African Youth Score With FIFA Football For Hope

African Youth Score With FIFA Football For Hope

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jun 26, 2010
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FIFA 20 Centers for 2010 from Slinky Pictures, supported by Comic Relief and FIFA.

“20 Centres for 2010” is the Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. This campaign is part of the ongoing Football for Hope Movement initiated by streetfootballworld and FIFA in 2007 to increase the impact of football as a tool for social development, peace and social change.

The aim of the centers focuses on public health, education and football across Africa. The centres will address local social challenges in disadvantaged areas and improve education and health services for young people. The Football for Hope Center in Khayelitsha is the first of the Football for Hope Centers to open in Africa.

At this weeks decisive match between Algeria and the United States FIFA President Sepp Blatter and former President Bill Clinton spoke about the program. Blatter noted the centers "ought to leave a legacy in Africa and above all in the fields of education and health”.

Football for Hope Centers

Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa
Center Host: Grassroot Soccer
Focus: Using football-based programs to educate on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention as well as on how to lead healthy lives.
Design Team: ARG Design, Cape Town, South Africa
Design Fellows: Oana Stanescu, Christine Lara and Eugene da Silva
Engineers: Henry Fagan and Partners
Contractor: Drucon Building and Roofing

Baguinéda, Bamako, Mali
Center Host: Association Malienne pour la Promotion de la Jeune Fille et de la Femme (AMPJF)
Focus: Empowering girls and young women by helping to strengthen their self-esteem and social status in the community.
Design Team: M. Youseff Berthe, Bamako, Mali
Design Fellow: Michael Heublein
Engineers: BerteCo
Contractor: Enterprise Brahima Bengaly

Oguaa Football for Hope Centre, Cape Coast, Ghana
Center Host: Play Soccer Ghana
Focus: Integrating education into health, social and football programs to promote leadership and socio-economic development.
Design Team: Joe Addo, Constructs LLC, Accra, Ghana
Design Fellow: David Pound

Katutura Football for Hope Centre, Windhoek, Namibia
In memory of Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Centre Host: Special Olympics Namibia
Focus: Providing individuals with intellectual disabilities and special needs with adequate learning facilities, HIV/AIDS awareness and assistance in job searches.
Design Team: Nina Maritz and Paul Munting, Windhoek, Namibia
Design Fellows: Jhono Bennett and Thomas Calhoun

Kimisagara Football for Hope Centre, Kigali, Rwanda
Centre Host: Espérance - Association des Jeunes Sportifs de Kigali
Focus: Supporting young people through counseling and training to overcome ethnic divides and become peace advocates in their communities.
Design Team: J-Smart, Kigali, Rwanda with Killian Doherty
Design Fellow: Killian Doherty
Additional Design Support: Seung Jin Ham, Tiffany Lau and Rui Peng

Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya
Center Host: Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA)
Focus: Educating on HIV/AIDS awareness, leadership and the environment, including organizing clean-up groups.
Design Team: Andrew Gremley, Niarobi, Kenya and Studio 610
Design Fellow: Isaac Mugumbule
Engineers: Peter Wanjau and Mike Gumbi
Environmental Consultant: Dr. Alfred Omenya

Maseru, Lesotho
Centre Host: Kick4Life
Focus: Teaching HIV/AIDS awareness including education and testing, essential life skills, personal development and work training.
Design Team: Axel Stelter
Design Fellow: Axel Stelter

Mogalakwena, Mokopane, South Africa
Centre Host: South African Red Cross Society (Mokopane Branch)
Focus: Serving social service and youth development programmes, peer education, public health, volunteer counseling and testing, and first aid.