As we approach the end of 2019, here’s a brief run-down of some stand-out moments from recent weeks.
Back in June, AFDP Global partnered with Soccer Without Borders (SWB) to train new coaches at SWB’s Learning Centre in Kampala, Uganda. This will ensure the long-term sustainability of the Learning Centre which offers football-based education programmes for young refugees, six days a week, 44 weeks a year. Recently, the Learning Centre ran a refresher for coaches focussed on conflict resolution with the aim of developing communities and restoring relationships. At the conclusion of the training day, coaches were presented with new jerseys featuring SWB and AFDP Global’s logos. They were also given the opportunity to reflect on their achievements and plan for the second half of the season, setting tangible goals to work towards in 2020. A follow-up session is scheduled for this month. In ensuring that coaches receive the right tools and training, the future of the Kampala learning centre looks bright.
Closer to home, CEO JF Cecillon, CFO Marion Vayson de Pradenne and Project Manager Abdullah Suleiman headed to Geneva to attend the Centre for Sport and Human Rights’s annual Sporting Chance Forum. Delivered in partnership with the International Labour Organisation, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Office in Geneva, the event was an opportunity to reflect on current efforts to protect athletes and uphold human rights in world sport. The Forum provided a valuable space for AFDP Global to develop and strengthen key relationships for future work on our #FearlessFootball campaign in the new year.
The groundwork is already being laid for projects in new territories for 2020, as we continue to grow our footprint and develop new partnerships in communities in need worldwide. More updates to follow!