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Supported organisation: Balu und Du
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Balu und Du

Balu und Du (Baloo and you) champions equal educational opportunities for children. In our mentorship program, young adults take elementary school kids from challenging backgrounds under their wings, fostering weekly out-of-school learning for a year.

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€14.97
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Support equal opportunities for children

Children who participate in Balu und Du are 20 percent more likely to start high school on a stronger academic footing.

  • INPUT
    €10 donation
  • OUTPUT
    Baloo and Mowgli activities
  • OUTCOME
    Prosocial behavior and self-organization
  • IMPACT
    Quality education (SDG 4)

How we get there

Balu und Du is a network of locations, each under close supervision by coordinators. Baloos are usually students attending university, college, vocational school or are in their final years at high school. Alternatively, they may be association or club members. By devoting personal attention to their Mowglis and actively structuring recreational activities, Baloos help kids find their place in society, grow and learn how to overcome everyday challenges.

Our concept in a nutshell:

  • One child
  • Once a week
  • For one to three hours
  • Over at least one year.
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Supporters
6
Donation amount
€14.97
  1. Aaron L. donated €1.30
  2. Maja P. donated
  3. Jens B. donated

Impact objectives

We want to achieve these impact objectives with you.

  • Boosting prosocial behavior
  • Improving kids’ sense of self-worth, educational outcomes and motivation to learn
  • Enhancing concentration and decision-making skills
  • Promoting quality of life through health

About the organisation

With its locations throughout Germany that form a network, the Balu und Du mentorship program enriches elementary school children’s lives through extracurricular activities. Socially-minded young adults volunteer to mentor a child for at least one year. By devoting personal attention to their little buddies and actively structuring recreational activities, they help kids find their place in society, grow and learn how to overcome everyday challenges. Our mentors, who are between 18 and 30 years old, are known as Baloos. The elementary school children they take under their wings are called Mowglis. Baloos are usually students attending university, college, vocational school or are in their final years at high school. Alternatively, they may be association or club members. Baloo groups are closely supervised by a coordinator.

Our concept in a nutshell:

  • One child
  • Once a week
  • For one to three hours
  • Over at least one year.

Researchers have also taken an interest in Balu und Du. Their studies show that children who participate in Balu und Du are 20 percent more likely to start high school on a stronger academic footing.

Sustainable Development Goals

Balu und Du contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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