Media: The summer edition of Delano, published Wednesday, dedicates its cover to those who donate their time to worthy causes.
Many in Luxembourg’s international community would like to give their time and help make a difference, but do not know where to get started, fear language and cultural barriers, and are not sure what impact they will have. For its summer 2013 cover story, Delano talks with volunteers who are showing the way.
Luxembourg Red Cross international section president Jonathan Kent, for example, reckons getting involved with the NGO means that he can make an even bigger impact in the community than only writing a cheque, and tells Delano that he hopes the group will grow significantly over the next year.
Volunteer Tannis Williamson was so impressed with the section’s “Afterwork Swimming” event two years ago that “I just kept finding opportunities to volunteer”. Indeed, this year’s corporate fundraising challenge raised five figures for a Red Cross food bank that helps the Grand Duchy’s neediest families.
Williamson explains that: “anybody can do this. And I encourage anybody who’s come to Luxembourg and is trying to figure out where their place is, to consider the international section, because we do some great things and we’re always open to having new ideas.”
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The summer issue, out on Wednesday, then looks at how Luxembourg Air Rescue has beaten the odds, and the bureaucracy, during its 25 years as the Grand Duchy’s flying ambulance service; the government surviving a pair of confidence votes; and how Rugby Club Luxembourg is tackling its four decade mark.
Delano then presents some “risky research” being done at the Luxembourg School of Finance; five IT outsourcing tips; while Nobelux welcomes new Luxair flights to Copenhagen and the Indian chamber welcomes the Indian diaspora to the Grand Duchy; and Delano goes inside the big business of relocation firms in Luxembourg.
Also in this edition: Delano asks if Anglophone schools can keep up with the growing demand for English-language education; previews the Grand Théâtre’s 50th anniversary season; Delano heads to the spa; and our full guide to summer activities for families and adults.
Meanwhile Ingrid Astrauskas explains how a chance email enticed the Lithuanian real estate pro to move from Chicago, and Greek IT contractor George Georgovassilis talks about the methodological and athletic aspects of salsa dancing.
Delano, the English language monthly news magazine for Luxembourg’s international community, is available July 3 for €4 at newsstands across the Grand Duchy and online at www.delano.lu. And don’t forget to download Delano’s Ten Things To Do This Week, our free app for iPhone & iPad.