AFC Dream Asia Awards winners announced in Member Associations categories
Kuala Lumpur: The Japan Football Association (JFA), Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) and Guam Football Association (GFA) have been rewarded today at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s Dream Asia Awards for their efforts in using football as a tool for social development in the three categories for AFC Member Associations – Inspiring, Developing and Aspiring.
The three categories were established in 2018 to recognise the commitment and expanding efforts of the AFC Member Associations who continue to use football as a catalyst for social development. The three Member Associations will each be rewarded with USD $15,000 for future social responsibility projects in conjunction with the AFC.
Kuala Lumpur: The Japan Inclusive Football Federation (NGO), Shell Qatar’s Koora Time Programme (Corporate) and Nepali journalist and filmmaker, Bhojraj Bhat (Individual) won the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Dream Asia Awards 2019 held in conjunction with Wednesday’s AFC Social Responsibility Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The three worthy winners, who were chosen from a record 27 strong applicants this year, will receive USD$10,000, enabling them to bolster their social responsibility programmes alongside the AFC.
Inaugural AFC Child Safeguarding Seminar 2019 concludes in Thailand
Chonburi: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) commitment to protect the welfare and safety of children across the Continent marked a significant milestone with the first-ever AFC Child Safeguarding Seminar 2019 which concluded on Tuesday in Chonburi, Thailand.
Held in conjunction with the ongoing AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019, the objective of the seminar was to expand the reach of the new FIFA Child Safeguarding Programme and Toolkit – FIFA Guardians - a major initiative launched by the world governing body in July this year aimed at assisting Member Associations and Confederations around the world to introduce stronger child safeguarding measures in football.
Kuala Lumpur: It was an experience of a lifetime for 18 boys and girls from Nepal who attended the five-day AFC-FAM-Shelter Ashraya Nepal Youth Football & Leadership Camp 2019 supported by the AFC Dream Asia Foundation.
In a collaboration between the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and Shelter Ashraya Nepal (SAN), the camp, held from July 28 to August 2, provided the children with football training and lessons on leadership, problem solving and emotional resilience.
They had the opportunity to put their training to use in friendly football competitions against other Malaysian teams.
Outside the pitch, the Nepalese children, who were in Malaysia for the first time, also enjoyed sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur as a tour was arranged for them to visit the Petronas Twin Towers and Putrajaya.
Vietnam: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Football Club Social Alliance (FCSA) have successfully completed their second joint project - The Young Coach Education programme - which trained 33 young Vietnamese men and women to become grassroots football coaches and role models in their communities and will benefit more than 2000 children.
Following close co-operation with local partners, the FCSA has conducted three education modules which provided the project participants with the tools to teach children – through football – the social and health-related issues in their communities.
Dhaka: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) continued to touch the lives of Rohingya refugees and street children in Bangladesh through the AFC’s Dream Asia Foundation supported by Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF), Coaches Across Continents (CAC), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Jaago Foundation.
The five-day programme started on June 17 with a Kids' Football Fun Festival organised for 226 Rohingya refugee children in co-operation with UNHCR. The children had the opportunity to play in a competitive and fun environment in small-sided games.
FIFA launches child safeguarding programme and toolkit
Zurich: Millions of children around the world are involved in football, almost all of whom follow a favourite team. Many children play in organised matches or kick-abouts and some also take an early interest in coaching and refereeing.
However they may be involved in the game, what these children all have in common is the right to enjoy football in a safe environment and a culture of respect and understanding.
With this firmly in mind, today FIFA launched a new dedicated programme and toolkit – FIFA Guardians™ – designed to enhance child safeguarding standards within football.