Hope hits Kenya
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A Football For Hope workshop was held in Nairobi, Kenya between 6 and 9 December 2010 with participants coming from across the length and breadth of the African continent to move for change through football.

From South Africa to Mali, grassroots orgsanisations were on hand to discuss topics crucial to the core values of Football for Hope, a FIFA initiative which uses the power and appeal of the game of football to achieve sustainable social development.

The focus of the workshop in Kenya was Learning through Exchange and focussed primarily on action planning, monitoring and evaluation, community engagement, communication and fundraising and income generation.

FIFA, streetfootballworld and Comic Relief came together with football-related social action groups such as WhizzKids of South Africa, Play Soccer Ghana and Special Olympics Namibia to help create a platform for positive change. In all there were ten organisations from Africa represented at the workshop.

Federico Addiechi, Head of FIFA Corporate Social Responsibility said: "These workshops are another integral part of the '20 Centres for 2010; campaign, essential for the long term success of the project.

“By providing the Centre Hosts with additional tools and know-how and by promoting an exchange of experiences from the management of all Football for Hope Centres, we can strengthen them further and increase the impact they already have in their communities."