Since 18 March, the participants of the Integration Workshop had to take leave of absence due to the general protection measures. The employees continued to work on the large premises in Knesebeck. In addition to maintenance and gardening, they used the time for the good of society and produced mouth and nose masks in large quantities. So far, more than 1 400 masks have been donated to the regional nursing service Bettina Harms, the charity Diakonisches Werk Wittingen, the Kreisvolkshochschule adult education centre in Gifhorn and the charity shop Soziales Kaufhaus Henri in Wittingen, among others. Uschi Schüller, Head of the Integration Workshop, is visibly proud of the achievement: "My special thanks go to the many people who have supported us by donating fabric. Without their donations and the commitment of our hard-working helpers and employees, we would not have been able to achieve this. In this way we too were able to make a contribution to our region during this time".
The Integration Workshop project under the auspices of the BUTTING Akademie gGmbH is a job opportunity (AGH) of the Gifhorn Job Centre. The offer is aimed at people with multiple placement constraints who receive benefits under German Social Code (SGB) II and who are able to work. The focus of the project is mainly geared towards handicraft activities.
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