Volunteering: In 2015, together with three of her sisters, HAWAR.help e.V., she founded a human rights organization dedicated to education integration and women's rights. Meanwhile, Hawar Help is funded by the Federal Ministry for Development and Cooperation. In 2016, she launched the project "Scoring Girls" (free soccer games and integration aid for girls with a refugee background and locals from socially disadvantaged districts). In 2017 Tuğba Tekkal received the special award "Voluntary Engagement in Sport" of the City of Cologne. In 2017 she was nominated for the Take Off Award in the special category Women's Rights with her soccer project Scoring Girls. On various stages Tekkal talks about her work as an experimenter in her role as a woman, sportswoman and German with a history of immigration.