Social development

Education is a powerful driver of development. We promote formal and informal education in preschool, basic education and university education. To make optimal use of the potential of young people, we develop concepts for economic and social integration and empowerment of youth.

Water music
Correct hand-washing techniques save children’s lives. In the Lao PDR, South-East Asia, hygiene training has been integrated into everyday school life – to make sure that children stay healthy.
Healthy Future
The health care system in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is being given a new lease of life. The impoverished province of South Kivu shows how this might look.
Building up hope
Simple ideas are turning around the lives of refugees and local people in northern Iraq following the end of terror in the country.
Dancing salsa with a new leg
To enable Cuban orthopaedic technicians to provide modern prostheses for their patients, the German medical technology company Ottobock is supplying the island state with expertise and materials.
The white gold of Félane
Ice costs a fortune in Senegal. A group of women have banded together to make their own using a solar-powered system.
Programmed for health
Bangladesh’s health system is undergoing a quiet revolution: digitalisation is making work easier for doctors and saving money.

Social development

Social development