Five pupils of different origin in front of a blackboard
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‘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.

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About us

Mission Statement of the Haniel Foundation

We are an EDUCATION FOUNDATION. We address current and urgent issues from the field of education by enabling people to tackle these challenges in the entrepreneurial spirit and for the common good.

Offering people prospects, promoting ideas – the way we work
© Hans Georg Esch
Offering people prospects, promoting ideas

The way we work

Targeted and sustainable: the Haniel Foundation wants its projects to have the biggest possible impact. To this end, it focuses on networking and partnerships with and between cooperative partners. It provides development stimuli and sees projects through to their sustainable establishment. The not-for-profit foundation currently donates around two million euros a year in funding to its focal areas of educational opportunities and the promotion of future generations.

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Decision makers with good judgement

Board of Trustees

The Haniel Foundation Board of Trustees convenes in Duisburg twice a year to approve individual funding projects and make strategic decisions. As such, it functions as the foundation’s Management Board. If the decision makers require consultancy services, they draw on the assistance of external experts.

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Far-sighted action

Founding company

Acting with foresight and taking social aspects into account – this is a principle that the grandchild of the company founder Franz Haniel was already pursuing in order to increase the value of the company and to take on social responsibility.

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.