„Ich kann was!“-initiative
Discovering and developing potential
The nationwide "Ich kann was!"-initiative is one of the ways in which Deutsche Telekom Stiftung provides support for projects and organizations involved in child and youth welfare work. The primary aim of this scheme is to give young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds the skills they need to play an active and self-determined role in society and to help them shape their own futures in a meaningful and successful way.
Under the slogan "key skills for the digital world" the initiative is providing increasing support for projects that promote a creative and critical interaction with the media and the digital world and adopt a practical and fun approach to teaching students to be confident in their use of digital tools. The applications period for the 2017 call for proposals closed on 2nd May 2017. An expert panel chose 82 projects which will be approved for funding. The next application starts in spring 2018.
The "Ich kann was!"-scheme was first launched by Deutsche Telekom AG in 2009. Since then the initiative has helped some 75,000 children and young people engaged in more than 1,100 projects. The "Ich kann was!"-initiative was transferred to Deutsche Telekom Stiftung at the beginning of 2017.
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