Hamburg and Wedel.
Phase I 2013 – 2015; Phase II 2017- 2021
At the start of the programme in 2013 there were over 700 young people living on the streets of Hamburg. These ‘street kids’ experienced poverty, violence, poor diet and lack of personal hygiene, and struggled to access appropriate health care. This was often exacerbated by previous negative experiences of the healthcare system.
To make a positive, measurable and sustainable impact on the health of street kids in Hamburg, to help them to access good healthcare and handle their health issues with independence and responsibility, and re-integrate into society.
By the end of the programme we aim to have directly reached 3,100 young people.
During Phase I we supported three separate strands of activity:
- Sani-HH - a health-training programme that teaches adolescents the basics of hygiene and first aid, and provides these trained ‘Peer Educators’ with first aid packs that they can use to help other young people.
- Work experience opportunities with Flohbuy, a second-hand shop run by our partner basis & woge.
- Private tuition through Hirntoaster – an education programme that helps young people to follow their interests to discover and strengthen their abilities, and to re-enter school and prepare for exams.