All too often the focus on Africa shows poverty, violence and disease, but the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ host continent has far more positives to offer than such a misleading public image.

For example, the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2013 is currently taking place in South Africa, bringing together the continent’s participating countries in a colourful and joyful celebration. Yet even away from the bright lights of the tournament, life elsewhere in Africa never stops bustling.

In this Video of the Week and FIFA TV take you to Senegal, where the Play Soccer project helps give youngsters new hope of a normal life through football.