Cultural Work in Schools – Pilot Project

Cultural Work in Schools – Pilot Project

CULTURAL WORK IN SCHOOLS – PILOT PROJECT

Project initiator:

NEUMAYER STIFTUNG is funding the project “Cultural Work in Schools” as a pilot in the period 2021/22. 

Project description:

The increasing variety and diversity in schools requires an expanded concept of education and learning. Subject-based curriculum orientation and theory overload need to be complemented and changed by new methods and experiential spaces for all participants. Young people need new impulses that go beyond learning for exams and promote community experiences and belonging.

It is often cultural experiences and work processes that, when consciously created and integrated into everyday school life, open up this possibility. Especially in secondary schools, and thus for students between 12 and 16 years of age, cultural practice experiences have proven to be extremely beneficial in this sense. Theatre productions, art projects, music and dance performances, community-building cooking and food projects, and large-scale crafts provide young people with challenging tasks in which they can experience self-efficacy and self-expression.

This is exactly where the pilot project “Cultural Work in Schools” comes in: schools of all types of secondary schools can apply to NEUMAYER STIFTUNG for a temporary project in the fields of theatre, art, handicrafts, dance and cooking. The project is accompanied and carried out by extracurricular experts who are selected independently by the schools. The project takes place with all the young people in a class and for a limited period of at least two weeks – instead of regular lessons.

Experts from outside the school who are brought into the school for a limited period of time play an essential role in the project concept. They embody other areas of life and expand the one-dimensional laboratory perspective of the school. Cooperation with teachers throughout the process is an essential prerequisite for this. Guided by people from different professional fields and cultural backgrounds, students experience expertise, shape processes from start to finish and collectively experience the inevitable interplay of effort (process) and success (product).

We respect, strengthen and protect people
We are open and have the courage to decide.
We are there with our hearts.

Mission Statement

Project aims:

In cleverly arranged “settings”, young people from a wide variety of social and cultural-religious backgrounds can try out their skills together, get to know each other from other sides and work together towards a product and a common success without a competitive primacy within the framework of the pilot project “Cultural Work in Schools”, which is supported operationally and financially by NEUMAYER STIFTUNG.

This collaborative effort is finally published as well as put up for discussion – and thus not only provides visibility, but has an impact on the understanding of teaching and learning.

Project location:

Selected schools of all school types in the GAS region

Project start:

October 2021

Project target group(s):

A total of eight schools are participating in the 2021/22 pilot project – with the participation of as many pupils as possible in each year group (years 7-10, i.e. ages 12 to 16). Each school is represented by the school management as the project board and a teacher responsible for the project. An open and experimental attitude and obligatory participation are required.

Aim of the funding:

Planning and testing of the project concept within the framework of the pilot. After a successful pilot phase, “Cultural Work in Schools” is to be carried out regularly as an operative project in the future.

Type of funding:

NEUMAYER STIFTUNG promotes and accompanies the entire implementation of the craft and artistic projects at the participating schools. As part of the pilot project, the project management conducts a one-day workshop in October 2021. Here, the projects of the schools participating in the pilot project are presented to each other, suggestions are exchanged and project ideas are deepened. The project leaders accompany the process and visit the schools during the implementation period from November 2021 to June 2022. A one-day workshop in October 2022, where results are to be presented and experiences exchanged, concludes the pilot project. The pilot year will be accompanied by a professional evaluation.

Duration of funding:

September 2021 until October 2022

Contact details of the project initiator:

NEUMAYER STIFTUNG
Königsstraße 28
70173 Stuttgart
Email: info@neumayer-stiftung.de
www.neumayer-stiftung.de

Corona help

Corona help

CORONA HELP

Project initiator:

Caritasverband Kinzigtal e.V., Diakonisches Werk im Evangelischen Kirchenbezirk Ortenau and Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Kreisverband Wolfach e.V.

Anybody can suddenly find themselves in need, for many different reasons. To prevent people from ending up in difficulty and slipping through the net as a result of crisis situations that are often no fault of their own, such as accidents, illness or twists of fate, Caritasverband Kinzigtal e.V. and Diakonisches Werk im Evangelischen Kirchenbezirk Ortenau offer unbureaucratic support at short notice for individual cases where there is no other (state) help.

Project description:

The consequences of the Covid-19 crisis are not only serious in terms of health and economic policy. The uncertainty for the many people who already had to make do with scarce resources or lived at the subsistence level before the Covid-19 crisis is great during the pandemic. Many are afraid that they will not be able to feed themselves and their families with the short-time allowance or that they will lose their jobs altogether. The emergency aid arranged through the NEUMAYER STIFTUNG will top up the social benefits granted.

Diakonisches Werk
The organisation Kirchliche Allgemeine Soziale Arbeit (individual support) opens up spaces where people can find clarity about questions, uncertainties or contradictions in life. It picks up on the skills of the people seeking advice and enables them to make changes to their own situation in life. It provides support, information and practical assistance. The advisors have methods and skills for establishing contact based on trust and for improving the ability to act of the people seeking advice.

