A project addressing the needs of young refugees and asylum seekers by offering them a comprehensive education and training programme accompanied by socialisation activities and personalised mentoring.

Impact indicators


  • In 2014, Schlau reached more than 1,500 students. 



  • 96% of participants graduate from German secondary school within two years, which usually takes nine years of schooling. 
  • SchlaU pupils get better grades in their exams than average German students. 
  • Most of the SchlaU alumni who start vocational training complete their programmes and have a much lower dropout rate than native-born German apprentices (dropout rate is one in five for native-born Germans).


Michael Stenger.
Münchner Schulpreis (2017). Deutschen Schulpreis, the Robert Bosch Stiftung (2014). Ashoka Fellowship (2009).