Tausche Bildung für Wohnen (Exchange Education for Housing)

Contact persons

Imke Rebensburg (location manager)

Mina Mahmoudian (location manager)


Speckestraße 24
44357 Dortmund


This is us

Our vision is a society with equal opportunities for everyone, in which people are active shapers of their own lives and their living environment. Tausche Bildung für Wohnen e.V. (Exchange education for Housing) would like to demonstrate that bringing together people of different ages and genders, origins, religions, economic backgrounds and social statuses through interaction and debate can lead to mutual education for all participants. During this process, the neighborhood becomes a common creative space.


Our approach

The association Tausche Bildung für Wohnen e.V. (Exchange Education for Housing), founded in 2012, provides dedicated young people with rent-free shared rooms in structurally disadvantaged neighborhoods. As educational patrons, they promote the academic and personal development of the children in the neighborhood and offer them a second home in the so-called Tauschbars (exchange lobbies), the association's places of activity. This exchange creates a win-win-win situation for the children, educational patrons and the district, and thus a long-term perspective for the immediate region.


Our services

For children

  • Learning support for children between the 1st - 7th grade in the Tauschbar, care ratio 1:3 - 1:5

  • Pre-school program (low-threshold German lessons) and care for refugee children from the age of 5 ("Letterlinge") who do not have a place at school or daycare center.

  • Recreational care & vacation camps for all children of the project

  • Digital learning on the Data- and Child- protecting learning platform "Virtuelle Tauschbar" (Virtual Exchange Lobby) as a result of the lockdowns during the Corona pandemic

For young adults

  • rent-free living in our shared apartments for educators

  • Pocket money (for BFDler:innen | FSJler:innen)

  • Training on topics such as values and vision, leadership, pedagogical content, communication and conflict management, supervision, and team coaching.

  • Training days during the employment, e.g. career orientation, anti-racism training, child protection and prevention training, media training

  • Regular team events


For the neighborhood

  • Expansion of the local educational offers

  • meaningful use of vacancies

  • Cooperation with local projects, institutions and actors

  • Participation in district-specific working groups and committees


For parents

  • Counseling in everyday life situations & referral to specialized departments

  • Assistance with applications for education and participation and other services

  • Involvement in neighborhood festivals, district events, public open days