Caritas
We are always there whenever help is needed.

Mission statement

Project aims:

The aim is to provide emergency financial assistance to people in (pre-crisis) employment subject to social security contributions to bridge or top up the benefits granted.

Project location:

Hausach and suburbs, Baden-Württemberg

Project start:

May 2020

Project target group(s):

People in a one-off emergency situation triggered by Covid-19 and through no fault of their own, who are linked to the social counselling services of the welfare associations.

Aim of the funding:

Unbureaucratic help for people who have fallen into financial difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Type of funding:

Emergency aid for the needy

Duration of funding:

Since May 2020; ongoing during the Covid-19 pandemic

Contact details of the project initiator:

Caritasverband Kinzigtal e.V.
Sandhaasstraße 4
77716 Haslach
Telephone: +49 (0)7832 999550
Email: info@caritas-kinzigtal.de

Diakonisches Werk im Evangelischen Kirchenbezirk Ortenau
Dienststelle Hausach, Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts
Eichenstraße 24
77756 Hausach
Telephone: +49 (0)7831 96690
Fax: +49 (0)7831 966955
Email: hausach@diakonie-ortenau.de
www.diakonie-ortenau.de

DRK Kreisverband Wolfach e. V.
Hauptstrasse 82c
77756 Hausach
Telephone: +49 (0)7831 93550
Fax: +49 (0)7831 935555
Email: info@kv-wolfach.drk.de
www.kv-wolfach.drk.de

 

„Der Ortenauer Weg“

„Der Ortenauer Weg“

„DER ORTENAUER WEG“

Project initiator:

Bildungsregion Ortenau e.V.

The organisation „Bildungsregion Ortenau e.V.“ (BRO) [Educational Region of Ortenau Association] offers its members and cooperating educational players a platform for networking, interaction and development of innovative projects and plans in the region. It takes a participatory approach whose success has been proven in networking education partners and facilitation of educational processes.

The project „Der Ortenauer Weg“ supports schools in joining up the existing sub-projects that are part of the school development and continuing education project „L:ike“ and putting them into an overall context. Furthermore, the project „Der Ortenauer Weg“ helps schools to involve partners and places of learning outside of school, in order to dovetail scholastic learning with the everyday lives of pupils.

Project description:

To help teachers reflect upon and expand existing teaching skills, and to support schools in shaping learning in real-world contexts with out-of-school learning partners in the region, the Staatliche Schulamt [state education authority] of Offenburg developed the further education and training concept „L:ike“ („Lernen: individuell, kooperativ, eigenverantwortlich“ or „Learning: individual, cooperative, independent“ in English), in cooperation with Bildungsregion Ortenau e.V., Schulentwicklung.ch and NEUMAYER STIFTUNG.

The project „Der Ortenauer Weg“ brings together various different L:ike sub-projects and helps the participating students to develop further on this basis. Individual measures and further education and training modules are planned and implemented according to the level of development of the schools and based on requirements.

To facilitate successful educational paths in the region

„Learn from others – learn from each other – learn together“

Mission statement

Project aims:

To improve the educational paths of pupils and make them compatible. Learning in stable relationship structures should mean that pupils are no longer left behind. Each school has a concept that precisely fits their specific situation, and schools in each region support each other through mutual dialogue. Educational pathways that pay attention to and support individual pupils are developed, evaluated and stabilised. Involving schools in networks with other schools and places of learning outside of school creates a link between school-based education and learning content from the adult world. Focal points can be created based on the social framework conditions of schools.

Project location:

Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg

Project start:

2016

Project target group(s):

All types of schools and counselling and education centres for pupils with special educational needs, in the area of the Staatliche Schulamt Offenburg or Bildungsregion Ortenau.

Aim of the funding:

Breaks in the educational paths of pupils can be prevented if school is a constant point of reference with familiar teachers and little change. Every student should get a school-leaving qualification followed by vocational or professional training. Close dialogue between schools enables experiences and knowledge to be shared.

Type of funding:

Facilitation of continual support of the project over six years by two project officers. Financing of further education and training within the school, specialist talks and coaching. In addition, evaluation is taken over by PH Ludwigsburg University of Education.

Duration of funding:

2016 – 2022

Contact details of the project initiator:

Bildungsregion Ortenau e.V.
In der Spöck 10
77656 Offenburg
Telephone: +49 (0)781 9686740
Fax: +49 (0)781 9686750
Email:info@bildungsregion-ortenau.de
www.bildungsregion-ortenau.de

Digitale Beziehungskompetenz plus

Digitale Beziehungskompetenz plus

DIGITALE BEZIEHUNGSKOMPETENZ PLUS

Project initiator:

Innocence in Danger e.V.

Innocence in Danger is an association that aims to protect children against sexual abuse and pornographic exploitation online. The association draws attention to the dangers online and creates a link between politics and youth welfare institutions and teachers, in order to create awareness of threats on the internet.

As part of the project „Digitale Beziehungskompetenz plus“ specialists who work with children and young people are given further training to become „Smart Users“. „Smart Users“ are skilled and experienced in using digital media, aware of risks and confident in handling dangerous situations online.

