During the 2018/2019 school year, more than 400 students in 9 secondary schools and 1 elementary school participated in an awareness-raising training session delivered by BBM’s volunteer presenter group. During the summer break, we’re going to visit several summer camps to start a conversation with young people about prejudice through the topic of homelessness.

So far, our target group has been kids above 13 years of age, but this year we’ve met younger students as well. We were received quite well, the children showed a surprising openness toward the raised topics. In addition, a lot of them wanted to become a BBM volunteer right away.

Our team of presenters expanded to six members, which means that we can accept more and more invitations. Our long-term goal is to unite all students, teachers, and parents who participate in our +1 SANDWICH project into one extensive community, therefore we are already preparing for the next school year with personal and online programmes, games and challenges.

It feels great to look back at what we’ve achieved so far and it is similarly exciting to look towards the future. We’d like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for all your invitations, confidence, and feedback, all of which we regard as a confirmation that the programme answers a real demand. At the same time, we’d also like to thank our volunteers for all their efforts.