Competition among general-education schools for the sports playground. The project unites local communities and develop active healthy lifestyle

According to a study by Britain’s ChildWise, 99.8% of European children aged 11-16 have mobile phones, personal electronics devices, and constant internet access. As a result, children often spend their free time on social networks, watching video or playing computer games instead of playing outside and developing physically. There is also a lack of sport infrastructure and decreased interest in sport among children, leading to a worsening in children's fitness. On top of all that, there’s child smoking and drug and alcohol use.

The Klitschko Foundation launched the initiative “Call your friends – let’s play together!” in 2005 to combat this situation, and to this day it remains relevant.

  • 201 playgrounds
  • 135 cities and villages
    took part
  • 15505 applications

In 2017, the Klitschko Foundation received a record number of applications – 7380! – which confirms the need for sports infrastructure in educational institutions.

Call your friends - let's play together!


Participants :

Applications can be submitted by children of any age, their parents, teachers, school administrative personnel, and members of local social organizations.

How to take part?

  • Step 1: use photos or video to tell a story about sport with your friends
  • Step 2: get written permission from the director of your school to build a playground (200 sq.m.)
  • Step 3: take a picture of the proposed location (3-5 photos)
  • Step 4: wait for an answer!"


take part

Donation resources

Project financing comes from a grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation.



An online educational project for physical education teachers that will teach effective teaching methods and help to attract students to an active lifestyle, playing sports both at school and outside.

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