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Kunstarbeiten der Förderschule Wolgast

Social commitment – an affair of the heart.

About us

Special school

School

With its contrasting natural landscapes and long sandy beaches, Wolgast is often called the gateway to the island of Usedom. Under the auspices of the Wolgast Usedom cooperative support center, the two campuses of Janusz Korczak School provide local schooling for children with special educational needs. In addition to classroom teaching at the schools themselves, the specially trained teachers also work in mixed ability classes with disabled and non-disabled pupils, in school situations, projects and services such as counselling and diagnosis. They also provide special educational support for diagnostic and remedial classes at all other schools in the catchment area.

We are proud to support the Janusz Korczak Special School with the aim of making it a place where all students feel welcome and comfortable.We are proud to support the Janusz Korczak Special School with the aim of making it a place where all students feel welcome and comfortable.

Background

Despite its scenic location and the outstanding dedication of the school’s teachers, parents and advocates, the Janusz Korczak Special School lacks the funds to make the school a place where students feel welcome and comfortable. The school is in a plain concrete structure which would probably have had to close without basic improvements to the building. Children in need of a positive outlook – alone because of their family backgrounds, which are often highly problematic, and the unemployment rate of up to 30% – are taught here under conditions that are often far removed from the support and training they need.

Impressions of the Janusz Korczak School

  • Eingangsbereich
  • Außenansicht
  • Spielplatz
  • Spielplatz
  • Sponsorentafel
  • Gruppenraum
  • Kochbereich
  • Werkraum
  • Kunstarbeiten
  • Kunstarbeiten

Commitment

Our aim is to support the Janusz Korczak School and improve its long-term educational and recreational opportunities. Every year, most of our donations to support community projects go towards the special school. We are also committed to providing not only financial support, but also regularly making the Ministry of Culture in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the Ostvorpommern district aware of the problems at Wolgast. We think it is important to promote reflection at a local level so that politicians make the investments needed to improve learning and support conditions and in this way, prevent the formation of social blackspots.
 Biochem stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its employees behind the sponsorship project and regularly helps the school to realize and implement its planned projects and wishes.
 Employees regularly visit the school to gain a personal impression of how the funds are used.

  • Projects

    2000 + 2001

    Reconstruction of the schoolyard from a concreted area into a lovely fun and game landscape

    2002

    Setting up a snoezelen room

    2003

    Supplying the crockery cabinet with a new kiln

    2004

    Purchase of various tools for the crockery cabinet as well as further set-up of the reading room with beanbags and other didactic learning tools

    2005

    • Reconstruction of the crafting room
    • Purchase of tool cupboards

    2006 + 2007

    Equipping the crafting room with new multifunctional tables as well as various tools and machines

    2008

    Reconstruction of the in-house driving school

    • Providing new tables and chairs

    2009

    Cooperation with the district of Ostvorpommern to build a school park for the pupils

    2010

    Transition management: from school to the workplace; supported by cross-school social workers

    2011

    • Re-design of a dining area
    • Preliminary draft for the planning of the school park
    • Executing the competency ascertainment procedure for the pupils of the 8th grade at BIG Greifswald
    • Acquisition of workwear for the students internships

    2012

    • Purchase of basic technical equipment for the work of pupils and supervisors
    • Executing the competency ascertainment procedure
    • Close cooperation with the integration supervisor
    • Begin of the 1st construction phase of the school park
    • First company exploration of the special school‘s pupils in Lohne

    2013

    • Purchase of further basic technical equipment
    • Executing the competency ascertainment procedure
    • Close cooperation with the integration supervisor
    • Completion of the school park
    • Second company exploration of the special school‘s pupils in Lohne

    2014

    • Purchase of further basic technical equipment
    • Executing the competency ascertainment procedure
    • Close cooperation with the integration supervisor
    • Application training
    • Third company exploration of the special school‘s pupils in Lohne

    2015

    • Purchase of further basic technical equipment
    • Executing the competency ascertainment procedure
    • Close cooperation with the integration supervisor
    • Application training
    • Fourth company exploration of the special school‘s pupils in Lohne
  • Biochem as an honorary citizen

    Biochem has its own entry in the “Golden Book” – a privilege that is often only extended to celebrities and important politicians. Not so for our employees – all of the company’s employees immortalized their signatures in the town of Wolgast’s Golden Book in an official ceremony. Biochem was also made an honorary citizen of the town of Wolgast on the same day.
The extraordinary honour was awarded for Biochem’s sponsorship of the Janusz Korczak Special School in Wolgast since 1998. The company’s unique and long-standing social commitment was recognized in a ceremony attended by the town’s mayor, school leaders, teachers and students. CEO Eckhard Thölke and his wife Angelika brought 80 employees to Wolgast to accept the thank-you from the town.
The school was also expanded to include a green play area, which was officially opened by the Biochem CEO. To the delight of the students, the new area includes an orchard, a sports field, a climbing wall and a “climate forest”.

     

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