THE GOOD GAP

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Our Story

Individuals from non-academic homes are less likely to achieve a high level of education than individuals from academic homes. According to the OECD (Equity in Education, 2018), only about 25% of adults aged 26 and older have a higher educational attainment than their parents.

 

Both founders of The Good Gap, Isabella and Doygu, come from low-income families and have an immigrant background. They met through the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, where they were both scholarship holders, and in 2016, in light of the refugee movement, they founded TUTnet which could be described as The Good Gap's predecessor project. TUTnet was about offering free online tutoring for children and young people from socially and/or financially disadvantaged backgrounds. At that time, digitalization in schools was practically non-existent. Now, however, this has changed, partly due to the pandemic, which is why Doygu and Isabella decided to launch The Good Gap.

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Our Mission & Vision

Since our team members all come from low-income families themselves and most of them have an immigration background, we understand the barriers and inequities that young people from similar backgrounds and with different experiences of discrimination face in their education and within their career opportunities. That is why we have made it our mission to empower more young people from non-academic homes, socially disadvantaged environments, and with marginalization due to their health situation, sexual identity, or cultural, religious as well as traditional situation to achieve a high level of education and their desired career goals by providing free tutoring and matching them with career mentors.

 

Our vision is to bridge inequalities while maintaining diversity and its accompanying benefits.