The Baunataler Diakonie Kassel (BDKS) is an ecclesiastical and social welfare work corporation business with facilities and various holdings in the fields of disabled support, old people support and addiction support.
In the field of disabled support the association maintains residential facilities and registered workshops for disabled people and integration businesses in the City and Rural District of Kassel and in the Schwalm-Eder District in North Hessen, Germany. In the residential sector the association currently provides homes for over 700 disabled people.
The workshops currently provide places for more than 1300 people with mental, psychological or combined disabilities. Our aim is to enable and support the people we care for to play a full part in society and professional life. At the integration businesses we enable more than 200 disabled and non-disabled people to play a role in working life.
The Baunataler Diakonie Kassel e. V. is a member of the Diocesan Works of Kurhessen-Waldeck, an organisation of the Evangelical Church in Germany. The role in the project will be to develop training for adult people with special needs to be reporter for a press media as for example newspaper or a magazine.
This training should improve the skills in communication and work with press medias. It is an aim to enlarge the possibility for people with special needs to take part in publishing themes of own interest and aspects of inclusion out of their own personal sight of view. Workshops for easy language, acquisition of photographic skills, skills to make interviews and reports will be developed and open to interested participants. With this new method we will enlarge the skills in public communication for people with special needs.