” ‘It is easy to find dirt in the other. Be the one to find the gold.’
Under this motto I myself am part of bärenstark Erfurt. Children should have the chance to discover their own abilities and strengths”.Anna Schnitzer, former head of bärenstark Erfurt
The vision of bärenstark Erfurt
bärenstark Erfurt is an offer of the open child and youth welfare service. On the basis of the Christian image of man we want to support children, strengthen families and bring them into contact with the church.
We work in a prefabricated housing area and social hotspot, the Roter Berg. Here the unemployment rate, school drop-out rate and juvenile delinquency have increased.
Through our offers we want to give children a perspective on life and work.
… means undivided attention in mentoring
… is out on playgrounds
… serves delicious food at the children’s party
… does not mean boredom during the holidays
… promotes joint learning in small groups
… brings families into contact with the church
… advises parents on family and upbringing issue
Our offers of bärenstark Erfurt
In our small group work more intensive activities and conversations about faith and values are possible. The children get to know reliable relationships and commitment and thus expand their social skills.
Bonfires, grilling, knotting techniques and many other nature experiences: Here the kids can try themselves out and at the same time train responsibility and reliability. Conversations about God and the world broaden the horizon.
The family is the most formative instance for children. We want to enable families to experience joint activities, strengthen parents in their parenting skills and be contact persons for them.
Kirche und Gottesdienst kennen lernen: Sonntags geht es zusammen mit Kindern und Eltern in die Netzwerk Gemeinde Erfurt. Danach steht ein leckeres gemeinsames Mittagessen auf dem Plan.
The focus here is on promoting talented musical children: whether guitar or piano lessons, children should be able to develop their gifts.
Zweimal wöchentlich geht es mit dem Spielmobil auf die Piste. Hier ist Zeit für Sport und Spiel, Gespräche und um neue Kontakte zu knüpfen.