A project in the north eastern part of Gothenburg to prevent social exclusion
This project is inspired by an initiative in Borlänge, Sweden, with Somalis playing bandy, www.somaliabandy.com. The aha-experience for the creator of this project was the fact that eight of the Somalis today are studying at collage. Sport is used supporting social integration!
Monday the 25th of May started the Crowd Funding campaign at FundedByMe.com! You now have the opportunity to be an active part in the project! The link is https://www.fundedbyme.com/en/campaign/5965/sport-for-integration/.
Pontus Berger and the creator of Somalia Bandy Patrik Andersson. Image Kajsa Kalméus
Sports have always been a way to an active life and breaking social barriers. Target area is the north eastern parts of Gothenburg and initially men at the age of 16 to 25 years. First priority is to have a team ready in October participating in the Gothenburg Floorball league.
The idea creator Pontus Berger has taken leave of absence during one and a half year from his employment to drive this project.
This project is not only focusing on sport. Sport will be used as a tool in order to support integration. By visiting companies, meeting employees, find trainee jobs and role models the target is to sow seeds for future plans and support the team members to develop their full potential!