Engel & Völkers has been specialised in the sale and leasehold of prestigious real estate for more than 30 years. We now operate in 36 countries across four continents. More than 3,700 staff are employed under the Engel & Völkers umbrella brand.
Success is a wonderful thing. Sharing that success even more so!
We believe that our business operations are inextricably linked with a duty to act in a socially responsible way. That is why we have founded the Engel & Völkers Charity e.V. to actively support a primary school project in Togo, West Africa. A family contact of our CEO Christian Völkers drew our attention to Africa and specifically to the village of Agbetiko. Aided by the generous support of our employees, License Partners and the Engel & Völkers Management Board, we are aiming together to finance the building of a primary school in this village, which will educate more than 200 children on a daily basis in the years to come.
Perceiving the world around us, aside from the finer things in life that Engel & Völkers in particular is so familiar with, we cannot fail to see the hardship and adversity in our world and it is our moral duty to provide help where it is most needed. The living conditions of children living in the so-called “Fourth World” leave no scope for evasion and discussion. Action must be taken and aid provided both quickly and without bureaucracy. It is not just financial interconnectedness that poses a challenge in our age of globalisation but above all social and humanitarian integration.
We cannot allow Africa to become a “forgotten continent”. Our efforts are aimed at giving the children of Agbetiko/Togo the chance to lead a better life in their home country, on their continent, in our world. We have taken the first step and will be supporting this project in Togo in the long term with our established local partners on site. We very much hope that you feel impelled to lend your support to our joint efforts!
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Why has the Engel & Völkers Charity been founded?
It was a member of his family that drew Christian Völkers’ attention to the project of a friend in Togo/Africa. His initial private donation triggered further thoughts about realising Corporate Social Responsibility within the company Engel & Völkers, as well as laying the foundation stone of the non-profit-making association “Engel & Völkers Charity e.V. / Association for the Long-Term Support of Educational Relief Projects in Africa”.
The project chosen was a very conscious decision to highlight the largest possible discrepancy between the lifestyles led by our clients, employees and Licence Partners in places like Dubai, New York, Berlin and Brussels, and the lives led in the village community of Agbetiko, Togo.