Frankfurt – Home schooling, changing or no classroom teaching at all, a lack of technical equipment, parents who simply cannot help: many reasons why some students literally fell by the wayside in the past Corona months.
Particularly affected by the consequences of the pandemic: children from low-income families. This is exactly where the “Chances Foundation” comes in, financing tutoring for socially disadvantaged kids and young people.
Foundation director Dr. Christiane Moors (58): “The educational gap has widened even further as a result of the pandemic. Children who can be supported privately may still be caught somehow. The other children fall out. ”
According to the head of the foundation, the educational gaps that have arisen will only really show up in the new school year – if everything (hopefully) runs smoothly again. “I expect a great demand for scholarships after the summer vacation.”
The scholarships are aimed at financially disadvantaged kids: With this sponsorship, students receive 1 year of free tutoring – regardless of school type and age. “These are all great, strong children who are so incredibly motivated to change something, to improve,” says Dr. Moors.
This also includes Valentina (10), Josan (12) and Reyyan (12), who have been taking tuition twice a week in Bockenheim for several months:
Valentina (4th grade, tutoring in German and math): “I didn’t really understand everything about home schooling. One day the topic came up, the next another. It was very complicated, everyone called in, you couldn’t really ask questions. I think it’s really great that I got a scholarship. Learning here is fun. When I’m here, I understand it better than at home. I want to become a vet because I love animals. “
Josan (6th grade, tutoring in German and math): “I’m going to high school and would like to become a technology engineer. It’s very interesting because you can make things up. In the past few months I have sometimes not been able to keep up with the class and have not understood everything. We got a laptop from school. My goal is to get better grades. “
Reyyan (6th grade secondary school, tutoring in German and math): “During Corona we had new topics in class that we had to do at home. That would have been better at school. I did not understand everything. We didn’t get a laptop from school, but we have a home. The tutoring brings something and is fun. I want to become a police officer – there is a lot of action in life. “
The tutors Salimato Sadjo (22) and Sophia Pöhlmann (23) confirm: “Some children were simply given too many tasks at home and were put under pressure as a result. Especially with smaller students, we have the feeling that they are often afraid to ask. For some children it would definitely make sense to repeat the class again to fill in gaps in their knowledge. It doesn’t get any easier. It’s always great to see how happy the children are when they understand a topic. “
“A Heart for Children” supports the “Chances Foundation” ( www.chanzenstiftung.de) with tutoring scholarships. The BILD aid organization has now spent over 3 million euros on worldwide projects that help children in the Corona crisis.