ONLINE-TALKS TO INCREASE AWARENESS AND ACTIVATE EXISTING STRUCTURES.
IN COLLABORATION WITH OUR PARTNER, THE CLUB OF MAINZ 05, WE HOSTED A TOP-CLASS DIGITAL CONFERENCE WITH PARTICIPANTS FROM GERMANY AND NIGERIA AGO AS A STARTING POINT TO CONNECT THE DOTS AND ACTIVATE EXISTING STRUCTURES.
THIS EVEN CONNECTED LEADING PERSONALITIES FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE SOCIETY, POLITICS, SPORTS AND ECONOMY TO START WORKING ON A MUTUAL STRATEGY TO COPE WITH THE CHALLENGES ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE ARE FACING IN NIGERIA AND HOW FOOTBALL AND TECHNOLOGY CAN BECOME A SOLUTION FOR THESE CHALLENGES.
Former Bundesliga players like Sunday Oliseh and Jonathan Akpoborie emphasized the importance of perspectives for young people and how German football is precepted and builds perspectives for young players as well outlined that players who made it into professional football and changed their lives through football are now role models.
How well football is precepted in other fields of the society has been proven by leading personalities in the country.
“Football builds bridges and is the ice-breaker” said Dr. Stefan Traumann, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, who was very pleased to hear about the intended activities of Mainz in Nigeria. Friederike Möschel, director at the Goethe-Institute in Lagos could not agree more: “Football is a fantastic trigger for intercultural cooperation.”
In addition, Katharina Felgenhauer, Delegate at the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria (AHK Nigeria), reported about her experiences and insights regarding the economic cooperation between Germany and Nigeria and the respective effects of COVID-19.
These digital talks are a great starting point to connect the dots and define strategies together that foster change through football and will be continued through currently developed mutual activations.