The number of participants was larger than ever, and so was the task: At the third Werhahn Social Day at Raphaelshaus, a special challenge awaited the colleagues in 2019. The center for child and youth welfare in Dormagen wanted a horseback riding and mountain bike course for sports and experiential education. “We’ll do it,” said Werhahn employees and the Board of Management, and grabbed a shovel, power wheelbarrow and vibratory plate. The office workers weren’t afraid of heavier construction equipment either, and real talent was revealed when it came to driving an excavator.
Around 250 girls and boys are cared for in various semi-inpatient and inpatient groups as well as in external residential units. They all urgently need help due to the circumstances in their families of origin. With a variety of pedagogical concepts and an integrated school, which also enables the completion of secondary school, the development of the children and adolescents is to be given a direction with perspective again.