New education project generation@ launched in Hamburg

Feb 11, 2008 11:24 AM

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• Tipp24 AG has set itself the task of ensuring youngsters know all about
the internet

• The partners are BürgerStiftung Hamburg and Genety e.V.

(Hamburg, 11 February 2008) Today sees the launch of a new education
project in Hamburg. generation@, a joint initiative of BürgerStiftung
Hamburg, Genety e.V. and Tipp24 AG, is the first project of its kind in

The six-month course at Ida-Ehre-Gesamtschule in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel is
aimed at establishing 9th-class pupils’ interests in the internet. The
youngsters are introduced to the opportunities and risks of the internet by
way of practical demonstrations, and it is envisaged that their internet
skills be further-developed. This not only means creating an awareness of
the dangers, but also identifying creative impulses through the internet,
demonstrating research possibilities and much more. It is thought the
youngsters will independently draw up guidelines for the ethical use of
this medium.

Tipp24 attaches prime importance to promoting media skills as the basis for
occupational perspectives. One of the goals consists of reinforcing the
educational partnership of schools and parents. Plans are underway for a
workshop for teachers and parents organised by pupils.

This project is a pilot for developing an education project that can be
replicated in Hamburg and throughout Germany. In addition to the course’s
model character, and high practical content, it is characterised by strong
employee participation at Tipp24. Employees from the most varied of
departments are involved on a 1-to-1 basis as mentors. They are ready to
answer participants’ questions on daily occupational matters and, where
applicable, other topics.

Petra Wollny, managing director of Genety e.V, says, 'Thanks to the
presence of mentors, the youngsters will be presented with specific
occupational models to which they would otherwise rarely have access. By
way of the collaboration with Tipp24, we aim to give the pupils incentives
and basic knowledge that may be key to their occupational choices.'

Tipp24 AG sees this project as the start of its activities in corporate
social responsibility. The company has decided in favour of a social
project because it sees occupational opportunities as opportunities for
life and aims to play a part in increasing the quality of education.

Jens Schumann, director of Tipp24 AG says, 'We want to deliberately support
youngsters in the form of education. We attach importance to making our
time as well as our money available. We decided in favour of the internet
project because this is what we know best. We are pleased that we have
found such a committed partner that has already achieved so much in our

BürgerStiftung Hamburg at a glance: BürgerStiftung Hamburg was established
in 1999 as a community foundation by the citizens of Hamburg for their
city. It aims to serve public interests, reinforce the community, mobilise
innovative powers and encourage Hamburg’s citizens and companies to
actively participate in social tasks. The foundation’s work primarily
focuses on disadvantaged children and youngsters. It promotes and develops
projects that give impetus to personality development, strengthening
self-esteem and assuming responsibility. The projects that focus on
education, sport and culture provide an opportunity to discover and further
develop one’s own potentials, and therefore improve the young generation’s
future chances.

Genety e.V. at a glance: Genety e.V. was established in 2006. As a
permanent educational and cultural project for disadvantaged children and
youngsters from Hamburg, Genety provides access to cultural and artistic
course content that is incorporated, with binding force, in the course
systems of the affiliated schools. The course content is put together
individually following comprehensive analysis of the respective schools and
their problems. The courses are managed solely by professionals such as
actors, dancers, choreographers, musicians or cooks. Furthermore, Genety
awards the  Kompetenznachweis Kultur (cultural achievement) prize, which is
supported by the German Federal Ministry for Families. In 2007, Genety e.V.
was one of the best 25 start social initiatives honoured by German
chancellor Angela Merkel.

Tipp24 AG at a glance: Tipp24 was established in 1999 and – on the basis of
the amount of placed bets - is now the number one internet lottery product.
The company boasted impressive growth from the very outset. Tipp24 AG
provides almost all government lottery products. Bets can be placed with
just a few clicks of the mouse – 24 hours a day, quickly and reliably. The
game receipt is stored safely, notification of a win is sent automatically
by SMS or e-mail and profits are automatically credited. Tipp24’s
( subsidiary companies are Ventura24 in Spain
(, Puntogioco24 ( in Italy and
MyLotto24 ( in Great Britain. Shares in Tipp24 AG have
been traded at the Frankfurt securities market since 2005.

Tipp24 AG       
Andrea Fratini       
Head of Media and Public Relations   
Tel.: +49 40 32 55 33-660 
Fax: +49 40 32 55 33-5600  

11.02.2008  Financial News transmitted by DGAP
Language:     English
Issuer:       Tipp24 AG
              Straßenbahnring 11-13
              20251 Hamburg
Phone:        +49 (0)40 325533-0
Fax:          +49 (0)40 325533-77
ISIN:         DE0007847147
WKN:          784714
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart
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