Project description:

The project „Digitale Beziehungskompetenz plus“ encompasses training and talks for specialists, teachers and employees of advice centres, in modular further education and training courses. Subjects include resolving risky situations online, the challenges of shaping digital relations, prevention and prudent intervention. Participants who have received training interconnect with and support each other as activists for digital child protection.

DID YOU KNOW …

… that everything you upload online stays there, and that the internet never forgets?

We want to prevent sexual contact and attacks via digital media, through education.

We want signs of sexual abuse to be recognised more quickly and immediate action to be taken in cases of suspicion.

We want child abuse to be re-evaluated under criminal law.

We want to use scientific methods to improve the data situation on the issues.

Mission statement

Project aims:

A further education and training course on the topics of prevention and intervention in „Sexual violence using digital media“ will be implemented with a regional focus. These issues should become a compulsory part of teacher training and curricula.

Project location:

Berlin

Project start:

2019

Project target group(s):

Educational and psychological specialists and teachers from schools and child and youth welfare services

Aim of the funding:

Communication of specialist knowledge on the issue (digital, sexualised violence against children) is the basis for preventive and intervention work by adult specialists. Children and young people can only be protected and supported by people who really know the ins and outs of the space where young people have their digital experiences, can identify the dangers and know efficient and intelligent ways of responding to digital attacks.

Type of funding:

Provision of further training in two modules „Digitale Beziehungskompetenz“ [digital relationship skills] and „Prävention und Intervention bei digitaler (sexueller) Gewalt“ [prevention and intervention in cases of digital (sexual) violence]

Duration of funding:

Since 2019; unlimited

Successes/awards:

„Smart User Peer2Peer Prävention“ was awarded a prize by the „Bündnis für Kinder. Gegen Gewalt.“ in 2012, for being a highly innovative project.

Contact details of the project initiator:

Innocence in Danger e.V.
Holtzendorffstraße 3
14057 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0)30 33007538
Fax: +49 (0)30 33007548
Email: info@innocenceindanger.de
www.innocenceindanger.de

Einzelfallhilfe

Einzelfallhilfe

EINZELFALLHILFE

Project initiator:

Caritasverband Kinzigtal e.V., Diakonisches Werk im Evangelischen Kirchenbezirk Ortenau and Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Kreisverband Wolfach e.V.

Anybody can suddenly find themselves in need, for many different reasons. To prevent people from ending up in difficulty and slipping through the net as a result of crisis situations that are often no fault of their own, such as accidents, illness or twists of fate, Caritasverband Kinzigtal e.V. and Diakonisches Werk im Evangelischen Kirchenbezirk Ortenau offer unbureaucratic support at short notice for individual cases [Einzelfallhilfe] where there is no other (state) help.

Project description:

The individual support project [Einzelfallhilfe-Projekt] lends a helping hand to people in need. There are no public offers of support in many crisis situations and bureaucratic hurdles often prevent people from accessing help in time – this is where individual support from Caritas, the Diakonisches Werk and the DRK comes in. The support is provided as required and is intended to help people help themselves. The people concerned are asked and encouraged to give their constructive input.

Diakonisches Werk
The organisation Kirchliche Allgemeine Soziale Arbeit (individual support) opens up spaces where people can find clarity about questions, uncertainties or contradictions in life. It picks up on the skills of the people seeking advice and enables them to make changes to their own situation in life. It provides support, information and practical assistance. The advisors have methods and skills for establishing contact based on trust and for improving the ability to act of the people seeking advice.

Caritas
We are always there whenever help is needed.

Mission statement

Project aims:

To offer a helping hand to people in crisis and exceptional situations and to give them the support that will enable them to actively work on improving their situation.

Project location:

Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg

Project start:

2008

Project target group(s):

Anybody in a crisis

Aim of the funding:

To reach out and offer lasting support to people experiencing uncertainty in their life due to a crisis. The aim of individual support is to allow unbureaucratic and unobstructed charity work that alleviates crisis situations in the lives of people in need, helps them along and responds very individually to the person’s situation in life.

Type of funding:

Assumption of costs according to need

Duration of funding:

Since 2008; unlimited

Contact details of the project initiator:

Caritasverband Kinzigtal e.V.
Sandhaasstraße 4
77716 Haslach
Telephone: +49 (0)7832 999550
Email: info@caritas-kinzigtal.de

Diakonisches Werk im Evangelischen Kirchenbezirk Ortenau
Dienststelle Hausach, Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts
Eichenstraße 24
77756 Hausach
Telephone: +49 (0)7831 96690
Fax: +49 (0)7831 966955
Email: hausach@diakonie-ortenau.de
www.diakonie-ortenau.de

DRK Kreisverband Wolfach e. V.
Hauptstrasse 82c
77756 Hausach
Telephone: +49 (0)7831 93550
Fax: +49 (0)7831 935555
Email: info@kv-wolfach.drk.de
www.kv-wolfach.drk.de