In 2020, MAINFIRST will continue its commitment to improving opportunities for children and young people by supporting the Bethanien Children´s Village in Eltville in the Rheingau.
This children's village is now home to around 100 children and adolescents who, for various reasons, cannot grow up with their birth families. The children’s village mothers and educators live together with the children and adolescents in their care in family and residential groups. They receive individual encouragement and support so that they have the opportunity to develop into strong, independent personalities with stable characters.
The coronavirus crisis is placing an immense burden on the children and adolescents. In many classes, computer hardware is required for digital learning, but the children and adolescents in the residential groups do not yet have a laptop or tablet. As a result, they are unable to participate sufficiently in the video conferences and class chats offered. There is a high risk that disadvantaged children will lose out.
At MAINFIRST, this is a matter that is very close to our hearts, therefore we are financially supporting the children's village in the purchase of laptops and tablets.
MAINFIRST supports projects such as the Bethanien Kinderdorf Eltville in the Rheingau region to give children and young people the opportunity to grow up in a happy environment.
The Bethanien Kinderdorf Eltville is located in the middle of a wine-growing area between Eltville-Erbach and Kiedrich. Founded in 1965, the Children's Village offers a new home and the opportunity for a better future to around 90 children and young people who, for various reasons, cannot grow up with their own families. The village mothers and educators live together with the children and teenagers entrusted to them in village families and residential groups.
In 2020, the Children's Village will open a specialised group for children who need a particularly intensive form of care due to their difficult experiences. This group will accept children who are not cared for by the regular inpatient child and youth welfare network. Animal-assisted education, clear daily routines, and a comprehensive range of sports are designed to help the children become more resilient. The intensive group Taubenmühle of the Bethanien Children's Village in Eltville was visited by a camera team of the SWR in June 2020. The following report gives an insight into the care concept: External link to the media library of the SWR (German only).
MAINFIRST supports the acquisition of children's rooms to create a family home that is well equipped for the long term.