frankfurt and the House of the Senses in Wiesbaden, among other places. And of course they also went on the trail of the Nibelungen in Worms. The programme was very well received by the children: "Why can't I go to RENOLIT today?" 6-year-old Nela asked her mother Jessica Woffleben on Saturdays.
At the closing event last Friday, the parents of the children were also invited. At various information islands, the children presented everything they had experienced in the last two weeks. Besides good memories and a lot of new knowledge, the children had even more in their luggage on their way home. RENOLIT provided each child with caps, T-shirts and bread boxes.
The programme was again put together in cooperation with the Internationale Bund Südwest gGmbH (IB) in Worms. Pedagogues from the IB professionally supervised the holiday programme. For Annette Preiß, qualified pedagogue at the IB, the RENOLIT children's holiday programme is something special: "Today, companies have to assume more social responsibility. The children's holiday programme is an exemplary example of this. Our institution is happy to take on the pedagogical implementation according to our mission statement "Strengthening humanity". We would be very happy if other companies from the region imitate this positive example."
The Worms-based plastics processor is organising the holiday programme for the second time. "After the good response last year, we have further expanded the programme," says Markus Blümle, General Manager Corporate Human Resources at RENOLIT. Firstly, the company has extended the holiday programme from one week to two. The six- to 14-year-old children of RENOLIT employees were thus looked after all day for ten days during the summer holidays. On the other hand, the company increased the number of places. Thus, 34 children were able to participate for the first time this year.
"The holiday programme supports working parents in balancing work and family. Because the six-week summer holidays can be a real organisational challenge for some families. We offer our employees real relief here," explains Johanna Schlörit, Director Corporate Employer Branding & HR Performance at RENOLIT.
"A great programme!" concludes Finn's dad René Sachse. "And also a great support for all working parents," adds Jessica Woffleben. Next year, the programme will also be offered for children between the ages of six and 14. The company is already starting the first planning steps for the 2024 summer holidays.