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Verein Mit Kindern Leben

description of organisation

"Schule im Pfeifferhof- Knallerbse" is a non-profit alternative school initiated by parents for their children. The school was established by the association "Mit Kindern leben" in 1993. The school is financed by the parents themselves, that is to say the parents pay monthly tuition fees, organise fund-raising events and ask for sponsoring at local companies. There are some modest public funds which are spent on supporting families with a low income. A team of eight teachers is responsible for the education of up to 90 students. The school works according to reformpedagogical principles (Montessori, Piaget...), that means that our work is oriented at the needs of children. The main learning method is "learning by doing". We try to provide surroundings which enable children to make their wn experiences, where they can study cultural techniques as well as develop social competence. Usually children stay with us for nine years until they have finished their compulsory education. It is part of our philosophy to include children with special needs, different social and cultural backgrounds as well as children who speak different languages. We practise intercultural exchange by inviting volunteers and experts from different countries to work on projects, support our exchange programmes with schools in different countries as well as teaching groups.

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Geographical obstacles
Economic obstacles
Cultural differences

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
Knallerbse - school in an alternative scholar context
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2018 to Jun 2019
01/10/2018 - 30/06/2019
12/01/2018 closed