There are still several areas in South Africa where people live in difficult conditions. Yet in Cape Town, or more specifically in the township of Khayelitsha, football is creating new hope for youngsters. It is there that the first of 20 Football for Hope centres was set up some time ago.
Both FIFA and the organisation streetfootballworld support global programs that, through football, help children and teenagers through the difficulties of growing up. The GrassrootSoccer project is one such initiative, whose focus is not solely on football coaching, but rather on social education, where the topic of health is high on the agenda.
In this video you will experience the power of football as a force for change. It brings people together and helps even the most vulnerable have the opportunity to better themselves.
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