Football for disadvantaged highland children

A Vietnamese non-governmental organisation has joined with a local football club to build a football ground for disadvantaged children in Hoa Binh Province.

Muong ethnic children in Hoa Binh will have the chance to play football
The project is aimed at providing underprivileged, orphaned or homeless children with a chance to play the sport.

The project will be jointly carried out by the Research and Communication Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD), Thang Long Football Club (TL FC) and Hoteljob.

TL FC 2012 will be organised for 16 football teams that want to help the children.
By the end of the season, the winners will contribute their prize money, together with finances donated by individuals and organisations, to the construction of a football ground for Muong ethnic minority children in Mai Chau District’s Ban Khan Commune.

The move follows footsteps made by CSD’s “Faster” Project which was designed to provide disadvantaged children with a chance to play football.
Football matches will be held at weekends ranging from November 10 to December 15, 2012 at FIFA-standard football grounds.

A ceremony to announce the fixtures and tournament sponsors will take place on November 3.

The construction of the football ground is expected to be completed by the end of 2012.

The organisers will hold football training for children in Ban Khan to help them improve their health and integrate into the community.

DTI News

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