We support ZEMI in Interlaken
Social commitment is strongly anchored in the
values of the entire GRIWA GROUP. It is very important to us, to support social
projects in Switzerland and abroad. This year GRIWA RENT, together with the
companies GRIWA ARCHITEKTUR and GRIWA TREUHAND, donated the Zentrum
Mittengraben, or Zemi for short, in Interlaken.
The Zemi celebrates its 60th anniversary next year
and is a well-known institution in Interlaken and the surrounding area. In the
meantime, the Zemi employs about 80 people. The roommates are people with a
mental and/or multiple disabilities who work at Zemi. Zemi attaches great
importance to the appropriate and competent care and support of its residents.
To this end, Zemi provides training, work, and employment facilities as well as
housing with suitable care services. In the workshop, around 50 disabled people
find a workplace where they can develop and apply their special skills and
interests. Zemi offers everything from packaging and metalworking to carpentry.
The living concept is aimed at maintaining and promoting independence and
self-determination for disabled adults. All of the eight decentralized
residential groups offer the Zemi the environment to adapt it to the respective
needs of the residents. Zemi also has a curative school for children with
disabilities. The educational offer is geared to the optimal promotion of the
handicapped children. Zemi attaches great importance to promoting the
individual strengths and personalities of the children and integrating them
into society as far as possible.
Finally, see the sea! Many of the inhabitants of
Zemi have never experienced this before. In most cases, the budget is
sufficient for occasional excursions within Switzerland, so many of the
inhabitants have never been able to breathe the sea air. Thanks to the donation
of the GRIWA companies, this dream can now be fulfilled for many residents. For
the next year, individual holidays are planned with all resident groups. We are
proud to be able to make this contribution and wish all Zemi residents a great