pupils are visiting the schools which we support.
hours were spent teaching as part of our educational projects during 2018.
Under the guiding principle “Education. Opportunities. Future.” we have committed ourselves to using education to help others help themselves. To achieve this goal, we want to improve the living conditions of financially, physically or mentally disadvantaged children, adolescents and their families. Our educational focus lies on the following core areas:
In this area, we focus on supporting children up to pre-school age. With parental involvement, we concentrate on language, movement, music and social behaviour. In addition, the Child & Family Foundation realises and supports teaching and therapeutic measures.
A major focus of our work lies on promoting adequate school education, from primary school to school leaving certificate. We campaign for children and adolescents to receive age-appropriate general education.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child from 1989, stating that every child is entitled to education, serves as our general principle. In order to turn this right into reality, we build schools or provide existing education facilities with necessary support by renovating, adapting and extending the infrastructure or providing missing educational material.
While the education of children is of great importance, it is equally relevant for adolescents and adults who have never learnt how to write, read or calculate. We want to use our projects to give these people new opportunities.
We see adult education as more than just further training. It is also a crucial contribution to social and economic development as well as to awareness raising.
For this reason, we don't focus only on school education and further training in this area, but also facilitate vocational measures and programmes.
Together with our project partners, we support children, adolescents and young adults with special needs by means of various educational programmes and advancement measures. We want to enable them to lead an independent life or make their life easier and so provide for more equal opportunities.
We develop our projects for the long-term and focus on the highest-possible level of sustainability. Nevertheless, there may be circumstances, like storms, extreme droughts or broken-down school busses, which need immediate and short-term support, before we can even be able to focus on education. In such cases we provide immediate aid so that we can achieve our long-term goals.
In our projects, our main focus is on educational support, especially in our school projects. We believe that education is the pathway to empower people to build a better future for themselves.
Continuously supporting schools in their operation is just as well part of our work as is the construction and improvement of school infrastructure. Creating access to a secure educational environment free of charge in poor regions with comparatively high educational costs and inadequate public facilities is our goal.