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.
Education as an opportunity
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.
‘Creating educational opportunities and shaping integration’
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.
In order to improve the prospects of young people, the three social enterprises Apeiros e.V., Chancenwerk e.V. and Teach First Deutschland have joined forces in Duisburg for the Education as an opportunity cooperation project.
Entering a Career full of motivation
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.
Winning Talents for tomorrow
The »Talent Company« supports pupils at Aletta Haniel Comprehensive School with vocational guidance and entering the workforce.