During the spring, NTEX joined as the official CSR partner for the world's largest handball club, IK Sävehof. As a partner, NTEX supports Sävehof's long-term social work with #viställerupp ( #wewillbethere), which aims to create a local community development for a healthier and more inclusive place for children and young people.
The initiative #viställerupp is a joint manifestation for various community initiatives on the theme of health, integration, inclusion and education that Sweden's elite clubs in handball are carrying out. Sävehof's work involves everything from various integration projects that will strengthen the ties between different districts, to getting children and young people in motion and educate their leaders.
– We have 250 youth leaders who train over 1 500 children and young people in our club. We are currently living in a time when many children and young people are worried about the future and we are working hard to counter mental illness by arranging activities that create fellowship and belonging, among other things, says Anette Tingets, CSR-responsible, IK Sävehof.
The more attention and resources the initiative receives, the more it can be strengthened and developed. When Sävehof came into contact with NTEX, the response was good.
– I am proud that NTEX supports such a successful club and important initiative as this. Given the circumstances, it feels more important than ever to support the sports organisations and the fantastic work they stand for, says Thomas Ström, CEO, NTEX.
This autumn, Sävehof also plans to expand the possibilities within wheelchair-adapted handball.
– NTEX talks a lot about mobility and movement in its industry. Something that we within the club also feel strongly about. I think there is a nice symbolism in it, says Anette Tingets, CSR manager, IK Sävehof.