CHANCEN International: Will it be the year of breakthrough?

05.01.2022
A year ago, we reported on the bottoming out of the crisis: After COVID-related slump, Batya Blankers’ team founded the new Future of Work Fund and aims to support up to 10,000 students in Africa. Where does CHANCEN International stand today? READ

Five years of CHANCEN eG

05.01.2022
Educational equity for all. A goal so near and yet so far, but above all: immensely important in order to offer every person the same opportunities - regardless of social status, income, origin, etc. As part of the anniversary, CHANCEN eG organized a panel discussion on the topic of educational equity. READ

The CHANCEN eG Social Committee

03.01.2022
Solidarity in action – how we ensure fair repayment Since this year there is the CHANCEN Social Committee. Its task is to enable all our former students to receive a fair repayment and to consider “hardship cases”. Health or family problems, for example, may mean that repayment is temporarily unreasonable, even though income is above […] READ

An interview with CareerFoundry’s founder &CEO, Martin Ramsin

03.01.2022
Digital teaching – a recipe for success for bootcamps even before COVID. CareerFoundry’s concept has been online-only teaching since the bootcamp provider was founded in 2013. We asked CEO Martin Ramsin how it came about, why each course is offered digitally, and what support is offered to course participants. READ

The stories of our repayers: Florence Schimmel

29.12.2021
Since our foundation in 2016, we have supported over 1,200 students in their education and have featured some of them in previous issues of the CHANCEN letter. An increasing number of thee grantees have already begun repaying their UGV - including Florence Schimmel. READ

The stories of our students: Afrae El Fatuaki

29.12.2021
Since 2018, CHANCEN eG has been supporting IT courses lasting several months at so-called bootcamps, which enable a quick job entry. Afrae is one of our more than 150 bootcamp graduates. She tells us here how she went from an apprenticeship in the Spanish administration to a five-month web development bootcamp. READ

An interview with ArbeiterKind.de

29.12.2021
Equal opportunities in higher education: How the family background determines our educational path. The nonprofit organization “ArbeiterKind.de” encourages students from families without university experience to be the first in their family to study and advises them on issues ranging from financing their studies to starting a career later on. We spoke with founder Katja Urbatsch […] READ

Expansion to living expenses

29.12.2021
CHANCEN’s offer is expanding: The ISA for living expenses is now available at public universities. Existing financing options such as BAföG are often inadequate to coverthe living costs of students. This is where CHANCEN eG would like to make a contribution and is expanding its range of financing options from 2022. READ

CHANCEN Schreiben: Winter Edition 2021

22.12.2021
This year’s topics: ISA for living expenses is now available at public universities How the family background determines our educational path: an interview with ArbeiterKind.de The stories of our students: Afrae El Fatuaki The stories of our students: Florence Schimmel Digital teaching – a recipe for success for bootcamps even before COVID: an interview with […] READ

Anniversary Celebration 17.09.2021: participants of the panel discussion

30.08.2021
On September 17, 2021, we would like to hold a panel discussion on the topic of educational equity as part of our fifth anniversary. Representatives from science, politics and universities will participate in the discussion, which will be moderated by Birgit Kolkmann, a freelance journalist. In addition to insights from the world of science and […] READ

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