to educational equity
Small things make a great impact
Every year our colleagues vote for two social projects that we support for one year. For the third year in a row, we are currently supporting the "Spielen & Lernen" project of the Deutscher Kinderschutzbund Mannheim, which supports children from difficult living conditions in afternoon group sessions. For the second year in a row, we are also supporting the art and music therapy for children suffering from cancer of the Deutsche Leukämie-Forschungs-Hilfe Mannheim (DLFH) at the University Hospital Mannheim.
Our CFO Markus Auer visiting a group lesson "Playing & Learning" of the Deutscher Kinderschutzbund Mannheim
Music therapist of the Deutschen-Leukämie-Forschungs-Hilfe (DLFH) and patient
Support refugees: We enabled two Syrians to study IT management.
Refugees can only be successfully integrated into society when they have realistic employment opportunities. This is why we financed two full-time study placements for Syrian refugees at the University of Applied Management Studies (HdWM) in Mannheim. We wanted to make it possible for them to find meaningful employment in Germany by obtaining a good education. During their studies they completed an 18-week internship as well as undergraduate work at our company.
Both students (George and Adel, see above) have successfully completed their studies in summer 2019.
While George is now in permanent employment, Adel has received a Welcome Scholarship to the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA.
Hays CEO, Dirk Hahn, stresses: "Integration is a complex and multi-faceted process. To achieve the successful integration of refugees into the German labour market, education will be the central key factor. The greater the education, the sooner doors will open for them at German businesses".