“Flying classroom” gives hope
Austrian Airlines supports the South African iThemba elementary school in Cape Town
“IThemba” means hope in Xhosa, the language originally spoken on the Cape Peninsula. iThemba is also the name given to the elementary school opened in Capricorn near Cape Town, South Africa in 2018, which offers room for 105 children in three classes. The help alliance, the aid organization of the Lufthansa Group, covered the construction costs for this public school. On the basis of its initial flight to Cape Town, Austrian Airlines also joined this charitable project and is now financing a “flying classroom” via donations in line with Erich Kästner’s children’s book. On the occasion of a visit paid to the school, CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech handed over a check for EUR 18,000 as well as presents for the school.