To mark the 50th anniversary of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2015, the Gemeinnützige Stiftung der Deutschen Beteiligungs AG made a one-time donation in support of “Die Arche” in Frankfurt am Main.
Child poverty has become a social problem of increasing importance, one that strongly limits educational opportunities and young people’s future prospects. In a project entitled “Making children strong”, the Arche has set out to counter this trend. A healthy breakfast and lunch, caring assistance, homework tutoring and numerous recreational activities are the pillars of its programme for children. Individual educational assistance, holiday workshops, excursions and a host of creative and sports activities round out the programme.
Giving youngsters the attention and emotional security they need, the Arche helps build the self-esteem many children lack. Children need self-esteem if they are to shape their own future – the only way they will be able to become full-fledged members of society.
Currently, there are three Arches in socially deprived areas in Frankfurt helping some 340 children. They are financed exclusively by sponsorships and donations.
More information on "Die Arche" (in German) is available here.