While talking to the social workers at the refugee home in Horrem, they made clear to us that what the refugees and asylum seekers – especially the men – desperately needed was an indoor place where they were allowed to play football on a regular basis.
After contacting several people and with the support of Frau Seiche – the representative for refugees and asylum seekers in Kerpen – between 25 and 40 refugee men play football every Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm in our school gym.
Several of our former students have also joined the team making this a truly multi-cultural experience.
It was a real pleasure watching them play. I was amazed at how talented many of the men were and their sense of fair play.
Willy-Brandt-Gesamtschule Kerpen/ October 2018