The Spanish edition of the renowned international travel and lifestyle magazine “Condé Nast Traveler” has honoured Ninon Völkers with the “Human Values Condé Nast Traveler Award” for her work for the Engel & Völkers Charity. In doing so, the magazine is recognising her sterling work for the primary school project of Engel & Völkers in Togo, West Africa. The award ceremony took place on 24 April in the Jardines de Cecilio Rodriguez in Madrid.
Ninon Völkers is the wife of company Founder Christian Völkers and the Initiator of the Engel & Völkers Charity, which was founded in 2008. In May 2009, the foundation stone was laid for the Engel & Völkers School in the Togolese village of Agbetiko. It was then officially opened in 2010. The aid provided includes furniture, books and school uniforms, as well as plans for additional buildings on the site and the long-term financing of teachers and the ongoing costs of running the school. Some 200 children are currently attending school in Agbetiko thanks to the Engel & Völkers Charity.
Ninon Völkers is dedicated to personally overseeing the work of the Engel & Völkers Charity and raising public awareness for the activities of this non-profit organisation on an ongoing basis. For this reason, this year’s Engel & Völkers Polo Cup at the private finca estate of Ninon and Christian Völkers – now one of the most important events on Majorca’s social calendar – will be taking place under the aegis of the Engel & Völkers Charity.
Photos: Letícia Díaz and Anabel Fernández