Giving up is not an option

By Sarah RaparoliLex Kleren Switch to German for original article

In the midst of lots of greenery and far away from stressful everyday life; this is how many people look for a new way to get back in touch with themselves. So why not take young people from difficult life situations into nature to free them from their usual routine. A pilot project in Luxembourg is trying to accomplish just that.

Fully packed bags hang from both bicycles, sweat flows down the tense faces. Nevertheless, we are greeted with a cheerful "Salut!". "Give us a little moment to breathe", says one of the bikers. A little later we are sitting a few metres further on a dirt road, not far from the "Bleesbréck", in the blazing heat. The tension on the faces of both can be completely understood by now at the latest.

"So, now we can begin", Max starts. "After the interview it's only eight kilometres, it'll be easy." Max's gaze turns to Jan*, who nods, visibly exhausted but still with a broad grin on his face. What sounds like a bike ride by two buddies or a trip to the countryside is actually an intense educational measure.

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