Strengthened for the classroom
The Josef Fiege Stiftung has donated € 500 to the Anne-Frank-Realschule, a secondary school in Greven. The money will go towards a free breakfast programme for pupils who are unable to eat breakfast before lessons for various reasons.
Bread, muesli & co.: Anne-Frank-Realschule has launched a free breakfast programme. The aim is to ensure that even those pupils who come to school without breakfast and with empty lunch boxes can start the school day feeling energised. The Josef Fiege Stiftung, which already co-operates with the Anne-Frank-Realschule on various levels, is supporting the new project with a donation of 500 euros.
Andreas Sornig, headmaster of Anne-Frank-Realschule, expressed his thanks for the support: "We have noticed that the number of children who come to school without breakfast for various reasons has increased. This has a demonstrably negative impact on their performance. As a school, we don't want to take responsibility away from families, but we do want to create a low-threshold offer to increase equal opportunities for children. We are incredibly grateful that the Josef Fiege Stiftung is supporting us with this project."
Accompanied by a teacher, all pupils at Anne-Frank-Realschule are given the opportunity to enjoy a free basic breakfast in the canteen. The project is financed 100 per cent by donations. Kai Alfermann, Executive Committee Member of the Josef Fiege Stiftung, handed over the cheque in the amount of 500 euros: "As a family business, equal opportunities and education for children in the region is a particular concern for Fiege and the Josef Fiege Stiftung. Socially disadvantaged children in particular will benefit from the free breakfast programme at the Anne-Frank-Realschule, which we are very happy to support.