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Above all, the "ZF hilft." fundraising campaign aimed at creating a basic education infrastructure and thus the prerequisites for the transfer of knowledge in various poverty-stricken regions. With this goal in mind, a total of 30 new schools will be founded in Bangladesh, India, and Sierra Leone – mainly in slums or on their outskirts. Where the required buildings are already in place, there is often a lack of means to safeguard the quality of education. This is why "ZF hilft." lays an additional focus on training young specialists and integrating them into everyday life at school, as well as on providing adequate teaching materials. 70 different educational institutions in China, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, and in the Philippines will benefit from this project. For these initiatives and the construction of new schools, ZF closely cooperates with its long-standing partner "Foundation UNESCO – Education for Children in Need". Now, robust bicycles for children in need at 100 schools will remedy this urgent problem. These means of transport will allow the students to reach school four times faster. "Throughout the entire year, ZF staff worldwide worked hard to make sure that in the end the total amount of the money donated is as high as possible; after all, our employees have already proven their strong social commitment several times in the past," said Achim Dietrich-Stephan, Chairman of the ZF Group Works Council and Deputy Chairman of "ZF hilft.".