Arbeiter-Kind.at

Nominated 2013

Country: Austria

Region: Vienna

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Kindergarten education

Project owner: s. o.

Responsible person: Mag. Walter Stach

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What is it about?

Secondary school students from non-academic families often do not go on to (technical) college for financial reasons, but also becausethey lack information, are unfamiliar with the tertiary education system and, not least, because they lack self-confidence as they do not have role models from their family and social environment. ‘Arbeiter-Kind.at’ sets out to compensate for this lack of role models and social support. Mentors who come from a similar background and have been to university help pupils and students from non-academic families on their path to and through their course of studies.