Education and integration
Deutsche Bahn Foundation, together with the Reading Foundation (Stiftung Lesen), is heavily involved in reading and language support. This joint commitment is expressed in the reading aloud study and the nationwide reading aloud day. In addition, 300 medical institutions across Germany, such as children’s hospitals and hospices, were endowed with new reading aloud boxes, and the digital reading offer at www.einfachvorlesen.de was enhanced with reading/learning materials for home schooling.
For the third year, Deutsche Bahn Foundation worked with the Open Knowledge Foundation to strengthen digital skills for children and adolescents in structurally weak regions. Local workshops known as “Jugend hackt” (youth hacking) labs have been opened at 15 locations nationwide with the support of Deutsche Bahn Foundation in order to help improve equality in education. There are plans to set up more labs.