German Embassy supports football project for kids

Boost… The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Namibia, Christian Schlaga, was scheduled to hand over the goals, balls and ball nets, shirts, cones, pumps, whistles and medals on June 13 at the Van Rhyn Primary School to the participants of the football camps. 


In Germany, as in Namibia, football is the number one participatory sport. The German non-profit organisation Auf Ballhöhe supports children all over the world so that they can play football and develop both their sporting and social competences.

Since June, three representatives from Auf Ballhöhe – Johannes Schröpfer, Kyle Berger and Oliver Rathenow – have been busy setting up a camp for 250 boys and girls from seven schools in Katutura.

The camp takes place from June 13 – 18, and will be held at the Van Rhyn Primary School. In addition to the training camp, 20 teachers will receive training from German pro-licence coaches.

The Federal Foreign Office supports the project through the German Embassy within the framework of its international sports programme with a donation of equipment worth N$60 000.

The aim is to support the spread of broad-based sport in Namibia and contribute to the construction of a sustainable sports infrastructure.

The shared knowledge and donated materials will contribute to making sport fun to practise. This will result in the creation of a positive self-image, social awareness and intercultural competences, as well as support sustained positive societal development.

Additionally, as the UEFA European Football Championships are taking place in France in the same timeframe, the German Embassy is giving away one football shirt, signed by German National Team players.

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