April 15, 2021
CapMan for Good is a proud partner of Eskilstuna United, a Swedish football association with strong engagement in the local community. The association is a strong proponent of equality especially among youth from diverse backgrounds and the grassroots-level approach is a good fit with the purpose of CapMan for Good.
Eskilstuna United is deeply engaged within sustainability and drives its tangible work with sustainability and equality through the JAG2030 initiative. JAG2030 builds a more sustainable and equitable society by engaging with decisionmakers and residents of the community. Eskilstuna is a diverse municipality with around 26% of residents born outside Sweden.
One of Eskilstuna United’s tangible initiatives is Ronjabollen, an integration project that introduces football to girls aged 8-15 particularly in socioeconomically pressed neighbourhoods in Eskilstuna. The initiative encourages girls to be physically active, find purpose and context where they can develop competences outside of the home and traditional networks. In addition to achieving a sense of achievement through sports, the girls learn to build their sense of self-worth through value-based exercises. More than 60 girls per week participate in Ronjabollen-activities.