The Schmökerkisten (new: Schule.org) addresses one of the most pressing problems in the German education system – almost 14% of the students cannot read or write satisfactorily when graduating from school. Schmökerkisten develops professional, innovative, theme-specific language support book boxes for schools. During the 9-month pilot around 130 boxes were sold to 18 schools.
Social impact: Poor language skills lead to insufficient school results and subsequently impede post-school education and career opportunities negatively, resulting in social exclusion and in many cases youth unemployment.
Financing: For the national rollout, the social enterprise successfully secured growth capital with the help of FASE.
The case study (in German only):
Case Study Schmökerkisten 2015