“250,000 young people in Germany between 18 and 25 years of age are unemployed. 48,000 pupils leave school every year without any leaving qualification. In Hamburg alone, 2,600 pupils end the 10th grade without any perspective of a job or career. At the same time there are 3,300 vacant apprenticeships per year in Hamburg.
The MUT Academy gives Hamburg pupils from a challenging environment the courage to achieve a school leaving certificate and to move on into professional life. For the past two years we have accompanied young people in the transition period from school to a vocation. In 5-day “MUT Camps” (Courage Camps), seminars and through a mentoring programme we convey to them a dynamic self-perception and self-efficacy. Building on successive tests of courage, the participants experience visible learning achievements in life-relevant competences. This encourages their self-confidence and motivates them to take their life into their own hands. The journey is supported by lots of fun and a powerful community.
With the proceeds of this year’s tombola we hope to directly finance the participation of selected young people (a life-changing scholarship costs approx. 5,000 €).”
KinderLeben e.V. This association supports severely ill children and their families, fulfils minor requests and wishes, helps to make their everyday life more tolerable, sometimes bears the costs of a funeral and looks after other children in the affected families.
Benita Quadflieg Stiftung In the Kinderhaus Mignon children who have been taken out of their families by the authorities in cases where the child’s welfare is endangered, can find a new caring home in family-like residential groups with supportive professional psychological help.
Hände für Kinder e.V. (Hands for Children Society) – Kupferhof The “Kupferhof” provides a short time home up to 12 handicapped children. While they are cared for by a qualified team, their families can regain new strength or take time for the healthy children in the family.
Excursion to the BVB (Football Club Borussia Dortmund) for the “Ampukids“ Website
Runder Tisch Blankenese
German courses for refugees, playgroups for children Website
Foundation “Stiftung Mittagskinder“
On the various venues run by the Mittagskinder more than 200 children in socially deprived areas in Hamburg are given regular and healthy meals free of charge. They also receive help with homework and the moral support of qualified social workers and educators.
Stiftung Mammazentrum Hamburg
“Breast Care Nurse”, to accompany women with breast cancer and giving help and advice in medical and psycho-social issues – from the diagnosis via treatment to discharge, and also afterwards. Website
THC Hamburg Cricket e.V.
Cricket equipment – a little bit of home for many refugees from Afghanistan. Website