FIFA Football for Hope Festival - here we come!
Hello, our dear supporter!
Yet another update about the Football for Life Academy (FFLA) is here – so sit back, relax and enjoy the read as we sum up the most important news from the last 3 months.
All eyes on us as we prepare for the FIFA Football for Hope Festival
As we’ve already shared in our previous reports, the good portion of 2018 has so far been spent in sweet anticipation for the FIFA Football for Hope (FFH) Festival – an official event of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, during which, a FFLA delegation will represent the Philippines!
Of the 865 children who enrolled and completed the FFLA programme from 2016 to 2017, two female and two male players, alongside a youth leader, have been selected to travel to the festival in Russia. The FFH Festival will bring together 48 delegations from all over the world to gather in Moscow from 25 June – 05 July 2018, and will demonstrate to the football world, as well as to the general public, the impact that football can have in pursuing developmental goals such as education, health promotion, peace-building, social integration, and youth leadership.
Fingers crossed for a smooth trip and a meaningfully spent time in Moscow!
FundLife kicks-off a new financial literacy initiative for its coaches
In February, we kicked off a financial literacy initiative under the umbrella of the FFLA programme for our young mentors and community leaders. Dubbed the FundLife Savers Club, the project is designed to motivate FFLA coaches and mentors to be more responsible with their finances.
Three months into the programme and we are happy to observe that the initiative is being appreciated by the participants. In fact, several of them have already started experimenting with saving. Kudos to you, and keep up the good work!
Cebu Thirsty Cup: our annual tradition
For the 4th time, FFLA sent girls’ and boys’ teams, headed by coaches Rhobs and John Rex to Cebu to compete in the football festival’s 15th edition. All 20 children who were selected to represent FFLA have never travelled outside of Leyte. And by taking these kids and letting them experience new places, meet new faces, and play outside their world, the programme opens their minds to the possibilities brought about by setting goals, working hard, and committing to achieve. Check photos here and some personal stories of our participants here.
First ever Summer Kickoff – why not!
We officially ushered in the summer months with a football tournament designed to promote play, camaraderie, teamwork, and unity. Also, to celebrate the achievements, lessons learned from failures, new friends gained, and new experiences earned over the past school year.
Led by volunteer intern and Event Organizer, Doris Sassen from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), in partnership with FundLife International, the Summer Kickoff celebrated the start of the season by successfully bringing together 20 teams coming from different places and backgrounds, and with different experiences and stories to share.
Why don’t you check the post-tournament photos and infographic here.
Thank you for your continuous support!
FFLA delegation: World Cup 2018, see you soon!