The little Surprises the staff of the Christian children – and youth work bring it in personally to the children, set them in front of the door and ring the bell. “In spite of the limitations due to the Coronavirus, we try to be there for our children and young people there. Many of them need us now more than ever”, the 44-Year-old safe.

Since 2006, the employees of the ark take care of the children and young people in the socially weak district – for two years, and there is also a house in Billstedt, in the summer, another opened in Harburg. 70 to 80 children aged from four to 13 years in children’s house, every day a warm meal, two Times a week for dinner. Since the schools in Hamburg are to be closed due to the Corona pandemic, but is also the ark. Ulrich Perrey/dpa

“Well, if it’s not what it looks like: in Spite of all we have to do at the Moment is very much,” says Jalali and leads the visitor through the light-filled rooms. In the auditorium, in which the children show off their performances, stacked boxes of donated food and hygiene items. “Most families do not have the opportunity to provide their children with three meals a day. That is why we put together boxes with the most Necessary,” says the native Iranian who came in 1983, eight years after Germany and trained operation is landlady.

Also in the youth house for teenagers from 13 to 18 years, the food stack up. At a table in the recreational activities that were offered prior to the Corona-crisis: to visit the Jump House in the Goblin city, or the Bowling alley are still. “At the Moment we are trying the children and young people via Social Media to reach channels such as Instagram and communication platforms such as Whatsapp or Zoom, to offer hands-on Videos and sports videos,” explains Jalali.

For many families in the socially vulnerable neighborhood of the initial restrictions were a great burden. Six of us “the most life-or-seven in a 3-room apartment, since conflicts are inevitable,” says the pedagogue – not to mention the refugees are still housed in containers. Ulrich Perrey/dpa

“Since the nerves are on edge,” says Jalali, the fear that at some point, domestic violence will increase. “If normal families with the education, schooling at home, have problems, how to help uneducated parents to their children with their homework?”, the 44-Year-old asks. Many families would not even have access to the Internet, let alone a Laptop for each child.

especially the students, to make this spring your statements are extremely under pressure. “Many feel a failure and have existential Fears, whether you create your high school graduation,” says Jalali. With personal calls the employees are trying to the adolescents. As Serge, the Jalali by Facetime coach. “I know you’ll make it”, makes it to the 15-Year-old courage, the power in the next week, his first General education qualification. “It is not easy to learn at home” to the young people. Nevertheless, he will try everything to create its financial statements. “Finally, I would like to be a COP,” he says proudly. I need help I would like to

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