The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 24 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 13-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world. As a Mercator fellow, Caroline Nehls will focus on how to use the potential of social business models for educational projects in developing countries.
Caroline Nehls, born 1987, studied Romance Studies and Educational Science (M.A.) in Germany and Spain. She conducted studies on teacher education for the Basic Education Programme at GIZ Malawi and for the Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development at UNESCO Bangkok. While completing her M.A., she founded the student association Weitblick Freiburg promoting educational projects in Germany and overseas. As a Mercator fellow, she will focus on how to use the potential of social business models for educational projects in developing countries.