“Nothing is any good unless it results in action” – we love to help people. Many institutions for disabled people, as well as associations, self-help groups, research institutes and clinics, have been able to implement projects with Roland Arnold’s support – for the benefit of people who truly do not have it easy in life. Among other things, the Bertelsmann Foundation has paid tribute to PARAVAN as a model company for social and community involvement in Germany.
Providing practical assistance
With our Roland & Martina Arnold Paravan Foundation, we are successfully implementing programmes that enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities. The foundation also provides funding for education projects and makes it possible for children with disabilities and their families to enjoy special holidays. In addition, we provide funding for aids that make it easier for people with disabilities to become mobile, and we also organise individual consultation sessions – with expert involvement if necessary. In some situations, our activities also enable the creation of new jobs.
Establishing mobile independence
Living life to the fullest, despite having a disability: It sounds so easy yet it’s something few people affected by disabilities can imagine – for example families with a disabled child, or children, that receive no government support. Difficult situations are also faced by many other people, such as single mothers who have to care for a disabled child on top of work and running a household. The Roland & Martina Arnold Paravan Foundation is dedicated to providing targeted – and rapid – assistance in such situations. That means fast decisions, minimal administrative complexity, and maximum impact. This is how we help disabled children, young teenagers and adults in difficult circumstances, even as we continue to fund practically focused research.
Not to be disabled is truly no one’s personal merit, but a gift which can be taken from us at any time!