As parents of multi-ethnic children, we are confronted with racist-motivated prejudices and attacks in everyday life.
Many of our children are Germans – they were born in Germany, they grow up here, visit the school here. Here are their friends, grandparents – in short: Germany is their home.
Nevertheless, they are all regularly asked where they come from, how long they plan to stay in Germany, where they’ve learned the language from.
Each of these children already makes their first experiences with racism in kindergarten. Female painters who are more susceptible to find vermin in their hair , children who do not play with them because they are “brown like a kacka” are just a few examples. They are a minority, they always catch the eye and are often the “bad boy” for all the nonsense that other kids do.
The n-word in the worst versions, often with attacks of physical and / or psychic violence on themselves or their parents, they know at the latest in adolescence.
Unfortunately, their search for justice is rarely supported by the German justice system, they often experience incomprehension and aversion, here too they are a minority.
Disadvantage in the search for work and accommodation in adulthood are also part of their everyday lives.
And again and again, like all other parents on earth, this one question arises: how can I protect my children? How can we empower the growing generation so that they can be ALL, wholesome, healthy members of our society.
The well-being and the future of our children depend crucially on the survival of our planet. For that, we need to be able to understand global relationships. We need the ability to question right and wrong. Our eyes have to be trained to see from different perspectives.
Sustainably, the soil on which our children grow must be strengthened.
And that is the purpose of the existence of our association.
Our concern is the self-evident recognition of all people as full members of our society.
We create an environment in which all children are unique and special.
In the family and educators from all backgrounds work together on the skills of our children and youth and their environment.
We build their self-confidence by giving them the opportunity, in our workshops, to learn all the tools they need to live well in a world of global change.