Personal development

Our foundation promotes projects

Our foundation promotes projects that seek to foster the empowerment of children, especially those that safeguard their fundamental rights.

Children are naturally drawn to recreation and play

Children are naturally drawn to recreation and play, which are a vital part of their development. Sport, and football in particular, enables us to teach them about health and well-being, respect for differences, interculturality and the importance of education.

Football is used as a tool

Football is used as a tool for combating the isolation and social disengagement of young people with low self-esteem or who have trouble fitting into the formal education system.

In parts of the world

In parts of the world where girls are marginalised and discriminated against where education is concerned, the foundation supports projects that use football to empower them and encourage them to develop their skills.

Personal development projects

Open Fun Football Schools – Playing for Water
Giving youth and peace a sporting chance on and off the field
Supporting education in Afghanistan
Inter Campus Venezuela
From Sport to Work in the heart of disadvantaged neighbourhoods
Nederland Rotterdam 27 november 2012
De offici‘le aftrap van het project SV Gio. Kinderen uit groep 7 en 8 hebben hun contract getekend, samen met Giovanni van Bronckhorst! Met de kinderen als speler, Giovanni als coach en de ouders als supporters, gaan we met z'n allen de uitdaging aan: sporten en tegelijk aandacht voor taal, rekenen en begrijpend lezen.
Het was een geslaagde avond: kinderen konden met Giovanni op de foto en hebben zelfs hun eigen clublied voor SV Gio gezongen. 
foto: Arie Kievit
Introducing Sports for Peace Inclusion and Reconciliation (INSPIRE)
Inclusive sport for development in Bangladesh
Football for Inclusion – Everyone invited to the pitch!
Field in a Box – Rio Doce, Brazil
Field in a Box – Pirapora do Bom Jesus, Brazil
Football <b>Film Festival</b>

More on What We Do

Kinder und Jugendliche mit Behinderung des Axpo PluSport Fussballteams in den Garderoben vor dem Super League Fussballspiel zwischen dem Grasshopper Club Zuerich und des FC Lugano, aufgenommen am Sonntag, 30. April 2017 im Stadion Letzigrund in Zuerich.

 (KEYSTONE/Michael Buholzer)

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Your generous donation will help to support the various programmes run by the foundation and its partners, which are working to improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged children around the world. It also represents an important source of encouragement for everyone working on the ground. All private donations made to the foundation go straight to its operations and those of its partners on the ground.