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150 years of Neuerkerode – An inclusive village

Abkühlung beim Sommerfest in Neuerkerode
Evangelische Stiftung Neuerkerode / Klaus G. Kohn

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

Kastanienweg 3
38173 Neuerkerode – Sickte