Football for Development Campaign kicks for a better world, come and kick with us!

In Czech Republic starts the 7th edition of "Fotbal pro Rozvoj"

On the 15th June 2012 six young people from Kenya along with six young people from the Czech Republic will form one football team and start the 7th year of Football for Development campaign. During one month they will tour various regions in the Czech Republic and play football matches with teams composed of representatives from state, nonprofit and private sectors and celebrities. Apart from football visitors will enjoy interactive workshops, discussions, documentary films, exhibition and street performances. The campaign is supported by Czech football stars Tomáš Ujfaluši and David Rozehnal.

The campaign raises awarness about the global issues and motivates public to get involved. "Global problems as a topic are still very abstract and distant for many of us, that is what we are trying to change with this campaign. Through creating a space for young people from Kenya and the Czech Republic we want the ideas to have real shape and story. Football ground is also a great opportunity to introduce some principles of international development cooperation such as partnership, dialogue and mutual responsibility," says Lucie Juříková, Campaign coordinator.

During campaign`s Football Action Days general public may find out a link between countries such as Kenya, Bangladesh and Peru through an exhibition. The day offers to look at how our daily habits can affect the lives of people all around the world, whether as citizens, consumers, volunteers, donors or businessesmen. People can participate in interactive workshops and discuss controversial topics with young people including those from Kenya's Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA), whose mission is to empower young people to fulfil their potential and improve their lives and their communities through sport.

The campaign is organised by INEX - Association for Voluntary Activities in cooperation with youth work and community development organisations. It is supported by the Czech Development Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic under the Programme of International Development Cooperation.

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Jitka Hausenblasová
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