AFC Dream Asia Foundation supports enhanced safety standards in Mongolian schools
Ulaanbaatar: The AFC Dream Asia Foundation is supporting the safety of students in Mongolia by working with its partners the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Mongolian Football Federation (MFF).
Through the “Increasing Safety Standards in Schools by Empowering Education Professionals” project, 80 schools in the capital including trained football coaches, schoolteachers and social workers were given training in first aid, road safety, child protection and water, sanitation, and hygiene practices.
Thimphu: The Bhutan Football Federation (BFF), with support of the AFC Dream Asia Foundation, has launched an awareness campaign leveraging on the power of football to improve mental and physical health as part of their continued efforts to help youths in the country who are in conflict with the law.
BFF, together with their partner Nashoen Lamtoen, used football as a unifying force for the outreach of convicted youths, who are often subjected to abuse, neglect and have been marginalised by society.
Football for all abilities takes centrestage in West Asia
Amman: The West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) and Para Football facilitated a series of development workshops to support the Member Associations (MAs) in their pursuit of football for all and establishing Para Football programmes. The series of workshops was attended by a wide range of participants, including representatives from majority of the MAs in West Asia, FIFA, and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
Freddy Farhat, Business Development Manager for Para Football commented: “This project is the start of a better tomorrow for Para Football in West Asia, and we hope that the positive impact and reaction received from the participating football associations will spark an equal opportunity for all players with disabilities in the region.
Young leaders benefit from ISF-AFC Dream Asia Legacy Project
Phnom Penh: The AFC Dream Asia Foundation in collaboration with Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) has trained more than 200 reliable coaches and young leaders across Cambodia through the ISF-AFC Dream Asia Legacy Project.
ISF launched two programmes in 2020 - the Young Coach Development Pathway and Continuous Coach Development Pathway – which continues to educate young people, regardless of their background, with football-related knowledge and prevalent social issues.
Hiroshima: The Japan Inclusive Football Federation (JIFF), with the support of the AFC Dream Asia Foundation, focused on bringing joy to participants regardless of their abilities by organising a virtual Inclusive Football Festa in January.
A total of 79 participants consisting of elementary and junior high school students along with their parents joined the programme, which was also attended by the Morisaki twins and former Sanfrecce Hiroshima players Koji, an ambassador for the club and Kazuyuki, the relations manager for Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
‘Feed the Hungry’ leaves profound impact on affected communities in Nepal
Kathmandu: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) commitment to enhance the lives of marginalised communities was further underlined through the successful completion of the ‘Feed the Hungry’ campaign, which was organised by the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and Shelter Ashraya Nepal (SAN).
Funded by the AFC Dream Asia Foundation, the ‘Feed the Hungry’ project, which aimed to provide food for marginalised children and communities in Nepal, whose plight were further impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reached those in need from targeted districts, including 60 families from the Jhapa district and 480 families from Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.
Guam’s youth national team players earn AFC Social Responsibility Ambassador certificates
Harmon: Four of Guam’s youth national team players were officially recognised as Guam’s first-ever AFC Youth Social Responsibility Ambassadors following a certificate presentation Friday afternoon at the Guam Football Association National Training Center’s Lecture Hall.
Kiarra Hutcherson, Samantha Kenney, Kai Pahl, and Alexander Stenson all earned their certificates after engaging in the AFC-Aurora e-Goal Programme, a virtual event with other participants from the region over three weeks beginning Sept. 21 last year and completing all programme requirements.