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Our Concept

The Football Helps Foundation is harnessing the integrative and motivational power of football to playfully teach important values ​​to children and adolescents. Encountering on and off the pitch can build trust between children and adolescents with different ethnic self-identifications and reduce prejudice. According to the age, learning contents are conveyed playfully and motorically.

Our work promotes ... 

  • Acceptance / Tolerance / Appreciation

  • Responsibility

  • Fairness

  • Friendship

  • Peace / Nonviolence

  • Helpfulness

  • Conflict resolution skills

  • Enjoyment of life

  • Nature awareness

  • Self-determination

  • Gender equality

3 Sections of Football Helps

Throughout the year, free football tournaments and regular trainings for children and youth aged 8-17 years are held. Each year, 16 teams and more than 300 children participate in the tournaments.

Once a month, more than 200 children and young people meet to jointly carry out a charitable action for the benefit of the general public. Then there is a shared hot meal.

Once a month there is a workshop for children and youth on a self-chosen or lifelike topic. More than 100 children and young people regularly take part in the offer.

"Sport is a universal language that can bring people together, no matter what their origin, background, religious beliefs or economic status is."


 ~ Kofi Annan ~