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Football for Hope

Jean-Pierre Kepseu/Twenty Ten

Trente-deux équipes de jeunes issus de communautés défavorisées du monde entier participent depuis quelques jours à Alexandra, un Township de Johannesburg en Afrique du Sud, à un festival d’éducation, de culture et de football. Ces jeunes filles et garçons, sont membres d’organisations qui adressent de problèmes sociaux à travers le football. Il s’agit des sans-abris au Royaume-Uni, des mines anti-personnel au Cambodge en passant par la prévention du sida en Afrique du Sud et l’insertion des réfugiés en Australie. Cet événement est organisé en marge de la Coupe du Monde 2010 par la FIFA et streetfootballworld. Il sera ponctué par des rencontres de football mixtes et des séances d’initiation des jeunes autochtones à la pratique de cette discipline sportive.


Football for Hope

Jean-Pierre Kepseu/Twenty Ten

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Alongside the 2010 FIFA World Cup a soccer festival in Alexandra Township took place. Thirty-two
teams of young people from disadvantaged communities around the world came together for the
tournament that was organised to raise awareness for social issues.

The boys and girls were part of lots of different organisations that address social inequalities through football. The issues they fight range from homelessness in the United Kingdom, damage done by mines in Cambodia to refugees in Australia and HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

Organisers of the tournament took the opportunity to run it in conjunction with the World Cup in order to attract more attention to their cause. There were football matches between the groups as well as training programmes for local young people to...

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