Thinking Space Paper No.43: Arbeiterkind

Education is key and higher education often unreachable for children of non-academic families’. The Non-profit Ltd. ‘ArbeiterKind’ encourages high school students to pursue a degree, supports them during their studies and advises them when starting a professional carreer. The vision behind the approach is, that every capable child from a non-academic family should have the opportunity for educational and professional advancement. This Thinking Space paper shares ArbeiterKind’s story and methods giving an idea on how to reach young people from a non-academic background and connect them with academic volunteers coming from the same initial situation. Maybe an inspiring approach for tackling the NEETs’ situation in your country? Have a read!