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The Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation supports the Burg Schwaneck unaccompanied minor refugee project in Munich-Pullach and the in corde project in Erfurt - thanks to the commitment of Sixt board member Alexander Sixt.

Alexander Sixt quickly realised that the large number of refugees coming to Germany was a historic challenge. It is very important to him that not only the Regine Sixt Children's Aid  Foundation, but also the SIXT Group make a lasting contribution to the integration of refugee children and young people, especially unaccompanied minors, into German society. Not only as member of the Regine Sixt Children's  Aid Foundation board, but also as an entrepreneur and representative of the SIXT Group, Alexander Sixt has committed to sponsor the Initiative Wir Zusammen integration initiative of Germany's leading businesses. One of the two unaccompanied minors projects supported by the foundation, the Burg Schwaneck project has been organised by Kreisjugendring München-Land together with the Diakonie and Jugendhilfe Oberbayern. The in corde project in Erfurt has been organised by the Malteser in Erfurt.

Unaccompanied Minor Refugees in Pullach

In October 2015, the facility had the first group with 28 young people. Since February 2016, a total of 110 male and female adolescents aged 14 to 17 years have been supervised there. The group with 20 girls is small. The majority of the young people are males. Many of the unaccompanied minors attend language courses in the mornings and high school in the afternoons in Pullach. The Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation has not only financed a large part of the initial equipment costs for interior decoration such as furniture, carpets, and lights, but also taken care of sports equipment such as soccer goals, basketball hoops, table tennis, and slacklines for outdoor use. Here, too, the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation focuses on sustainability and would particularly like to be there for the young people in the first two years. Not only by purchasing furniture and textbooks or providing access to German courses and swimming lessons. We want to show the young people that we are keen to help them understand our culture better and also to learn something in return about their culture and homeland.

Unaccompanied Minor Refugees in Erfurt

Together with the Order of Malta, the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation is supporting a second facility for unaccompanied minor refugees in Erfurt. Similar to the model at Burg Schwaneck, the foundation has also ensured that the Erfurt project has initial equipment and an infrastructure. The facility in downtown Erfurt is substantially smaller than the project in Pullach. In Erfurt, there are only 18 teenage boys between the ages of 14 and 17 in care. Under the supervision of the Maltese assistance service and with the financial support of the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation, it was possible to rebuild and expand the facility. It was equipped with a large kitchen with all appliances such as refrigerator, washing machine, stove and oven. In addition, toilets, sinks, and showers were installed in bathrooms and the bathroom floors were newly tiled. Water and power lines were relaid. Cosy twin rooms with a bookcase, desks, and closets were installed so that the young people have a chance to feel at home quickly.

Business Initiatives

Wir zusammen (""Together""), under this motto, the integration initiatives of Germany's leading businesses have joined together.  The SIXT Group together with its board member Alexander Sixt have also sponsored unaccompanied minors. The Wir zusammen initiative is making a positive contribution to the sustainable integration of refugees. Numerous German companies are committed, recognising the need to open up the new arrivals' prospects, but also the opportunities that immigration offers our country.