"Young unemployed single parents" - JOBLINGE - € 15,000
The UniCredit Foundation joins JOBLINGE in fighting poverty by helping single parents to provide childcare for their children, enabling them to find work
In 2020, the UniCredit Foundation joined the German association JOBLINGE in launching an ambitious project to fight child poverty. There are currently around 200,000 young parents in Germany who are under 28 years old, have at least one child and are not employed. Most of these (single) parents are women.
In particular, the project target group includes young (single) parents who are currently excluded from working life for various reasons, which leads to a situation of poverty for their children.
Children who grow up under these conditions have fewer friends, fewer leisure activities and fewer opportunities. JOBLINGE's project for young (single) parents also aims to improve their children's future prospects. Real job opportunities prevent child poverty.
The aim of the project is to find a nursery and kindergarten place for 30 children of (single) parents participating in JOBLINGE services. Through an online course, (single) parents can develop their personal strengths and skills, and find their desired profession. The issue of childcare plays a crucial role for these parents in being able to successfully join the labor market. A prerequisite for starting training is the ability to count on a welcoming and safe place to leave one's children.
The Partner - JOBLINGE
JOBLINGE is a German organization founded on a network of cooperation between the private, public and voluntary sectors, with the aim of training disadvantaged and unemployed young people in Germany and preparing them to enter the labor market. JOBLINGE is organized as a social franchise system, where local branches work closely as "franchisees" under the umbrella of the national organization. The vision of the JOBLINGE initiative is to make a visible and sustainable contribution to the fight against youth unemployment. The main objective is to provide disadvantaged and unemployed young people with the opportunity to find long-term traineeships and an employment contract.
JOBLINGE has a cooperation network of over 2,400 German companies.