About The Speaker
Sara Akbulut was born and raised in Hamburg Germany and now plays football at SC Victoria Hamburg: "I grew up in a socially disadvantaged area. Through football I got the chance to meet women who had the same background as me. It was also a getaway from my daily life and a tool to empower myself and my teammates. Currently I‘m studying Educational Science and work with children with disabilities. I‘m also coaching, with Shabnam Ruhin, young girls who are suffering from the stigma from society. Through football we try to encourage these girls to become more self aware and to believe in themselves. We try to break barriers and want to show the world that girls can do anything what they want. Football changed my life in many positive ways and I hope it will for the girls too."