Ten Geberit apprentices recently attended a working trip to Poland, where their sanitaryware installation skills were put to the test in upgrading the toilet facilities at a primary school in Warsaw.

The project formed part of Geberit’s ongoing global social responsibility strategy. Each year, Geberit apprentices from various locations spend time away from their everyday work to help out on a social project abroad.

For this most recent assignment, the ten apprentices, together with a technical manager and team coach, travelled to Warsaw to install new toilet facilities at a primary school that hadn’t been renovated since it was built in 1949.

The Geberit team spent months preparing for the renovation and expansion of the existing toilet facilities and the common rooms, so the apprentices could start immediately on the mounting and installation work in the sanitary facilities.

Now fitted with Geberit Duofix frames including dual flush concealed cisterns, plus Geberit flush plates, the new washrooms will serve students for many years to come and enable the school to function more sustainably.

Team coach for the project, Sieglinde Just, said: “The social project was a very rewarding experience for me. The great personal commitment shown by the young people was impressive to see.”

Tamara Greiner, in the third year of her apprenticeship, remarked: “For me, the highlight of the project was looking into the children’s bright eyes after the two weeks and realizing that we overcame much more than just the language barrier.”