CAC selected the ultra-durable One World Futbol as the official ball for our 2016 programs. We teach HIV/AIDS prevention, female empowerment, conflict resolution using soccer and soccer-related games on the field. One World Futbols have changed how we run our development programs with our community partners. Knowing we have a consistent number of balls at each program allows us to develop curriculum games that can be taught year-round and address the unique social issues faced by our partners.
Most of the youth in communities where Coaches Across Continents runs programs make soccer balls out of whatever they can find: plastic bags, garbage, twine. It's too expensive to get access to a ball, particularly one which wears out or bursts from the constant use, and children are often disappointed by standard soccer balls, which are ruined within days, sometimes hours. The cost to replace traditional inflated balls used in our programs also is a drain on our resources.
By choosing to give a One World Futbol today, you can join the play movement and help ensure that disadvantaged communities in which Coaches Across Continents (CAC) works will receive an ultra-durable ball with which to educate children on key social messages the CAC program teaches. Having access to the One World Futbol also means CAC can use resources for other crucial resources and focus on delivering our programs without the hassle or worry of replacing balls ever again.
This project will use sport to educate 400,000 children in 90 communities. Following the project, they will be able challenge problems such as gender inequality, violence, drugs and alcohol abuse and HIV behavior. The project will promote community responsibility to ensure sustainable social change. Using a Self-directed Learning model, community leaders will be empowered to identify local social problems, create a program to solve these problems and implement this program with youth.