How are the children and young people doing in times of the pandemic?
How satisfied are you with the offer for the offspring in the community?
And what specific wishes do you have?
Finsing's youth officers Andrea Struck (Greens) and Julia Manu (CSU) followed up these questions in a survey.
- How are children and young people doing in times of the pandemic? How satisfied are you with the offer for the offspring in the community? And what specific wishes do you have? Finsing's youth officers Andrea Struck (Greens) and Julia Manu (CSU) followed up these questions in a survey. They have now presented the results to the local council.
No friends, no sport in the club, lessons only via the Internet: “The children sat at home in lockdown and were cut off from all contacts.
Their normal life as they knew it was gone ”, Manu looked back at how the idea for the survey came about:“ We thought about how to re-establish contact. ”The young people were able to take part online and anonymously the aim of networking them with each other and with the community and asking about their wishes and needs.
You could take part from the Whitsun vacation to the end of the summer vacation.
How are the youngsters doing?
"You feel good in our community"
In response to the first question, the speakers wanted to know: “How are you doing right now?” The answers were encouraging: “They are actually doing quite well.
This is great news for us, you feel good in our community, ”said Manu.
The offer for children and young people in Finsing was rated slightly worse - with three out of five stars.
"The everyday life of children and young people is worth living, but it can still be improved," is the conclusion of the speakers.
They also wanted to know what that might look like in concrete terms: At the end of the survey, you could get rid of your wishes and suggestions.
“There came a lot of beautiful things.
For example, someone wishes that we all get along. ”A skater park, ramps, a bike route, bike paths from Eicherloh to Neufinsing, for example, a youth café, the use of the volleyball field at the school or natural and Construction playgrounds.
In addition, the youngsters want holiday and leisure activities, events, courses and projects on site, as well as open meetings in the youth room.
Incidentally, hardly any participant wants to meet virtually - “They prefer face-to-face exchanges and meetings.
So our children and adolescents are not only on the move digitally, ”said Manu happily.
Popular meeting places: playgrounds and clubs
It was also asked where the offspring meet in non-pandemic times.
They prefer their own home or that of friends (105), but many also use the playgrounds (41) and clubs (34).
"That tells us that our clubs are doing a really great job," said Manu.
Only outside of the clubs would there be a lack of meeting places for young people.
The youth rooms in Neufinsing, Finsing and Eicherloh "are not yet well known".
74 participants stated that they did not know them.
But Manu pointed out that some of them were still too young to have ever visited a youth room.
“And because of the pandemic, everything was closed for a relatively long time, so that's not surprising.
But it means for us that we have to do something to make the rooms better known again. "
Here you are in close contact with the youth leaders, explained Struck.
“We have agreed to start slowly and open once a month.
If it works, then more often. ”Initially, the speakers want to be at your side,“ but we are still looking for more young people from the age of 18 as youth leaders ”.
A total of 117 children and young people took part
For the speakers, the survey was "a first starting shot".
You have established contacts and now want to stick with it.
Michael Suhre (WGN) also pleaded for this and, like Dieter Heilmair (CSU), complimented the speakers on their commitment.
Suhre suggested bringing the topic to the committee for family, culture and social affairs: “This has a drive right now that we should use,” he said and did not receive any opposition.
A total of 117 children and young people took part in the survey - from Neufinsing (75), Finsing (29) and Eicherloh (13), girls and boys about as often.
59 participants are between 12 and 25 years old, 52 between four and eleven years.
Occasionally adults have replied on behalf of their children.