In March 2016, our family started a programme to support refugees from Syria & the Middle East. In our home town of Pforzheim (population 125,000), more than 5,000 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq have been accepted since 2014, half of them women. Most of them have not had the opportunity to attend a language course locally because they have to look after their young children at home.
GoldenHearts wants to give them the opportunity to integrate into German society as quickly as possible and help them build a new life for themselves and their families – learning the local language is the first step on the long road to integration.
With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, another wave of refugees arrived in Pforzheim after 24 February 2022. More than 4,000, mostly women and children, were registered in Pforzheim and the Enzkreis by summer 22. GoldenHearts was instrumental in finding housing and organised a variety of leisure and language programmes for the refugees. In the 2021/22 school year, GoldenHearts helped more than 300 women and their more than 150 children learn the German language and find their way around locally.
Since GoldenHearts began in 2016, a total of more than 1,200 mothers and children have benefited from our programmes.
You too can help mothers and children with a migration background to build a new home in Germany.
What we do
The language school offers German courses for mothers, homework help for school children and playgroups for toddlers.