Educational Opportunities for Young Immigrants
SPRINT is an organization dedicated to language development and educational advancement in Wedding, Berlin. The project is directed towards motivated students from immigrant backgrounds that want to improve their grades while enrolled in school years 5 through 12. SPRINT supports these children and youth in all school subjects and promotes proficiency in written and subject-specific language skills.
Tutoring and language support are free of cost for students. SPRINT Förderunterricht operates in 6 schools in critical areas of Wedding, Berlin and holds its central location in Medienhof-Wedding.
Practical Experience for Teacher Trainees
Teacher trainees are able to independently teach and work with youth in small groups. In addition, they work together with teachers as subject and language assistants during normal class hours. Project participants accrue one DaZ-Baustein (German as a second language credit) per half school year. The goal is to facilitate practical classroom experience while earning a DaZ certificate.
The teachers-in-training receive 12 euros per class hour for their involvement. If desired, they can receive a certificate of participation from the organization that manages the project, RAA Berlin. Participation is recognized for practice credit in the Master’s degree study program at FU Berlin.
Materials for Teachers
Teachers have access to materials for German as a second language developed by teacher trainees in a variety of subjects. They are also welcome to partake in discussions related to the themes of integration and education.
Contributions with Meaning
Whether immigrant children and youth succeed in integrating through education is a deciding factor for the future of German society. SPRINT successfully works at the crossroads of integration, education and language advancement in critical areas in the community. An investment in this organization not only provides real help for young people but also improves the societal outlook. SPRINT primarily relies on grants and private contributions and is already in need of financial support for the coming fiscal years 2016-2018.
Direct contributions in any amount are welcome at our page at Phineo AG, which following extensive review has awarded SPRINT recognition for effective and efficient use of donations in furthering our mission.