The 'Arbeiterwohlfahrt' (AWO), or 'Workers' Welfare Association' is one of the six most relevant German registered non-profit welfare organizations (rechtlich anerkannter, gemeinnütziger Verband; gehört zu den sechs Spitzenverbänden der freien Wohlfahrtspflege in Deutschland) and dedicated to promoting worker welfare.
This is accomplished by pursuing social & welfare services in a wide range of fields, including elderly care; youth services; children, youth & family welfare; migration counseling; community development; and others.
Founded on 13 Dec 1919, the Federal Association of the AWO (= AWO Bundesverband e.V.) is registered in the German capital city of Berlin (core values: solidarity, tolerance, freedom, equality and justice). With approx. 238,000 staff plus 83,000 volunteers, AWO is one of the largest German employers.
For more details, please refer to the official website of the federal-level body of the AWO (www.awo.org) and explore foreign activities conducted by 'AWO International' in Asia and Central America (www.awointernational.de/en/).
As a registered non-profit association and in the spirit of "children are our future!", the ESCHBORN CHAPTER of the AWO is domiciled in the city of Eschborn, located in the surroundings of Frankfurt / Main in the German federal state of Hessen.
Founded back in 1920, AWO-Eschborn is carrying out social educational work at dedicated schools in town, i.e. Hartmutschule, Heinrich-von-Kleist-Schule and Sued-West-Schule - offering homework done under supervision for school children and is also providing for other versatile & good quality childcare provisions, e.g. classrooms for crafts and play afternoons for kids (locally well known as 'Kunterbunte Kinderbude – KUKIBU'). In addition, AWO-Eschborn is offering lunch-time child care with lunch served as a warm meal including seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Furthermore, a counseling & information service is being offered covering both, responding to general questions on social affairs and providing detailed insight into actual AWO activities.