Generous donations for a variety of education projects
Our employees and Executive Board are passionately and financially involved in numerous aid projects for refugees:
- Scholarships for successful careers: Since 2018 we have supported the START Foundation, which supports high-achieving youths from migrant families.
More about START
START-Stiftung gGmbH is a leading Civic Leadership program – an education and involvement program for promising young people with migration experience.
For three years the START Foundation, a subsidiary of the charitable Hertie Foundation, accompanies and helps grant recipients take responsibility for a vital democracy and cohesive society.
START is thus a talent forge for outstanding youth, an incubator for new initiatives, and a loudspeaker for the protection of the values of a free society.
START Bavaria gets started, thanks to the Aurelius Refugee Initiative
An initial € 100,000 donation by the Aurelius Refugee Initiative in August 2018 enabled the launch of the first START class in Bavaria with 16 grant recipients. The program provides these students with extracurricular instruction in values and skills which will help them take an active part in our society and democracy. Grantees learn how to take responsibility successfully, and set examples for others.
Personally involved: Dr. Dirk Markus on the Board of Trustees of the START Foundation
The foundation works throughout Germany with partners from government, the private sector and society. Dr. Dirk Markus is member of the Boards of Trustees. Currently START is supporting around 500 young people from over 60 countries of origin.
For more information see www.start-stiftung.de.