Palestine football gives a Red Card to violence against women
Palestine: The Palestine Football Association (PFA), supported by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), launched a campaign to publicise the importance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women at the Martyr Faisal Husseini Stadium in Al-Ram, Palestine.
The campaign is an initiative to end violence against women in Palestine - both on and off the field - by bringing together teams from both Beit Sahour and Al-Diar for the final round of the PFA’s Women's Cup League.
Rohingya children benefit from the power of football
Klang: The third phase of the AFC-FAM-UNHCR-JREC Rohingya Education Centre Social Responsibility Programme concluded with 140 Rohingya children benefiting from the highly successful programme at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Belah on November 23, 2019.
The AFC-UNHCR Programme, which is supported by the AFC Dream Asia Foundation in partnership with the Rohingya Education Centre (JREC), the United Nations High Commission For Refugees (UNHCR) and Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), underlines the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Vision and Mission to use the sport as a tool for social development.
And with various activities organised for the Rohingya children, the AFC-FAM-UNHCR-JREC Rohingya Education Centre Social Responsibility Programme brought joy to the children while also providing them with education and knowledge through the power of football.
AFC President pledges more support for those in need in Asia
Kuala Lumpur: Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President, pledged that the AFC will continue to use the power of football to benefit communities in need across Asia in the coming years.
Speaking at the first meeting of the AFC’s Social Responsibility (SR) Committee for the cycle 2019-2023 – chaired by AFC Vice President Zaw Zaw – Shaikh Salman said: “Unfortunately, there are many people in Asia who are living in difficult circumstances.
“The AFC believes that football can not only be a sport, but also a force to bring good and hope to so many people. We have carried out a lot of projects so far – many providing humanitarian aid – but we can still do more.
“Through the AFC Dream Asia Foundation, we know that football can make a difference and bring a positive change to people across the Continent."
Football’s positive impact gains momentum at annual Conference
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) ambitions to maximise the power and passion for football to inspire hope and strengthen communities across Asia was further underlined today at the second AFC Social Responsibility Conference 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In his opening speech, AFC Social Responsibility Committee Chairman, Mr. Zaw Zaw said: “The AFC has always placed significant emphasis on using football as an enabler for social development. Asia is a vast Continent with its unique set of challenges and by bringing everyone together, this conference aims to increase our chances for success.
“Across the Continent, we are seeing the incredible impact of football to inspire hope not only with the AFC’s activities and programmes, but through the concerted efforts of all our stakeholders - our Member Associations, NGO, as well as corporate partners.
“Our partnership is stronger than ever, and we are in the best possible position to fulfil our purpose to empower communities and ensure the game continues to create a meaningful legacy on those who need it the most.”
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.
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.
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.