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.



KIKS UP - playing games in class shows positive effects

Klasse Klasse Logo

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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"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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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"

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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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All children have Rights!

Today is Child Rights Day! 

On November 20, 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations, guaranteeing all girls and boys protection and care as they grow up. 

Every country is obligated to actively ensure that these rights are in fact implemented.

Commemorating the anniversary of the rights of children, Goodwill Ambassador Dirk Nowitzki has pledged his support to the German government’s campaign  “Standing up for the Rights of Children” launched by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.

 

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Dirk Nowitzki Calendar now available to order!

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This high-grade wall calendar promises extraordinary shots of many of the NBA superstar’s outstanding moments year-round to all fans and friends of the Foundation.

With his unique perfect shot, this exceptional player landed in 7th place of the all-time NBA leading scorers last season.  The captain of the German National Team is also shown in emotional moments during the 2015 European Championship in his home country. Every calendar supports the projects of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, promoting equal opportunity for disadvantaged youths. In addition, with each calendar you have a chance at winning some great NIKE prizes!

Want to take a look inside? You can do so now in our online shop.

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