On the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the SÜLZLE group of companies, to which SOTRALENTZ CONSTRUCTION also belongs, the S.H.A.R.E Foundation receives a donation of 14,000€ to offer young adults in poorer regions a perspective. Through many years of project cooperation between SHARE and its Nigerian partners, the interreligious resettlement camp in Gurku/Nigeria was established to create a safe haven for internally displaced persons between the Muslim-dominated north and the Christian-dominated south of the country.
In concrete terms, this involves the initiation and construction of a refugee village for so-called IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) who had to flee from the cruel violence of the terrorist organisation Boko Haram from their home in northern Nigeria. The initial emergency aid measures quickly developed into further needs to enable the numerous persecuted people to resettle in the south of the country. S.H.A.R.E. started with 10 families – today there are already more than 1,400 refugees living there, among them mainly widows, orphans and children. In the meantime, the inter-religious, self-administered IDP camp has become a model for successful conflict management, as the IDPs live peacefully together with the host community and the Fulani (herders).
Since the beginning of the project, numerous relief measures have already been implemented. These include the construction of simple dwellings and a functioning infrastructure, the establishment of basic medical care as well as trauma therapies, as many refugees are highly traumatised by the terrible experiences such as executions, rape or mass murders. Through the donation, SOTRALENTZ CONSTRUCTION can make a contribution to implementing further aid measures in Gurku.