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Visit to JVA: Kahn motivated prisoners

Besuch in JVA: Kahn motiviert StrafgefangeneOliver Kahn supported JVA project © SID-IMAGES/TEAM2 /.

The former football goaltender Oliver Kahn gave the go-ahead for the newly-focused project "Push for a new life" in the prison of Iserlohn.

On Tuesday in the prison of Iserlohn, Iserlohn (SID) - the North Rhine-Westphalian Justice Thomas Kutschaty and the former football goaltender Oliver Kahn gave the starting signal for the newly-focused project "Push for a new life". The World Championship runner-up 2002 came as Ambassador of the Sepp Herberger Foundation of the German Football Association (DFB) in the Sauerland.

The project aims to support young prisoners and ex-prisoners with social and professional reintegration. In cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, the federal employment agency, the West Germans Handwerkskammer day, the German craft sheet, and MABiS.NeT, the Sepp Herberger Foundation organized the nationwide unique project. After the start of the pilot phase in 2008, the motivation program developed by Kahn ", you extract it!" has been integrated now.

In the prisons of Iserlohn, Siegburg, Herford, Heinsberg, Hovelhof (male prisoners) and Cologne (female prisoners) respectively eleven young people are also teams from sports officials, staff of social service and MABiS.NeT. They are accompanied by prominent sponsors of the football.

Dagmar Friday, the Chairman of the sports of the German Bundestag, praised: "'Push for a new life' is a great project that builds a bridge in the new stage of life to the youth criminal justice for young prisoners them through a commitment in the and offers new perspectives for the sport."