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E-mobility through the Eyes of a Child

E-mobility through the Eyes of a Child

The DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum recently welcomed some very special visitors: children from the children’s social services program “Die Arche” (The Ark) wanted to experience the world of e-mobility at the Group’s facilities in the capital. We accompanied them with a camera.

Where exactly is the exhaust system? Why is there such a huge battery under the car now? “How does the charging thing work?” Kids today grow up with e-mobility and have questions similar to those of adults. A good reason to show the car drivers of tomorrow how this type of drive works. A group of children from the children’s social services organization “Die Arche” recently visited a workshop at the DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum. Together with media educators, the girls and boys from grades four to six learned about the distinctive characteristics and background of e-mobility.

Socially disadvantaged children from one of the Arche locations in Berlin experienced a fascinating and age-appropriate tour of the e-mobility exhibition at the DRIVE. Volkswagen Forum. Experienced media educators worked with 15 children aged six to twelve on the topics of electric car charging and range, and let them design scenarios for their routes to school with symbol cards developed especially for the purpose.

  • Children’s and youth social services organization “Die Arche”

    The Christian children’s and youth social services organization “Die Arche” is especially committed to helping children from socially disadvantaged circumstances. The evangelical aid agency began its work in Berlin in 1995 at the initiative of Pastor Bernd Siggelkow. Currently, “Die Arche” is active in more than 20 locations around Germany, and their services reach up to 4000 children and youths. “Aid offerings like this one also make it possible for children from socially disadvantaged environments to attain a solid level of education in sustainability topics,” says Judith Siggelkow-Weber, head of the Arche location in Berlin-Friedrichshain.

“We are firmly convinced that we have to start introducing youngsters to sustainable forms of mobility at an early age. The DRIVEN BY KIDS workshops give our youngest visitors the opportunity to get to know about e-mobility as a technology of the future in a playful and creative way. We are very happy to give the Arche kids this opportunity as well.”

Liane Scheinert Head of the DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum

Volkswagen has opened up its educational services to children living in challenging social situations. Children from “Die Arche” (The Ark) organization in Berlin were invited to discover the world of electric mobility at the DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum.

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What children want to know about e-mobility

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