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Jürgen Griesbeck

Back in 1994, Jürgen was shocked by the assassination of Colombian National Team player Andres Escobar after scoring an own goal at the FIFA World Cup in the United States. Since then Jürgen has founded several organizations in Colombia and Germany, to tackle mainly youth violence through football. In 2002, Jürgen took it to a global level and founded streetfootballworld, a global network of organizations that use football as a tool for change. The network has grown to 100 organizations in over 60 countries, working with close to 1 million disadvantaged youth in areas ranging from land mine risk education in Cambodia, to homelessness in the UK and the US or education for employment in Latin America, HIV/Aids prevention in South Africa and social in inclusion in Germany.