The educational institution WABE eV
WABE – That’s what we stand for
The German abbreviation “WABE” stands for “Wohnen, Arbeiten, Betreuen und Entwickeln” (“living, working, caring and developing”). We accompany and support people in their development – from an early age. In this way, our actions influence and shape individual paths in life and set the course for the future of society.
Based in Hamburg, the association is an accredited provider of child and youth welfare services, a member of the Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband (Federation of German Welfare Associations) in Hamburg, Hessen and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and a member of the Forum Sozial e.V. social services organisation in Schleswig-Holstein. It was founded in 2001.
The association is non-partisan and non-denominational and recognised as a non-profit charitable organization.
Scope of services
The WABE Group (including WABE e.V. and WABE Nord) provides care to about 4,500 children in daycare centres and schools.
We operate 26 daycare centers in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Hessen and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Our WABE International School in Pinneberg-Thesdorf opened in early September 2016.
At four other school locations, we are a co-operation partner involved in the all-day school programme, providing on-site care.
In addition, our parent-child centres in Hamburg-Bergedorf and Hamburg-Jenfeld are very popular.
Values we live by
As a social institution, we have a special responsibility. That’s why we choose our values and attitudes with care. They are our conviction, our compass and what we want to pass on:
- Dignity & Appreciation
- Diversity & Trust
- Mindfulness & Resilience
- Justice & Opportunities
- Participation & compatibility