Sustainable integration projects
The Lufthansa Group currently supports countless integration projects in Germany through its own help alliance charitable organisation. These are projects with a long-term focus which are aimed at refugees and young people whose families have a background of immigration. An exemplary project is the Düsseldorf Learn Coaching project for children and young people whose families have a background of immigration or who come from families with a low level of education. The project was initiated by the Chancenwerk association, and help alliance has been giving its support to the project since 2015. Another mentoring project which launched in 2015, this time together with the basis & woge association in Hamburg, is oriented to giving refugees and young migrants better chances of accessing the job market.
In the Rhine-Main area, providing refugee children with support in learning the German language is of central importance and this support is offered in partnership with the Stern des Südens (Star of the South) association.
In Berlin, help alliance opened a study centre in the Spree workshops in 2017 which is for refugees who are studying for degrees, and is run in collaboration with the Kiron Open Higher Education educational platform. As a meeting and learning place, the centre makes an important contribution towards social and cultural integration. Employees of the Lufthansa Group are involved as voluntary mentors in the work of both the study centre and various other voluntary projects.
In addition to integration projects in Germany, a further area of focus is on educational programs in crisis regions around the world which aim to give people opportunities for a better life in their own home areas. An example is Jordan, where help alliance has set up educational opportunities for children of refugee families.
Information on these and further projects can be found on www.helpalliance.org
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