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Hertha BSC takes part in 'Shift swap' to defy stereotypes of disabilities03:36

Hertha BSC takes part in 'Shift swap' to defy stereotypes of disabilities

Germany, Berlin
October 25, 2019 at 07:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Football club Hertha BSC joined the 'Schichtwechsel' ('Shift swap' in German) action day welcoming 40 people with disabilities at their training ground in Berlin on Thursday. Organisers say they want to defy stereotypes of disabilities.

"It is about giving people from workshops a perspective, a different point of view, that they can try themselves on the general job market just for one day, completely without obligations, and of course that people are coming to us and see what we are doing," said Stephan Kersten, manager of public works at LWERK, one of such workshops.

People with disabilities had a chance to ask players about their careers and get autographs before heading to the pitch for a training session.

"A lot will be coming from it, as for the next home game - we are playing against Hoffenheim on Saturday - every game we will integrate people with disabilities into our workflow. That means they will be in the order and security service and in our VIP areas," said Theresa Hentschel-Boese, a spokesperson for Hertha BSC,

Similar events took place in various companies across Germany.

Hertha BSC takes part in 'Shift swap' to defy stereotypes of disabilities03:36
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Football club Hertha BSC joined the 'Schichtwechsel' ('Shift swap' in German) action day welcoming 40 people with disabilities at their training ground in Berlin on Thursday. Organisers say they want to defy stereotypes of disabilities.

"It is about giving people from workshops a perspective, a different point of view, that they can try themselves on the general job market just for one day, completely without obligations, and of course that people are coming to us and see what we are doing," said Stephan Kersten, manager of public works at LWERK, one of such workshops.

People with disabilities had a chance to ask players about their careers and get autographs before heading to the pitch for a training session.

"A lot will be coming from it, as for the next home game - we are playing against Hoffenheim on Saturday - every game we will integrate people with disabilities into our workflow. That means they will be in the order and security service and in our VIP areas," said Theresa Hentschel-Boese, a spokesperson for Hertha BSC,

Similar events took place in various companies across Germany.

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