Quotes to the refugee aid of Deutsche Post DHL Group and partners
CEO Frank Appel and partner organization representatives talk about their concerted response to the refugee crisis.
Frank Appel, Chairman of the Board of Management at Deutsche Post DHL Group:
"As a company with a strong presence both in Germany and throughout the world, we want to contribute to the integration of refugees jointly with our partners."
Bernd Pastors, head of Aktion Deutschland Hilft:
"Our members across Germany are providing initial support services to refugees. Equally important, and both a duty as well as an opportunity for us as a society, is their integration. It is one of the most important tasks for aid organizations."
"This joint initiative is making a huge contribution to the integration effort."
Dr. Jörg F. Maas, managing director at Stiftung Lesen:
"Refugees who come to Germany need our help, Stiftung Lesen does its part by helping these people - especially families and children - to learn German and feel at home in our culture as quickly as possible. And reading is how we do this - by reading to them and with them."
Prof. Dr. Johannes Münder, CEO of SOS Children's Villages e.V.:
"SOS Children's Villages e.V. was founded 60 years ago in order to give a home to homeless children. Today, it is young people who had to leave their home country unguarded that need our help. Due to the support in matters of education, they will have a chance for a future."
Ulf Matysiak, managing director of Teach First Deutschland:
"In the end, it will be our schools that provide the litmus test for how well Germany rises to meet the challenge of integrating refugees and providing them with prospects for the future."
"It's a challenge faced by our society as a whole, a challenge to be shouldered by many."