Kuala Lumpur: The landmark AFC-FIFA Safeguarding Orientation Webinar has successfully concluded after more than 100 participants from 46 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Associations as well as all five AFC Regional Associations (RA) joined the online programme.
The virtual webinar was staged in a four-part series where key speakers Kathryn Leslie, FIFA's Head of Safeguarding and Child Protection and Gloria Viseras, FIFA Senior Event Safeguarding Manager, shared their insights into the FIFA Guardians™ programme and toolkit launched by the world governing body in July last year.
Youth Ambassadors eager to create impact after landmark eGoal programme
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Aurora for Training and Development’s ground-breaking eGoal project, which engaged 83 Youth Social Responsibility Ambassadors from 42 Member Associations from across all five AFC Zones, drew praise from the participants in a virtual Awards Ceremony on Thursday.
Over the past two months, participants were given the unique opportunity to glean insights by some of the world’s leading guest speakers from the most reputable non-government organisations (NGOs) and will now continue their journey by engaging and inspiring fellow players by establishing a network to support development post COVID-19.
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.
Communities in Asia continue to benefit from AFC MAs' social responsibility initiatives
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s Member Associations as well as the football leagues in Asia continue to do their part through various initiatives to help communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF), the Guam Football Association (GFA), the J.LEAGUE and the Wuhan Football Association have helped by giving donations, promoting public awareness messages and opening training centres to house medical teams.
AFC strengthens Safeguarding commitment in landmark webinar
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) ambitions to ensure the highest standards of Safeguarding and the protection of children and young people across the Continent marked a landmark step forward today with the launch of the ground-breaking AFC-FIFA Safeguarding Orientation Webinar.
The first-of-its-kind webinar will engage more than 100 participants from 46 AFC Member Associations (MA) as well as the five AFC Regional Associations (RA), with the aim of widening the essential understanding on the importance, application, and delivery of safeguarding in football, while increasing awareness of the pivotal role of MAs in ensuring a safe and secure environment for children and young people.
AFC Social Responsibility efforts continue to create lasting impact across Asia
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) commitment through its AFC Dream Asia Foundation to bring much needed aid to communities across the Continent has been further demonstrated not only by the work with UNOPS and International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) but also the AFC Vice President and Chairperson of the AFC’s Social Responsibility Committee Zaw Zaw.
Zaw Zaw has been the driving force behind a 1000-bed hospital at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon through his role as chairman of the Ayeyarwady Foundation which has funded the hospital to treat those suffering from COVID-19.