AFC Dream Asia Award: Myanmar
Kuala Lumpur: The Myanmar Football Federation have one the 2013 AFC Dream Asia Award in recognition of the ASEAN nation’s positive initiatives in the area of social responsibility.
Myanmar is the third AFC member association to win the prestigious award following last year’s winners the UAE and Australia, winners of the inaugural award in 2010. Qatar NGO Reach Out To Asia received the honour in 2011.
The AFC Dream Asia award, which is open to individuals, corporations, NGOs and Member Associations, is given in recognition of those who share the values of Dream Asia, the AFC’s social responsibility initiative, which promotes the culture of giving and emphasises the power of football in bringing about positive change in Asian society.
“I am really happy to receive this award because it recognises the work that we do. We work for the good of football and for the people in Myanmar. This award is a reflection of how we we’ve been working hard to promote social change in society,” said Myanmar Football Federation President Zaw Zaw, who received the AFC Dream Asia Award from HRH Prince Ali Bin Ali Hussein, FIFA Vice President and Chairman of the AFC Social Responsibility Committee.
“I am sure the whole country is proud of this achievement. This shows that our work has paid off but more importantly we will keep doing what we’ve been doing from the bottom of our heart.”