Leila Becker, 36, Manager of Global IB Affiliates

Leila Becker (Education – Business Administration) has been the authorized manager of IB Mthiebi since September 2020. For over 10 years,Leila worked in various positions for the German IB Group, at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. Currently, she is the Manager of Global Affiliates and is responsible for IB operations in China, Georgia, and Poland. As the contact person of IB Mthiebi, she handles financial and administrative cooperation with the IB Group in Germany and worldwide. She and Nino Chikvaidze are creating a vision for the future activities and cooperation of schools for the strategic development of the IB Group.

Contact Info: Leila.Becker@ib.de

Carola Becker, 58, member of the IB Board

Carola Becker (Education – Business Administration) is a qualified social pedagogue. She is a member of the IB Board, and is responsible for international cooperation. She has been working at IB since 1991, starting out as Director of the IB Hirschfeld (Upper Lusatia). During her time there, she expanded the rehabilitation facility in Hirschfeld and established a vocational school that was subordinated to IB. From 2005 to 2013 Carola was the Managing Director of IB Dresden, and in 2011, she became the Managing Director of the IB Beteiligungs-und Verwaltungs-GmbH (IB Investment and Administrative LLC). As the Managing Director, she implemented several structural reforms in Saxony, expanding the activities of IB in the region and beyond for the purpose of facilitating the international operations of the IB Group.

IB Group and IB Mthiebi

IB Mthiebi has a long history in the IB family. Since 2008, – IB has been a business partner of the IB Mthiebi School. IB in Germany and IB Mthiebi are strong and reliable partners when it comes to offering higher education and professional schooling. IB and IB Mthiebi share common values ​​and standards of quality, and have a united understanding of education and pedagogy. IB Mthiebi is a great example of international cooperation and It quickly became one of the most successful affiliates in the IB Group.

The Internationaler Bund, IB Group

With almost 14,000 employees, Internationaler Bund (IB) is one of the largest supporters of youth and social and educational activities in Europe. Their motto is “To empower people”.

IB has established more than 700 facilities and branches in 300 different locations around the world that annually help 350,000 children, teens, adults, and seniors to plan careers and their personal lives, each offering a wide range of services. IB Group is an apolitical organization. For the purpose of international promotion, it helps people to develop without any restrictions, to form their own lives, to integrate into society, to take personal responsibility, to actively contribute to the development of society, and it encourages the desire to render individual and social support. Mutual understanding and cooperation have been key factors since its foundation in 1949, and this remains crucial to the Group even now.

Our Vision: Strengthening  Humanity

Since its foundation in 1949, IB has been committed to helping people. After World War II countless young people were left orphaned, unsheltered, and unemployed. Many of them had never gone to school and had no future prospects. The Internationaler Bund (IB) for Cultural and Social Work, as it was called at the time, set itself the goal of supporting these young people and those that came after them.

The main message of  IB has not changed since. At IB, we are committed to people, regardless of their background, social status, or past experience. IB serves for sustainable and long-term human development. Each person is considered as an enrichment to and an important part of society. In its vision, IB seeks to eliminate barriers in both human and community life and to give everyone the right to develop freely, to take responsibility, and to actively contribute to the development of society. Our Vision: Strengthening Humanity.

Our Commitment

The IB-Group is an independent non-governmental organization in the fields of youth and social work, education, and labor market services. Our objectives are to help people to develop freely, to shape their own lives, and to help them integrate into society and, to take personal responsibility; In addition, our objectives are to actively help shape the development of society, to encourage the willingness to render social support to the individual and society, and to promote international understanding and cooperation. IB operates on the basis of the European social and education policy and offers its expertise and services worldwide.      

Education. IB Schools and Universities 

The IB considers access to qualified education as the key to a stable and secure future. The IB provides basic, general, vocational, and higher education services. The IB medical academies offer courses for a variety of professions. The aim of all IB schools is to present young people with good opportunities for education and development as well as provide professional prospects in the labor market. In addition to vocational education and training, personality development is a major priority in our schools. In IB schools, in accordance with our mission statement, we also support students in critical circumstances to develop freely, live independent lives, integrate into society, take personal responsibility, and actively participate in the development of society. The schools of the IB in many places are an alternative to public schools, so students (hence their parents) certainly can make choices between different schools to be able to define their own educational processes individually.

“Bridging the gap” – This motto of IB schools offers new opportunities for many: it implies creating chains of education, for example, from vocational preparatory year to vocational training, then to vocational school, which can then be a prerequisite for starting university. IB schools also provide new educational opportunities for less-educated families or late-starters. To maintain a growing interest in IB schools, we focus on quality: we measure our success through test scores, identify challenges, and by considering the results, we take the necessary steps to refine goals for quality improvement and further development plans.

The courses of IB universities and academies are developed in collaboration with the private sector to fully meet the requirements of the labor market. The courses are based on classical, full-time learning and successful German “cooperative education” model, including management and the medical profession.