150 years of Neuerkerode – An inclusive village
Our village for everyone
A place becomes a beacon for inclusion in all areas of life
It all began with a thaler: 150 years ago Gustav Stutzer, founding father of the Neuerkerode Protestant Foundation, received a donation for a new home for girls and boys with disabilities. Today, 1,300 people live and work in this village in Lower Saxony. 800 of them have disabilities. Together they make Neuerkerode a place where inclusion is not just a word. Here, people work together to produce slatted frames in the workshops, prepare meals for schools, grow vegetables, and create sculptures and paintings. And they celebrate and laugh together – whether over coffee at Biermanski’s village community centre or at a concert given by the inclusive village band, Hand-in-Hand.
Ausgezeichnete Orte 2018
Evangelische Stiftung Neuerkerode
38173 Neuerkerode – Sickte