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  • Community partner: Hayal Gucu Merkezi, ANKA Sports Club
  • Social issue: Community Cohesion – at Risk Youth
  • Ambassador: Erten Gazi
  • Main life skills: Team building, confidence, decision making

About the program:

This season, Anadolu Efes Istanbul has implemented its One Team program alongside ANKA Sports Club and Hayal Gucu Merkezi, an organization that supports children from low-income families to enhance their understanding about different aspects of life. The main goal of this project, as implemented by the coaches during the on-court sessions, is to use basketball as an inclusive tool to teach the participants about the importance of avoiding any kind of discrimination in their lives, along with working on skills such as team building, confidence, time management, motivation, respect, problem solving, decision making and personal responsibility. From December 2022, a group of 20 girls and boys aged from between nine and 16 years old will take part in weekly sessions at the ANKA Sports Club’s facilities. For the second season in a row, Efes first-team player Erten Gazi is supporting the program as a One Team Ambassador. The program is supported by Efes's partners, who will provide sports equipment and water to the participants.