The charitable organisation “Zukunftsmacher gUG”, and its project ADIA Erding, provides all refugees with access to education. Erding’s regional population is about 134 000, and includes nearly 1 400 recent refugees. There are many community groups in Erding working to support refugees as they learn German, look for work, or complete vocational training. ADIA Erding works with volunteers from those groups to implement training programmes and other activities for refugees.
Our organisation “Zukunftsmacher gUG” offers several projects which focus on intercultural and social integration and equality as, for example, its integration project “ADIA Erding (Asylum – Demographic change – Integration – Arbeit [=work]). The ADIA Integration model accompanies and advises refugees from their arrival in Germany to their integration or their return to their home countries. ADIA also supports volunteer groups of helpers, municipalities and companies with their initiatives.
The multilingual online language-learning education and information portal ADIA Erding (www.adia-erding.de) has an essential role providing easy access to selected, tested and quality language programmes and exercises from alphabet to university-literacy, including language certification to level B1 and international certified IT courses. Laptops are made available to refugees, open learning spaces are set up, and volunteer groups of helpers are advised on organisational development to ensure that help with integration can be provided successfully.
In our projects “Digital Grannies” and “Learning4Integration” young inspired refugee learners give their knowledge as “digital natives” by assisting seniors residing in regional senior citizens residences to use digital techniques and media. Different generations and cultures come together by sharing interests, exchanging their different experiences to connect on a very personal basis. The start of integration.
Participants in our project “Kultur-Helden” (culture-heroes) just need the global language of arts and music. Here everybody can show their very special skills in our exhibitions, concerts, interdisciplinary projects and activities. Our main aim is to showcase the things which are unifying.