The goetzpartners Foundation supports the SchlaU-Schule project of the “Junge Flüchtlinge e.V.” sponsorship group. Around 400 refugees are currently benefiting from the group’s programmes and schools, where they receive intensive tuition and support tailored to their needs. The aim is to integrate the young people into Germany’s mainstream school and training system as quickly as possible; enduring integration is then facilitated by providing help and assistance during training or further education.
The non-profit association aktiF e.V. was set up in 2013 by Germans and citizens of Turkish descent as an initiative of the Order of Saint John. The initiative provides children of Turkish descent who are of primary school age and their parents with mentors with the same cultural background, and systematically prepares them to live in German society and take advantage of the opportunities offered by it.
goetzpartners is helping both Junge Flüchtlinge e.V. and aktiF e.V. with organisational development, and cooperating with managers on a concept to expand beyond the current Munich locations.
The Lighthouse Welcome Center is a welcome point for migrants at the Bayernkaserne reception centre for migrants in Munich. In several shifts between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., around 100 trained volunteers welcome the new arrivals and provide them with everything they need to know about the site, the neighbourhood, and the city of Munich itself. Here too, goetzpartners is involved in a pro-bono project to transfer the idea of the Lighthouse Welcome Center to other sites and thus broaden the scope of the project.
Since the Malteser facilities were first established in 1989, the aid organisation’s work has always revolved around the uniqueness of the individual and the latter’s manifold opportunities for personal development. Individual circumstances can place people at a disadvantage or hinder their development, and this is why Malteser focuses on young people who need help in finding their place in life and going their own way. They motivate and help people to recognise their own strengths and talents, develop new prospects in life, and be accountable for their own futures. goetzpartners has been cooperating with Malteser at several locations since 2012, deploying teams of consultants to projects in the areas of migration, youth work, schooling and social affairs.
Here, staff from goetzpartners will be participating in numerous additional projects. They include: Caritas (various on-the-job projects and work at Caritas youth centres), Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e.V. , “Zeit des Lachens” initiative, AJE Career Training (Paris), Children’s Home Support (Moscow)