After dedicating two diligent years to executing this project, we can proudly announce that the Alexandra Football for Hope Centre is officially opened.
Managed by Grassroot Soccer, the center will provide education, HIV prevention and public health services to the local community. The youth of the township of Alexandra, one of the poorest neighborhood of Johannesburg, now have access to a safe place to learn, grow, play soccer and become leaders of their community.
The official opening ceremony was coupled with FIFA's official close out of the Football for Hope campaign. Important personalities from FIFA and the South African government gave speeches honoring FIFA's legacy after the 2010 World Cup and celebrating the impact of the entire Football for Hope program.