Celebrating the nearing closure of the Football for Hope Campaign

Celebrating the nearing closure of the Football for Hope Campaign

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Nov 21, 2013
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With the official opening of the Alexandra center, FIFA wanted to take a moment to celebrate the nearing completion of the Football for Hope Campaign and its impact on the communities around Africa. Wanting to create a real social legacy after the 2010 South Africa World Cup, FIFA launched the campaign of '20 Centres for 2010’ in 2007. Its aim was to create 20 Football for Hope Centres for education, public health and community empowerment through soccer across Africa. Alexandra Football for Hope Centre was the 16th center to opened, the 4 last ones are scheduled to be completed by early 2014. Check out the Football for Hope page to have an overview of all the amazing projects built thanks to this program. Architecture for Humanity is really proud to have been part of this extraordinary venture and we would like to thank all our partners that made this project possible.

As a legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup, FIFA and streetfootballworld launched the Football for Hope program, with the aim of building 20 centers across Africa. The centers are managed by local NGOs, each having a specific program. All centers address health and education issues using soccer as a tool for development.