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.

Five pupils of different origin in front of a blackboard
© Stephan Brendgen
‘Creating educational opportunities and shaping integration’

Educational opportunities

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.

a girl with a headscarf talks to a boy with a hat
© Alexander Muchnik
Cooperation project

Education as an opportunity

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.

The patrons of the Aletta Haniel Programms
© Anna-Lena Winkler
Entering a Career full of motivation

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.

A student works with the help of his teacher at a computer from the Talent Company
© Strahlemann Stiftung
Winning Talents for tomorrow

Talent Company

The »Talent Company« supports pupils at Aletta Haniel ­Comprehensive School with ­voca­tional guidance and entering the workforce.