Good news from FIFA – Football for Hope

We are proud to announce that our project just got approved the funding 50.000 USD for the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018 from “Football for Hope Programme Support”. This is not only a big raise for our budget next year, but also an official recognition by FIFA.

“It is such a fantastic news for FFAV and all stakeholders involved in the project. We are happy because our achievements have been recognized and because FIFA’s commitment for the next two years will accommodate our support to more marginalized children in social centers and resettlement areas” happily shared Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hoa, FFAV Vice Director, when receiving the good news from Football for Hope (FFH).

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The project supporting by Football for Hope has helped FFAV to increase the outreach to the disadvantaged children and youth and be able to develop their better involvement into football system in the cooperation with Thua Thien Hue Football Federation (Hue FF). A variety of activities were organized to promote non-competitive football activities so that children in all social centers can have more opportunity to play fun football and learn important life skills. The funding support from FFH in 2017 will help FFAV and Hue FF to develop this playground for disadvantaged children and youth in the 20 Social Centers (14 old clubs and 6 new clubs) and provide the follow up training courses specific on football for people with disabilities.

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In order to ensure the financial sustainability to further develop the FFAV model, FFAV has been working hard to optimize different funding possibilities. This good news is surely a motivation for FFAV to try harder in its fundraising efforts; and we really hope this approval and recognition from FIFA will be the opening for more support in the future.

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