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BANTLEON Forum and Ralf Rangnick Foundation agree on strategic partnership

The BANTLEON Forum for Knowledge & Dialogue, Ulm, and the Ralf Rangnick Foundation, based in Leipzig, are going joint ways. The Bantleon Forum, which belongs to Hermann Bantleon GmbH, has served as a platform for training, seminars and knowledge transfer for about 5 years. The Ulm-based lubricant manufacturer has long been aware of the importance of social and sustainable issues, and the topics covered by the Forum are correspondingly diverse. Not only since Corona have the concerns of children & young people been reflected in the most diverse forms.

"Every child is valuable" is the guiding principle of the Ralf Rangnick Foundation, which sees itself as an educational foundation. Accordingly, the projects focus on the areas of nutrition, exercise, creativity and technology/science. The central goal of the foundation's work is to create opportunities at an early stage for every child to discover their individual strengths and develop freely, thus creating the conditions for acquiring the necessary core competencies for a healthy and self-determined life.

This vision is realized through physical activity and nutrition projects, digital education and training at schools, and musical and creative projects. All funding projects focus on creating social justice and equal opportunities. "Our projects are aimed at all children - especially socially disadvantaged young people, should get a fair chance through our foundation's work and discover and develop their individual talents in order to be able to lead a self-determined life later on," says Ralf Rangnick, founder and chairman of the foundation.

"The orientation of the foundation coincides with ours in very, very many areas. We believe that, due to the high degree of overlap, we can move even more together," says Heribert Großmann, Bantleon Managing Director, explaining the partnership.

The donation sum of the Bantleon GmbH, flows this year into the realization of the project "city district opera Leipzig", a project for the promotion of musical and creative education. "Within the project, we want to inspire and sensitize children for music, art and culture, as well as promote their individual creative abilities. Especially after the pandemic, the promotion of art and culture is particularly important," says Kerstin Schmid, Managing Director of the Ralf Rangnick Foundation.

Ralf Rangnick himself also has a past in Ulm, and the most successful period of Ulm soccer is still associated with him. He coached the Ulm team from 1997-1999 and laid the foundations for promotion to the 1st Bundesliga.


Photo from the left:

Heribert Großmann (Bantleon), Jörg Spaniel (Head of Bantleon Forum), Kerstin Schmid (RR Stiftung), Rainer Janz (Bantleon)

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