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Educational opportunities for teenagers at risk


Schul-Werkstatt (school workshop) is a school workshop opportunity for teenagers who are in their 9th and 10th year of school. The workshop targets students who are not regularly attending school.

The aim is to build up a new motivation to learn, develop future job prospects, and lead them to a school-leaving certificate. With a combination of targeted school support, practical work in the carpentry workshop or in the company internship, and an intensive social teaching support program, the young people are motivated and helped back on their feet. It is often their last chance to get back into the regular school system.

Schul-Werkstatt cooperates with the Youth Welfare Office of the City of Bonn, a Bonn secondary school, and is also funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

They offer:

  • Education outside the mainstream school
  • 2 small groups of 5-6 participants with different focal points
  • Intensive social support and accompaniment
  • Lessons in small groups (max. 6 participants) and individual tuition according to individual support plan
  • Workshop work
  • Theoretical and practical vocational preparation
  • Assistance in entering working life (e.g. placement in further education measures, etc.)
  • Individual support and aftercare

Why It Matters:

The Schulwerkstatt is an opportunity for students to improve their school careers and get a better start in their professional life. In the school workshop, students get the help and attention they need. They gain a more positive perspective on life and do not feel alone with their problems. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to have a safe home and parents who care and encourage them in their education. A school-leaving certificate is a basic requirement for a fulfilled life in today’s world. The school workshop offers parents and students support in achieving their goals.

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