Personal stories

All the Kofoeds Schools are packed with stories of students gaining self-confidence, a meaningfull everyday life, social contact and skills these people didn't have before. On these pages you can read about their experiences at the schools.


I started to believe in myself

I am a mother of a 5 year-old child. My maternity leave finished, but the company I worked in ended its activities so I had no job to come back to.

My child is often ill, and I have tried for some time to get a job I can do from home. But in vain.

I began to loose my interest and energy for hobbies and self-education because of my family and health situation. Because of lack of time, exhaustion, tiredness, and since I only have money for basic needs and antidepressive pills.

Then I learned about Kofoeds School. I come here twice a week now. I didn’t know how to use a computer, so I chose a PC course, and I follow a course in pottery. Working with pottery has been a dream for me since I was a child, and now it will come true!

Now I look forward to be helpful in our household, for my little boy and perhaps in my future job. Because of the kind approach of the teachers and my new knowledge I started to believe in myself, and I have found myself again.

-- Lada, student at Kofoeds School Ostrava, Czech republic