The handcrafted footballs collected during the last four Africa Goal Campaigns have been exhibited continuously since the end of the 2018 World Cup. From July 2018 until April 2019, the balls were exhibited at the Center for Environmental Education at Hiria Recycling Park, Israel. The exhibition was opened alongside a festive event with the live world cup matches being screened in the recycling park.
The Exhibition raised awareness of the continuing plight of HIV; the Africa Goal project and its efforts to address HIV and other health issues in some of the areas most affected by HIV and least served by health providers; and the innovation of children and youth producing handcrafted footballs to enable them to play the ‘beautiful game’, a game loved widely across the continent, despite not being able to afford to buy a football. Riva Waldman, Director of the Center of Environmental Education, reported that about 30,000 visitors saw the handmade footballs over the course of the exhibition, commenting that: “The balls show us that you can find satisfaction and happiness in doing and making yourself, cut off from the habits of modern consumption, and are an opportunity to reflect on our consumption habits in an aesthetic manner that does not preach, but rather conveys a clear and empowering message.”