Supported by social pedagogue christine scheckenbach, who runs a freelance course for the deutsche erwachsenen bildungswerk (DEB), five trainees have used the shutdown period to creatively examine the impact on their environment and their own personalities. As therapy, they painted pictures for an exhibition on the side.
The DEB, one of the largest educational institutions in germany, specializes in apprenticeships and vocational training, helps young people in need of assistance to find a cooperating company, and helps to reduce personal deficits by teaching school subjects as a challenge.
The goal is to transfer the apprentice to a normal apprenticeship contract. Schoolmarm christina says: "with the help of the challenge class we want to pass the exam." Course director christine scheckenbach explains: "we help the participants to qualify for an entry into the job market and accompany them during the training period." The demand lessons support the young people primarily in their personality formation, structured acting and because of themselves. The young people in her care from the district have completely different professions: painter, varnisher, mechatronics technician or furniture saleswoman. They have all used the corona time in a surprisingly positive way not to get hung up on teaching about social media. On the contrary: "all have developed astonishing creativity and a new sense of self-worth through independent action, especially online", says christine scheckenbach.