• Project: Mädchen an den Ball (translates roughly to ‘Girls kicking it’)
  • Responsible body: Education and Culture Association (BIKU e.V.)
  • Supported since 2021

The Munich-based Education and Culture Association (BIKU e.V.) organizes free football training with an integrative approach for girls with and without a migrant background under the title “Mädchen an den Ball” (rough translation: Girls kicking it).

The project started in 2007 and the football practice is now offered at six locations in Munich. During practice girls come together, interact and communicate through sport. “Mädchen an den Ball” is aimed at girls between the ages of 6 and 17, for whom there are often fewer out-of-school sports activities offered. Sport conveys new self-confidence and strengthens social and intercultural skills. The aim of the program is to give girls the opportunity to interact free of gender constraints and role models and to strip away external expectations.

In the meantime, the success of the project is so great that its reputation precedes it. Since 2023, Moving Child has also been supporting the first attempts by BIKU e.V. to establish the “Girls on the Ball” project in Bochum.

Moving Child supports BIKU e.V. by financing “trainer training” to improve trainer recruitment.

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