The Schmökerkisten 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 (revenue 38k€).
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 needs: Financing is needed for the national rollout.