Deutsche Bank believes that participating in sport can help to build confidence, foster integration and develop skills, especially for underprivileged young people. The success and positive feedback of its established sports programs, such as Game Changers in the UK and PACES in Palestine, show how this method can help young people acquire the skills and aspirations necessary for a successful future. “Through sponsoring Team England we hope it can lead to greater opportunities for the young girls and the many others they will inspire along the way,” says Colin Grassie, CEO of Deutsche Bank UK.
Deutsche Bank volunteers will support the team on the Road to Rio, during the tournament and most importantly, by providing mentoring, employment training and work experience when they return home. They will work together with New Horizon Youth Centre and Independent Futures in London, which help homeless children with accommodation, employment skills and counseling services, to ensure a legacy of positive impact.
Deutsche’s commitment to Street Child World Cup is part of its Born to Be youth engagement program, which aims to help young people reach their full potential by developing employability skills, confidence and aspirations.