"Children must be given two things: roots and wings." That's the motto – borrowed from Goethe -- of the Thomas Mann Gymnasium, a German International School with whom Seedling Trust has started an exciting new partnership five years ago.
Part of Seedling Trust's mission is to help integrate severely disabled children and young people into society – and the flip side of that means helping build stronger empathy and understanding in the wider community of what it means to have a disability.
Thomas Mann isn't the only school to have joined us.
Britannica International School became a Seedling Trust partner school in 2012 and in 2013 we gained another school support from Fulda, Germany: Bildungsunternehen Dr. Jordan Private Realschule Students.
Teachers, parents and students from each schools have joined us and the Care Home residents on many occasions, from running in the Budapest Marathon to visiting the interactive museum Ability Park to performing a Christmas concert at one of the Care Homes to holding an inclusive Sport's Day or organized a full day of running swimming competitions and raised money for our trust.
We continue to be amazed with our school partners' generosity and hard work to support our cause, and look forward to continuing our partnership with them in the coming year and building partnerships with other local schools.
Our latest school outreach project is with the Österreische Schule Budapest. We welcome other schools for partnerships, please contact us for further information, thank you for your interest.
We depend on voluntary funding - any small amount - or kind support is highly appreciated. It takes so little to do so much...