Tip-off for kids

Many children and young adolescents in Germany and all over the world grow up under social and material conditions which offer only limited possibilities to take part in society.

The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation supports projects and initiatives which provide admission to society through sports and physical activity and thereby enabling them to have good start-off chances for a positive development.



Thanks for your awesome bright ideas!

Wonderful bright ideas kept floating into our office right up until the May 8 deadline of “Ideen mit Köpfchen.”  Many thanks to all who participated!  We understand how much time and work it involves. And that makes us appreciate even more the fact that so many girls and boys are already taking an active part in the decision-making in their projects.  Now we ask for a little patience.  First we need to get an overview of all of the entries, and then we are going to let our Junior Experts confer.  The decision should be made by the end of June.  We’re keeping our fingers crossed!

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KLASSE KLASSE - Keen interest by the experts

klasse Klasse Messe

Playing games in class isn’t a normal teaching method. But that could change soon.  The integrated “KLASSE KLASSE” prevention game for primary schools provides teachers with stimulating and instructive game materials to playfully strengthen the life skills of girls and boys.  Elements of the curriculum can now be implemented in the school’s daily routine in a playful way that is a lot of fun. 

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"Are you rich?" - Bernd Hollerbach and Amir Shapourzadeh open up in kids' interview

Bernd Hollerbach und Amir Shapourzadeh

Yesterday the kids from the project “Football meets Culture” had the unique opportunity to visit Amir Shapourzadeh, their project’s sponsor, during his football training with coach Bernd Hollerbach. In spite of the freezing-cold weather and the low-hanging grey clouds, the kids had great fun picking out their star among the crowd of Kickers dressed in red.  They were greeted in front of the field by Ines Schlagbauer, initiator and leader of the support organization “Kickers hilft, e.V.” (Kickers help) 

 

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KIKS UP - playing games in class shows positive effects

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About 300 schoolkids from various primary schools in Bad Nauheim play the “KLASSE KLASSE” game in class every day with their teachers.  Using action and event cards, they experience playful aspects of exercise, nutrition and cooperation and actively implement them. They have a lot of fun doing it and at the same time the game enhances a community feeling in the classroom.  The kids especially like the exercise and movement segments.  “They have become more aware of being there for each other.  They have more confidence to bring things up that are on their minds and to actively come forward with their interests.”  That was the initial positive experience expressed by one teacher.

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Junior Experts looking for bright, sporty ideas

Our Junior Experts are giving away €30,000 for bright ideas in the sports realm that implement the Right of Participation for girls and boys. Decide with kids’ heads rather than over their heads:  To that end we are inviting social initiatives from all over Germany to send us their bright ideas.  Be bold and work with us to establish and expand opportunities in the sports world where young people participate in the decision-making! We’ll help you with financial support of up to €5,000. Send us your bright sporty ideas (please use this site only):  www.dirk-nowitzki-stiftung.org/ideen-mit-koepfchen.

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Help on Wheels through the "RheinFlanke"

Rheinflanke Bus

The inhabitants of the emergency accommodations in Porz-Eil marvel as a bright yellow bus rolls onto the site where many refugee families are housed.  Many of them are already familiar with the bus and run towards it eagerly.  They know it brings an energizing change of pace in their daily lives. The big converted bus is not only loaded with plenty of games but also with books and learning materials.

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