Mongolian school educators enhance COVID-19 prevention knowledge
Ulaanbaatar: The AFC Dream Asia Foundation in collaboration with the Mongolian Football Federation (MFF) and Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) have reached out to educators in the country to provide training on the best practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
Attended by 120 participants, the training was aimed at increasing the safety standards in schools which are vulnerable to the pandemic and to empower education professionals in the country.
Construction of Mongolia’s School No. 79 new pitch to commence
Ulaanbaatar: The construction of the new football pitch at Mongolia’s School No. 79 marked a major milestone on Monday after the Mongolian Football Federation (MFF) signed an agreement with football pitch contractors Derennaran LLC to commence the landmark project on May 10, 2020.
Supported by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Dream Asia Foundation, the proposal to build a football pitch was initiated in 2018 after tragedy struck School No. 79 when an 11-year-old male student tragically died after a goal post fell on him.
Thimphu: The Bhutan Football Federation (BFF), in partnership with the AFC Dream Asia Foundation, continues to reach out to youth conflicted with the law through Social Responsibility programmes that focus on football.
Together with their partners Nazhoen Lamtoen, BFF has mapped out a one-year plan to help convicted youths through the power of football to find a purpose and to avoid repeating offences.
UAE Pro League launches pioneering Child Safeguarding programme
Abu Dhabi: The UAE Pro League has become the first governing body in West Asia to launch a pioneering Child Safeguarding programme aimed at ensuring children can enjoy their right to play Football in a safe and inclusive environment, and preventing any risk of harm to children involved in the game.
The initiative is part of the UAE Pro League's commitment to promoting and protecting the safety and welfare of children, in line with FIFA's stated objective to ensure that involvement in Football, in any form, is a positive experience for all children.
AFC partners with IFRC to help affected COVID-19 communities
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), through its AFC Dream Asia Foundation, has partnered with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to identify and deliver direct assistance to communities whose lives have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
IFRC will focus on Asian countries who require priority assistance – Afghanistan, Malaysia, Mongolia and Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh – by providing medical services and supporting those in quarantine.
In addition, the Japan Football Association (JFA) has also generously pledged to donate their 2019 AFC Dream Asia Award - Inspiring Member Association prize to the IFRC initiatives.
Innovative ‘Social Distance Football’ launched in Cambodia
Phnom Penh: The Indochina Starfish Foundation, a partner of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), has launched an inventive format of football called ‘Social Distance Football’ which includes elements of the sport while incorporating the best health guidelines to stay safe from COVID-19.
Coaches in Cambodia mooted the idea of ‘Social Distance Football’ after watching children continue playing football despite concerns of the pandemic which has forced the suspension of the sport around the world.
Yangon: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Vice President and President of the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) Zaw Zaw on Friday launched FIFA’s Football for Schools project in Myanmar at the Yangon Football Academy attended by State Counsellor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
To support this venture, President Zaw Zaw, Chairman of the AFC Social Responsibility Committee, also announced that he has donated a further 10,000 footballs towards this initiative.