World Cup Champion Youri Djorkaeff participated in the “Football for Schools” project launch in Kigali on Tuesday as Rwanda celebrated becoming the 50th nation to sign up for the program.
With the integration of football-related activities into the educational system, the program seeks to increase football’s accessibility to both boys and girls worldwide.
Former South African midfielder Amanda Dlamini: “With the history of Kigali, Rwanda, and how fervently the people there are, we must begin fusing education and sport at this level. I believe this is a unique opportunity for them, but it also emphasizes the fact that these experiences can give youngsters life skills they can utilize in their jobs and their sporting endeavors. But, the lessons and life skills are unquestionably crucial “, stated Amanda Dlamini, a former midfielder for South Africa.
Fatma Samoura, the general secretary of FIFA, was also there and assisted with the program’s introduction.
Aiming to aid in the education, growth, and empowerment of almost 700 million children, FIFA’s “Football for Schools” (F4S) program works in conjunction with UNESCO.