Children who suffer from poverty are frequently excluded from key areas of children’s life and from participation in social life. They experience themselves as disadvantaged and think that they are less talented and less important.
HBSC study 2021/22, Result on self-efficacy expectations
HBSC study 2021/22, Result on psychological complaints
In a world that is spinning faster and faster, it is important to trust in one's own strengths. In order for future generations to be able to orient themselves and hold their own in times of change, they need a strong awareness of their individual abilities.
Co-determination and participation change the way we look at the world. This is especially true for young people at risk of exclusion, who learn to actively participate in shaping a society with equal opportunities.
Football provides a safe space for interaction away from school assessments. Here, young people feel valued and that they belong.
Young people become self-effective and discover their strengths and competences.
Playing sport together strengthens relations between the trainers and young people, and facilitates the provision of holistic, low-threshold advice, as well as long-term support. Instead of being categorised according to performance, the young people experience trust and sustainable support.
Last year, around 1.350 children and young people learned with our help how to better cope with challenging situations in everyday life. They have the empowering experience that they can rely on their abilities.
Project: Life Goals / Play Fair!
96% of all young people found a connection to the vocational and educational system after their participation in our vocational and educational coaching.
78% of the teachers agree that the Life Goals/Play Fair! project has contributed to an improved self-assessment of the pupils' own strengths and weaknesses.
87% of the participants agree with the statement: »I have learned to talk to each other and find solutions when there is a problem«.
— 448 young people
— 197 trainings / activities
— 7 teams
Girls Cup / Youth Leader Academy
— 247 young people
— 3 tournaments / 51 games
— 19 teams
— 45 young people
— 513 individual coachings
— 19 workshops
Life Goals / Play Fair!
— 1355 young people
— 155 workshops
— 113 multiplicators
Period: January – December 2022
Zahra, Youth Leader 2022
— Austrian Integration Award, 2022
— MigAward: Project of the Year (Nomination), 2022
— #BeInclusive EU Sport Award, 2019
— Initiative Found! (2nd place), 2019
— MigAward: Project of the Year (Nomination), 2019
— Helping Hands, 2018
— One of Poldi’s Eleven, 2018
— Women Integration Award, 2017
— Austrian Integration Award Sport (Recognition), 2016
Projekt: Youth Leader Academy
Jürgen Griesbeck, Founder of Common Goal / Streetfootballworld