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Fußball trifft Kultur

Taking an integrated, three-pronged approach that combines football, language and culture, the “Fußball trifft Kultur” (football meets culture – FtK) educational program promotes social equality and opportunities for kids in third to sixth grade from disadvantaged neighborhoods.

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Help kids benefit from educational opportunities and develop social-emotional skills

“Fußball trifft Kultur” sets children on the path to a better (educational) future. By participating in the project, kids not only improve their self-confidence and learning skills but also develop a love of knowledge and the ability to work as part of a team. Thanks to close relationships built on trust, the cooperating schools, partner clubs, teachers and coaches all pull together to make the project a success.

  • INPUT
    €5 donation
  • OUTPUT
    One child receives an afternoon of remedial tuition and football training
  • OUTCOME
    More self-confident children with better social skills who are motivated to learn and able to work in teams
  • IMPACT
    Creating more equal opportunities and inclusivity in tomorrow’s knowledge society (SDG 10)

How we get there

Together with LitCam, our partner schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods select 24 children in the 3rd–4th or 5th–6th grades. Over the course of an entire school year, participants spend one half-time period in the twice weekly program with youth coaches from the local German Bundesliga club and the other half-time period receiving remedial tuition (usually German language lessons). What’s more, we also stage cultural events. Through sport and fun, we aim to instill a love of learning in children early on in their education. The highlight of each school year is the big “Fußball trifft Kultur” tournament, in which teams from all program locations compete. Extending over two school years, the program helps kids build self-confidence, become more structured, learn more easily and benefit from positive social interaction through teamwork. As a result, we see that children from immigrant or refugee backgrounds integrate better into society. As the cherry on top, we have helped discover new footballing talents. Yussuf, for instance, from our Duisburg FtK group is now a youth player at the Fortuna Düsseldorf academy.

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Impact objectives

We want to achieve these impact objectives with you.

  • Giving kids recognition, self-confidence and a love of learning
  • Improving health through physical and mental fitness
  • Boosting social skills and the ability to work in a team
  • Increasing equal opportunities through higher-quality education

About the organisation

LitCam believes in educational equity and inclusivity. Although we launched our “Fußball trifft Kultur” program in 2007, not much has changed today, with almost 20 percent of 15-year-olds unable to read and write properly. That’s not good enough, which is why we continue striving to bring about change. Our idea is to use sport and fun, by combining football, remedial tuition and cultural events in order to motivate kids to establish learning habits early in their education. The concept took off and today we’ve partnered with 20 German Bundesliga clubs, allowing us to serve 700 kids at 32 locations in 20 cities. All of our sites follow the same program: Twenty-four kids from schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods in the 3rd–6th grades spend one half-time period in the twice weekly program with youth coaches from the local German Bundesliga club and the other half-time period receiving remedial tuition (usually German language lessons). What’s more, we also stage cultural events. The highlight of each school year is the big “Fußball trifft Kultur” tournament in which teams from all program locations compete. Extending over two school years, the program helps kids build self-confidence, become more structured, learn more easily and benefit from positive social interaction through teamwork. As a result, we see that children from immigrant or refugee backgrounds integrate better into society. As the cherry on top, we have helped discover new footballing talents. Yussuf, for instance, from our Duisburg FtK group is now a youth player at the Fortuna Düsseldorf academy. Starting in 2012, the DFL Foundation stepped up as our national cooperation partner.

Sustainable Development Goals

Fußball trifft Kultur contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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