Aiming to delivereducational and sporting experiencesto children

The MY FOOTBALL KIT is a program in which companies and organizations gift self-assembly type footballs and goals to all children, thereby reducing the gap in children's experiences and contributing to two of the 17 goals of the UN's SDGs: Goal 4 "Quality Education" and Goal 12 "Responsible Consumption and Production," The program has been established with the purpose of enabling children to physically experience the pleasure of learning and sports through football. Here, they assemble, play, and repair. This is a mechanism for sustainable education that can It is a program that helps cultivate a child's vast critical thinking skills.


SDGs and companies

The MY FOOTBALL KIT started out while considering how companies around the world could best contribute to the UN'S SDGs. During a process of trial & error, we started to think about how the manufacturing technology associated with athletic balls and football-related networks in individual countries, as we had cultivated, could support two of the goals heralded in the UN's SDGs, namely Goal 4 "Quality Education" and Goal 14 "Responsible Consumption and Production. We believe this will lead to a reduced gap in children's experiences of opportunities to grow up around the world.

Joint development with the design house nendo

BALL KIT, an assembled football, was developed in a joint development with nendo and inspired by the structure of the traditional Japanese bamboo ball. This airless structure not only eliminates the need for maintenance in relation to air leaks, but also reduces shipping costs through the compact packaging of the parts. The assembled goal "GOAL KIT" can be used not only as a standard goal to insert the ball from the front, but also as an original shape. The GOAL KIT is designed to "create new games" by letting children's imagination run free, such as a handicap goal that allows children of different sizes and numbers to enjoy playing together, a goal that allows three teams to play at the same time, and a goal with squares where the ball is placed for different scores.

Education and sports

With this kit, children assemble it on their own, play with this kit with friends, and can repair the ball if it broke. By experiencing the joy of completing the ball and goal assembly and by gaining a sense of achievement in putting it together with their own hands and communicating with their friends, children can experience the joy of learning and the love of sports. The MY FOOTBALL KIT is just for play and is only a starting point in a child's learning process, which webelieve will help and see as an opportunity to broaden children's world view.

About molten

Molten, a sporting goods manufacturer, has been making and marketing basketballs, handballs, soccer balls, and volleyballs, of uncompromising quality since 1958. Molten continues to raise global standards, supplying the official game balls and sports equipment for major leagues, teams and international tournaments around the world.