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    Berlin Economy: IHK Berlin Economy BilPro 238
    This project aims to support the integration of young refugees in the higher education sector job market in Berlin.
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    Berlin Economy, the General Assembly of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Berlin awarded Kiron funding to give refugees free access to their digital study programmes, as well as supporting professional mentoring and language courses, which also contributes towards better professional and personal integration possibilities. The project was finished in September 2019. 

     

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    Impact

    724 language courses were awarded within this educational project whereas more than 100 Kiron students have achieved an increase in their German language skills between two and a maximum of eight overall levels, an achievement that clearly demonstrates both the quality of the teaching and the above-average commitment of the Kiron students and for which years of foreign language instruction is usually necessary. A total of 31 students were transferred to a Berlin university institution or to the Berlin job market. For the mentoring programme, 328 mentee-mentor pairs were successfully paired. One Kiron student started an internship within the Capgemini company after the mentoring program, to name one success for Kiron. While the increase in knowledge through mentoring could not be statistically measured, more than 61% of the students stated that their motivation to continue their Kiron studies had increased significantly. These students also invest significantly more time in their online studies than those who did not participate in any mentoring programme.