The Football for Hope Movement was established in 2007 by FIFA and streetfootballworld as part of their strategic alliance. Its mission is to increase the impact of football as a tool for social development, peace and social change.
Harnessing the universal appeal and core values of football
Undeniably, football has a universal appeal and core values that reach across generations and cultures. Around the world local organisations are using football to overcome social challenges. Through the game, fundamental values are communicated and impulses given to inspire positive change amongst both individuals and communities. The organisations partnering with Football for Hope are clustered in five focus areas: health promotion, peacebuilding, children’s rights & education, anti-discrimination & social integration, and the environment.
Filling the movement with life
Several events set the milestones of the movement, above all the Football for Hope Festivals – as official elements of the FIFA World Cup - and the Football for Hope Forums, as high profile, practically oriented conferences on Development through Football taking place during the FIFA Confederations Cup.
The Football for Hope programme support provides funding to local community organisations. A comprehensive Monitoring & Evaluation system is being developed to guarantee quality and accurately measure results.
Supported through the Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ "20 Centres for 2010", twenty Football for Hope Centres across Africa that combine sport, health and educational facilities will be constructed.