Friday, January 7, 2011

Human Rights Commissioner on the Sternsingers’ project for Cambodia

Markus Löning, German Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, is to welcome “Sternsinger” children to the Federal Foreign Office in the Atrium at 1.00 p.m. on Monday (10 January). The Sternsinger are part of the Pontifical Society of the Missionary Childhood. Donations for children in Cambodia will be collected during their performance.

Mr Löning issued the following statement today (7 January) about his upcoming meeting with the young Sternsinger and their support for children in Cambodia:

“The Sternsingers’ commitment to Cambodia is based on their active concern for children in an impoverished, post-war country. Cambodia is currently going through a difficult phase. The effects of the Khmer Rouge dictatorship and the years of armed conflict are still felt today, especially by young people. The projects supported by the Sternsinger help children build a life in dignity. This fundraising drive therefore also has my full personal backing.”

Source: German Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Wow, think this is really great, that this years Sternsingers collections are dedicated to support children in Cambodia, really good news. Happy and proud about this and how this old German tradition will bring help to the children in Cambodia.


Source photo: http://www.schwaebische.de/region/allgaeu/kisslegg/stadtnachrichten-kisslegg_artikel,-Sternsinger-sammeln-fuer-Kinder-in-Kambodscha-_arid,5004713.html

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