Day 17 – Chinyama Village, Malawi (near Salima): Nail-biting Penalty Shootout Brings the Crowd to Their Feet
We found a small hoteli in Kyotera and, as we waited to find out whether they had space for us all, caught sight of a headline on the TV: ‘The World Cup and HIV’. Turning the volume up and crowding around the screen, we were hugely excited to see NBC Uganda’s report about Africa Goal in Kasekulo!
Africa Goal is proud to be partnering with One World Futball during the 2014 Campaign. Throughout the campaign Africa Goal will be distributing the “world’s most durable ball” as part of Africa Goal’s Footballs Trading concept and as prizes during partner events. The One World Futball is a nearly indestructible ball that never needs a pump and never goes flat—even when punctured multiple times. Whether for use at the beach, on the street, at home or on the roughest landscapes in the world, the One World Fotball will last for years. As an organisation One World Futball’s mission is to bring the healing power of play to youth worldwide by making, selling and distributing nearly indestructible balls that survive the harshest environments. Collaborating with sponsors, organizations and individuals, One World Futball deliver balls to disadvantaged communities where play and sport are used to foster social change.Africa Goal looks forward to the excitement on so many people’s faces…
Do you know how to make a football? This one starts off as a condom!… Another (albeit unexpected) link between football and HIV and a great reason to distribute factory standard balls through Africa Goal’s trading footballs initiative. Every football that Africa Goal collects through the trading footballs initiative is unique, made from different materials and has it’s own story…
The Africa Goal project would not be possible without the generous support and donations of organisations, companies and individuals like you. Please visit our crowdsourcing campaign page in order to help us raise funds for the 2014 Africa Goal project, using Causevox and Stripe to process credit card donations simply and securely. All funds raised from the website go towards the purchase of necessary broadcasting equipment, HIV & AIDS awareness materials being developed in conjunction with our partners, travel costs as well as footballs for trading. Through our fundraising page you can see specific items we are fundraising for. To find out more details about the project as well as specific budget details please download the 2014 Africa Goal Project Proposal. Please follow the link to support Africa Goal – we are hugely grateful for any contribution that you can make.
June 24, 2010 — The World Cup may be the biggest story in Africa, but for many who live there, getting to see a game is not always easy. Charity organizations are giving some of the continent’s most remote communities the chance to watch games on a big screen — as long as they watch an HIV/ Aids awareness campaign video first. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Awad reports from a screening in Mtiba, a fishing village in Western Kenya where HIV infection rates are among the highest in the country.