Social responsibility to society has been a core value of Hirsch International’s company philosophy from the very beginning.
Otto Hirsch, the driving force behind the many aid projects, is committed to South-East Europe, Asia and Africa and puts his heart and soul into the projects.
Apart from aid projects for Caritas Carinthia, for which he acted as the official representative for international projects until 2014, he set up children’s aid projects in Afghanistan and Uganda, organized social projects for children with disabilities in Romania, Czech Republic and Croatia together with Diakonie Austria and supported people with war-related trauma in Sarajevo. In Kenya’s capital of Nairobi, Otto Hirsch continues the life’s work of Caritas Carinthia’s long-time aid worker Peter Quendler and missionary sister Lydia Pardeller who are both deceased. In Korogocho, Nairobi’s third-largest slum, he takes care of the maintenance of schools and together with Peter Augendoppler, the owner of Backaldrin The Kornspitz Company, he opened a profit-oriented bakery where eight apprenticeships have already been created. The dual training takes two years until the master craftsman’s examination. The nearby Macao and Damascus schools are financed through the profits made by “Angels Bakery”.