20 Centres: A real success story
Eight years ago, FIFA launched the Football for Hope programme to help the world’s most popular game bring about positive change in the lives of young people. Funding, equipment and training have been offered around the world in order to help people make a real difference to their lives. Since 2005 it has assisted with more than 250 programmes in over 60 countries dealing with issues from HIV/AIDS education to conflict resolution.
With the official opening of the Alexandra Football for Hope Centre in South Africa, the Host Country for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, FIFA is nearing completion of this regional legacy campaign. But the story does not end there.
As a result of the campaign, the centres have already been able to improve education and health services for over 70,000 young people in disadvantaged communities in 16 countries across Africa. Indeed, hundreds of thousands more youngsters will benefit from the centres in the years to come, showing the power football has in terms of social development.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Fifa - AfricaSimilar Stories