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Kay - Germany


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Kay, 38 years old, was born and raised in Halle in former East-Germany. He found reading and writing difficult, but was only recently diagnosed with dyslexia. Because of he never learnt to read or write, Kay didn’t finish his studies nor manage to keep a job. In Germany, 15% of the population is at risk of poverty with an ‘at risk of poverty’ income threshold of 916 Euros per month. Now Kay is part of the Alpha + project in Halle which receives financial support from the EU. There, he is learning to read and write again.

* Data from 2008, latest data available.



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