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.
In Germany, a child’s education is dependent upon its family background. This is what motivated Franz Haniel to set up a school and a fund for talented children in Ruhrort in his home town of Duisburg in 1856. And this is what motivates us to this day: with our sights set on creating educational opportunities and shaping integration, we support children and adolescents who have had a difficult start in life.
Education as an opportunity
In order to improve the prospects of young people, the three social enterprises Apeiros e.V., Chancenwerk e.V. und Teach First Deutschland have joined forces in Duisburg for the Education as an opportunity cooperation project.
Aletta Haniel Program
Thanks to the »Aletta Haniel Program«, Dilara Cengiz has found an apprenticeship: equipped with the necessary self-confidence and knowledge of her own strengths, she has managed to enter the professional world at DPD GeoPost in 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.
At Theodor König Comprehensive School, an integrated comprehensive school in Duisburg, Haniel Foundation project »Education as an Opportunity« has brought together supporters of di erent approaches. Here, they all work together to support the integration of disadvantaged pupils into the everyday school routine.