Tuesday, July 10, 2012

YOSSO United participate in football tournament in Arusha

Youth empowerment event is the youth football tournament that uniquely utilizes sports as a platform for reaching young people towards making a better future.The one month football ‘Go Green’ tournament is taking place in Arusha, Tanzania. During tournament, events such as football matches, environment awareness and leadership workshops for youth are taking place. The campaign consist not only football tournaments but also exhibitions, performances and debates about environment issues.YOSSO United Arusha team and other 16 teams of 400 children from Arusha city are participating on the event.
The competition is organized and funded by YOSSO and Youth Empowerment Foundation which is a non-governmental organization working in the sport for development and youth education.The competition gathers together children, local communities, institutions working with young people outside the framework of formal education system, coaches, teachers and organization working in environment issues as well as role models and stars in the field of football and culture.
The aims of the tournament are;
  • To promote the value of partnership and dialogue between the sport and youth development
  • To raise awareness about environment issues
  • To promote the importance of public private partnership (Sharing good practice)
  • To inspire and activate young people
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