From 4 12 July 2009 the second “Cup of Good Hope” will be hold for youngsters with different disadvantaged backgrounds from countries of all over the world. Apart from this football tournament for the young guests and their tutors shall be offered diverse intercultural meetings with local youngsters and an exciting and manysided cultural programme.
Teams of 4 youngsters who are supported or in care of acknowledged youth organizations and accompagnied by an adult group leader are invited to the "Cup of Good Hope" in the south of Hamburg by application. For each respective guest team will be arranged partnerships in Hamburg e.g. by youth clubs or parishes to assure a specifically support and to stimulate the sense of intercultural meeting and learning.
The football tournament will happen on small fields with five players consisting of girls and boys aged from 15 to 17. The youngsters of the guest teams will create a team together with their respective German partner teams. Yet it‘s not the sporting performance that is placed in the foreground. Football as medium and world language shall rather build up the scope for an international youth meeting and for the learning of team spirit, fair play and social competences. Likewise shall the sporting and common experience lead to an experience of appreciation and selfconfidence of the young participants. Important in this context is the realization of the gender mainstreaming conception by the binding participation of girls at the tournament.
An extensive supporting programme shall contribute to build up international friendships, to learn to know foreign countries and cultures, to cut down prejudices and racism as well as to present Germany as a welcoming host.
Common accommodation, meals and happenings shall underline this sense. An optimal support for the guest teams shall be assured by pedagogical professionals.
With the "Cup of Good Hope" we aim at the following sociopolitical and cultural objects:
klick e.V., association for supporting culture, communication and education (www.klick-ev.de) is responsible sponsoring organization for the “Cup of Good Hope".