Educational opportunities

In Germany, a child’s education is still dependent upon its family background: focusing on educational opportunities, our objective is to use cooperation projects to create future prospects in particular for children and adolescents who have had a difficult start in life.

A group of pupil show their Haniel Foundation-Programs
© Alexander Muchnik
Educational Opportunities

Empowering Duisburg

Where you come from determines where you go – in Germany, this is especially poignant for students. Children from weak social environments are at a disadvantage in the German school system. In cities like Duisburg, where the social decline is prevalent and school dropout rates are above the national average in Germany, the Haniel Foundation – together with players from the worlds of politics, society, and business – is committing itself to leveling the playing field and creating opportunities.

Servin Thoma helps young pupils who are struggling with the german language
© Alexander Muchnik
Education as an opportunity

Helping pupils – providing opportunities

At Theodor König Comprehensive School, an integrated comprehensive school in Duisburg, Haniel Foundation project »Education as an Opportunity« has brought together supporters of different approaches. Here, they all work together to support the integration of disadvantaged pupils into the everyday school routine.