Children help children
Since 2011 our friends in Sogn and Fjordane Football Federation on the west coast of Norway organized tournaments for the youngest players (aged from 6 to 10 years), and fundraise for children and youth in Vietnam, more specifically for Hong Tien football club and neighboring football clubs in Huong Tra district of Thua Thien Hue province.
They do various activities such as selling cakes, organizing lotteries and etc., as well as getting local businesses commit to ca. 10 cents per goal scored in the tournaments. This year the total contribution was close to 3.000 USD.
Since they started in 2011 almost 30.000 USD has been raised. Their idea is that the Norwegian children should learn that some children in some other countries do not have as much as them, and that solidarity is a pillar within the football family.
FFAV are grateful, as this gives maybe thousands of children and youth the possibility to play the beautiful game. It shows solidarity in practice, and is a leading example on how people from different countries, from different social levels, from different cultures, far from each other, still have something in common, and that the more fortunate should have a social responsibility to support.
Thanks to our good friends in Norway!