Posted by on Sep 2, 2010
Related program: GAMECHANGERS | sports micro-venture fund
Nike and the Ashoka's Changemakers partnered to mobilize millions of people inspired by sport and social change to participate in an initiative that blends the worldwide obsession with soccer and Ashoka's 30+ years as a leader in philanthropy.
Changemakers Football Initiative honors Football projects in Bolivia, Guatemala, Brasil, Iraq, and the Grand Prize Global Winner Jawa Barat, Indonesia.
Building on the success of two previous collaborative competitions, "Changing Lives Through Football" brought together the next wave of leaders who are eager to find ways that sport can unleash the potential of young people, strengthen their communities, boost development, and affect change. In total 293 entrants in 60 countries submitted their innovative ideas and 12 have been shortlisted as finalists. The voting process launches today and ends August 18.