Foundation KOLPING-FORUM Paderborn

The foundation

On 17th May 2004 the Foundation KOLPING-FORUM Paderborn occurred during a major ceremony at the historic town hall to life. The charitable foundation had to be connected from the beginning the goal of vocational training in a special way with social and cultural life. Education, life experience and cultural have become the solid pillars of the Foundation. By operated by the Foundation KOLPING-FORUM Paderborn Hotel Aspethera this idea could be from the opening in 2006 to life.

The hotel Aspethera was designed as a training hotel and later also recognized as an integration company. The function of a lived inclusion can be observed daily through the successful joint work of people with and without disabilities.

The Foundation KOLPING-FORUM Paderborn has established with the hotel Aspethera as "Berufsföderungszentrum der besonderen Art" firmly in the educational landscape. Young people get through appropriate support individual development and learning in a real operational environment.

By linking the different areas a viable and pioneering community project in Paderborn downtown has arisen.

The project was funded by an investment subsidy by the Ministry Economy and Labour of the federal land Northrhine westfalia and by the German Foundation disability Help / Aktion Mensch.