Teachers and young student in educational cantre in Greece

wortundtat – Tailor-made learning

Our mission is focussing on what is important for people in their current situation.

Education is essential to gain independence as human beings, so as not to be dependent on others for a lifetime, to be able to assess and exploit the opportunities that the world offers. Against this background, educational opportunities are of immense importance in the context of the wortundtat projects. Why and what type of learning opportunities are needed will vary from country to country.

Greece – Education for children, adolescents and adults with little prior learning

Greece is still a transit point for refugees on their way to Central Europe. Not all refugee children can attend Greek schools. Depending on the country of origin, even their mothers may not be able to read or write. An analogous situation can be found with residents of a Gypsy Roma camp. Willingness to integrate with their Greek fellow citizens has been limited in the past. This has resulted in a lack of education and low prospects on the labour market.

For refugee women and their children, our Greek partner has developed a basic learning programme. Women without schooling can start learning to read and write. Children will gain at least some learning experience. We have also achieved initial success by organising sewing courses for refugee women. So that younger members of the Gypsy Roma camp can enter the Greek educational system, we have established basic rules for living together. At the purpose-built community centre, they have access to preschool courses or afterschool lessons.

Teacher shows young women details of the English language

English courses provide young refugee women with a level of language skills, so they can understand and make themselves understood in the language.

News about our programmes in Greece

Tanzania – Secondary school education and training opportunities in a remote region

Many residents in the Tunduru District in the south of Tanzania only know about secondary schools and job prospects from hearsay. Their villages can only be reached via dirt roads and using off-road vehicles. The number of people who are illiterate is correspondingly high. Most people live on their small farming plot, where they grow crops for their own needs using simple resources.

Our partner KIUMA runs a secondary school in the district. It is the only educational facility in the region offering secondary school education to pupils. A nursing school and a business for various craft training courses ensure that young people will no longer need to leave their home country if they want to learn a profession. With the acquired knowledge, school leavers will contribute to the progressive development of an entire region.

Young men sit at school desks and work

Unterricht im technischen Zeichnen erhalten die jungen Auszubildenden in KIUMA.

News about our programmes in Tanzania

Germany – Young people learning about positive integrationr

Dortmund’s Borsigplatzviertel is home to people from many different nations with little connection to German society. To help them with integration, to convey rules of cooperation and to reduce learning deficits where needed, the wortundtat partner has developed an extensive range of projects for children, adolescents and adults.


Kinder sitzen an einem Tisch und basteln - im Vordergrund farbige Buntstifte

Children making lanterns at the “Star in the North” in Dortmund.

News about our programmes in Germany

An example of how you can help

16 Euros

per week or

576 Euros

over three years mean doctors can be trained in southern Tanzania.

Also read about how we help in the social and healthcare areas

Mann zeigt Roma-Jungen, wie er mit Plättchen richtig zählen lernt.

Serving people

At wortundtat partners, diaconal offers are linked with the opportunity to get to know the Christian faith.

Frau liest Bibel

wortundtat closes gaps in the health system

wortundtat partners provide a remedy where the state health system does not reach people who need support or treatment.