A brand new cistern and further classrooms for a school in Gishubi, Rwanda

InterCityHotel GmbH has been collecting donations for the Reiner Meutsch Stiftung FLY&HELP Foundation in all of its 36 establishments for more than two years. The money collected has enabled a planned expansion of the Centre Scolaire Gishubi in Rwanda to be completed. The 759 pupils are delighted to have the use of three new classrooms, and the school now also has its own cistern. 


Learning and teaching at the Centre Scolaire Gishubi has just become a whole lot easier. The many kind donations made by InterCityHotel guests have led to the successful completion of a school building project under the lead management of the charitable foundation FLY&HELP (www.fly-and-help.de). The works carried out included partial demolition of the school building, which had become old and ramshackle, and the securing of a clean water supply for the staff and children alike.


Thomas Knabner, Vice President of Operations at InterCityHotels, was enthused by the fund-raising campaign: “We are thrilled that we have been able to join forces with FLY&HELP to help reconstruct the school. A modern and sustainable learning environment has been created for pupils in Rwanda.” Puneet Chhatwal, CEO of Steigenberger Hotels AG, stated: “With this campaign we are able to strengthen our position as a responsible company.”


Donation boxes will continue to be placed in InterCityHotels as the company seeks to support further projects in future. FLY&HELP works in Africa, Asia and South America.

About the Steigenberger Hotels AG

Steigenberger Hotels AG is based in Frankfurt am Main and is one of Europe’s leading hotel groups. Its portfolio currently contains 104 hotels in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Egypt, China, Dubai and Qatar, including 16 properties that are under construction or in the planning phase. The umbrella brand Steigenberger Hotel Group includes the two brands Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts (individual First Class and Deluxe Hotels) and InterCityHotel (hotels in the upper mid-range category located in the direct vicinity of transport hubs such as railway stations and airports).