Childhood Cancer Survivors create their future
The conference “Living a life to the fullest”, organised as part of the Erasmus+-funded project “Create your Future” organised by die Berater®’s partner company Catro Bulgaria in Sofia brought together employers, career counsellors, trainers and young people who have overcome childhood cancer. What they need is the chance to integrate in the labour market. The conference highlighted, however, not so much the restrictions and deficiencies caused by late effects from which some survivors may suffer but which can often be overcome by a few small support measures.
Testimonials of several former patients and encouraging integration and diversity strategies of multinational companies present at the conference demonstrated the enormous potential many of these young people have and can unfold for their employers. They have all learned to cope with a severe illness and are therefore often more mature, impressing and motivated personalities than many of their colleagues who have not faced such a challenge. A strong message worth spreading…
Information for employers and career counselling materials for professionals working with the target group can be downloaded at createyourfuture-eu.org.
The project has been funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme.