Anyone who loves to play sports know how well the game’s excitement brings people together. And this is Chevrolet’s strategy to help and rebuild communities impacted by war, disasters, or poverty through the One World Futbol Project, which has now made its way into the Philippines.
Sure, a football may not be able to feed a family, but according to Chevrolet Philippines’ President and Managing Director Atty. Alberto Arcillia, “The One World Futbol is an invention that addresses the needs of children to play and discover.”
He further explains that they are “bringing the joy of football and play to children and youth in disadvantaged communities and schools so that children can learn, grow, and interact no matter their circumstance and hopefully will build their confidence, provide direction and purpose to better their future.”
Football, otherwise known as soccer, may not be as popular as basketball here in the country, but are local groups who use the game to heal the disadvantaged youth. This is why Chevrolet Philippines donated more than 17,000 virtually-indestructible One World Futbols to local schools and communities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
These will then be distributed by the One World Futbol Project’s partner organizations, which include World Vision Philippines, SOS Children’s Village Philippines, Fairplay for All, Young Men’s Christian Association of the Philippines, Salesian Society of St. John Bosco Philippines, LBC Foundation and the Philippine Marine Corps, and Rappler.com’s “Footballs for Peace” Project.
Since the One World Futbol Project was established in 2010, nearly 600,000 One World Futbols has been shipped across Africa, Asia, Europe, and Americas, reaching more than 160 countries and impacting nearly 18 million youth. Chevrolet happens to be the founding sponsor of this project and has pledged to donate 1.5 million balls around the world.
For more info about the One World Futbol Project, visit www.oneworldfutbol.com.