Duisburg - Marxloh Exchange education for housing

Practicing together after school: educational mentors from the initiative “Exchange Education for Housing” study up with children from Duisburg-Marxloh.
Practicing together after school: mentors from the initiative “Exchange Education for Housing” study up with children from Duisburg-Marxloh. | Photo: Filmstill from “The Kids of Duisburg-Marxloh“ © Goethe-Institut

Poverty, unemployment and the stigma of a “sink estate”: growing up in Duisburg-Marxloh isn’t easy. The initiative “Exchange Education for Housing” wants to change that. If you become an educational sponsor of children here, you can live in the neighbourhood free of charge. Fair exchange: the children get not only tutoring but also self-confidence; the sponsors learn that Marxloh is more than the sum of its problems.