Organization: Erich Kästner Kopernikum
Project: Erich Kästner Kinderdorf - Integration Company
Location: Oberfranken, Germany
Target group: Children victims of abuse
Youth who have been severely traumatized by sexual abuse and as a result cannot attend a regular school are given vocational training in cooking, baking and catering. The training is combined with intense support from social workers and psychologists. The long-term goal is that the youth become economically independent with increased confidence and pride while avoiding a life-time of welfare dependency. Several youth are given the possibility of a long-term employment directly in the children village.