Networking to Bring Football (Soccer) to Rural Vietnam Children

CWS Vietnam | March 13, 2017

Children receiving the balls from CWS. Photo: CWS

Children receiving the balls from CWS. Photo: CWS

Football, which our American friends call soccer, is one of the most popular sports in the world; and in Vietnam it is called the ‘King Sport’. The game is of interest to men and women and to boys and girls alike, and it is often a school activity for student physical development. However, the chance to play football is not always open to school children in remote or disadvantaged areas of Vietnam, where CWS is working to help people – and especially children – to improve their well-being. Recently, following a meeting with the Football for All Vietnam (FFAV), CWS Country Representative Ngo Quoc Dung engaged further with FFAV staff about cooperation, which led to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) donating 500 quality standard footballs for CWS to share among 33 primary and lower secondary schools in Thanh Hoa and Thai Nguyen provinces. More than 8,000 girls and boys, and their teachers, were of course very happy about their chance to learn and play football – not long for their physical skills development but, importantly for all of life, their social skills, like learning teamwork and determination and perseverance, through sport.

Ty - CWS staff - handovered the balls to Quan Chu primary school. Photo: CWS

Ty – CWS staff – handovered the balls to Quan Chu primary school. Photo: CWS

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