Projects

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Since its inception in early 2012, AFDP has already many great projects underway right across Asia. To read more about the projects that have either been completed or have commenced, please click on your country of interest below:


AUSTRALIA

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Grassroots Roadshow for Underprivileged and Indigenous Children in Sydney

  • Pilot project run with Mr Soccer – an Australian based organization delivering fun-based football programs for children
  • 350 boys and girls in 3 low decile schools in Sydney participated in fun football activities under the guidance of trained coaches and Ambassadors from the Socceroo/Matildas
  • The 4th venue was a pre-match family fun zone before sold out A-League match involving 400 children


BHUTAN

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Introduction of Play For Life Grassroots Football

  • AFDP assisted the Bhutan Football Federation to introduce grassroots football in Bhutan with a focus on reaching out to the provinces and providing equal opportunities to the regions
  • The implementation is being done with MOE, communities and clubs and will reach over 3000 students, 200 teachers,100 schools in 33 regions
  • AFDP provided equipment for 30 of the 100 schools involved


CAMBODIA

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The Mighty Girls Select Team for Girls at High Risk for Human Trafficking

  • AFDP supports the SALT Academy in providing full-time training, housing and educational opportunities for 30 Cambodian girls
  • The project is also a talent development model forming core of Cambodian women’s national team provides female community role models
  • Our support provides for an international coach, USA exchange program, hosting of a regional tournament, and participation in the Vietnamese U-19 League


CHINESE TAIPEI

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Nationwide U-8, U-10 and U-12 leagues

  • AFDP helped the Chinese-Taipei Football Association to introduce nationwide boys and girls leagues
  • There are 4-8 leagues in the 4 regions with 8-10 teams playing throughout February-June. The 2 top teams from each local league go through to a regional knockout competition
  • The two top 2 teams from regional competition go to 3-day national finals tournament in Taipei


INDIA - MAGIC BUS

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Football Teams and Big Dreams for Marginalized Youth in India

  • Sport for Development (S4D) program run by Magic Bus reaching 250,000 underprivileged children in 4 regions of India
  • Our support provided equipment, coaching and uniforms for the most talented of these children who will be integrated into teams main stream Indian leagues and talent programs
  • A launch featuring HRH Prince Ali and AIFF President Mr Praful Patel in May 2013 saw the ceremonial handover of uniforms to the players selected for AFDP teams


INDIA - AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME

  • Run in conjunction with the Football Players’ Association of India (FPAI), the program will constitute Indian current and former national team players conducting training camps for children in their local communities
  • AFDP will provide equipment for the community sessions
  • 300 boys and girls aged 18 and under will benefit from the program through 3-4 scheduled training sessions per week
  • The program will also assist in encouraging current and former national team players in developing a career in coaching


JORDAN - WORLD REFUGEE DAY

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World Refugee Day Event in 2012 for Kids From Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Jordan

  • AFDP organized grassroots football and educational activities for approximately 500 refugee children from varying backgrounds in King Abdullah Stadium, in Amman, Jordan
  • The event was run in collaboration with Jordan Football Association, Save the Children, UNHCR, and Nobel Peace Foundation
  • The 2013 edition of the World Refugee Day saw 400 children comprising of Syrian refugees and local Jordanian kids participate in various fun grassroots football and educational activities supported by the Spirit of Soccer, AFC, UEFA, the Jordanian and Norwegian Football Federations, Save The Children, UNHCR and Cyberdodo


JORDAN - WOMEN'S FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT

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  • AFDP’s support will ensure that women’s football continues to develop in Jordan thanks to the addition of seven new grassroots centers for girls in four districts
  • The expansion will aid young female footballers through standardized training principles throughout the project.
  • The project aims to benefit 450 girls (10-13 years), 30 coaches, 20 national team players, and 100 parents


MALAYSIA

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Faisal Cup for Underprivileged and Refugee Children

  • In 2012 and 2013 AFDP supported the Dignity for Children Foundation to run football and netball tournament used to promote acceptance of other ethnic groups
  • The initiative also included pretournament training and education
  • Over 600 children and 1100 community members participated
  • AFDP’s support allowed girls football tournaments to be introduced in 2013


MONGOLIA

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Ultra-Durable balls donation in Ulaanbaatar

Together with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and One World Futbol Project (OWFP), AFDP has launched the Ultra-Durable balls donation in Ulaanbaatar. A total of 5200 Chevrolet branded balls were delivered to MFF and organizations working with grassroots and youth football in Mongolia. The ultra-durable One World Futbol never needs a pump and never deflates – even when punctured multiple times – making it ideal for play in all types of terrain and harsh environments.

AFDP has also funded the Magic Ball grassroots championship for schoolchildren and distributed UEFA-donated balls.


PALESTINE

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U-16 National Women’s Leagues

  • AFDP provided support to the Palestinian Football Association for the establishment of the first official national youth women’s football leagues in Palestine
  • The aim of organizing the leagues amongst the 19 clubs was to increase number of players in the U-16 age category in clubs across the West Bank


PHILIPPINES

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Kasibulan Grassroots Program

  • AFDP supported a nationwide grassroots program for 6-12 year old children in 33 regions, schools, regional football associations and clubs
  • To date, 47,860 kids and 7,521 coaches have participated in the program of 144 grassroots festivals
  • The launch in February 2012 was attended by HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein


SYRIA (IMPLEMENTED IN JORDAN)

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Resilience Building and Mine Awareness for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

  • Run in conjunction with Spirit of Soccer, the US State Department, the Jordan Football Association and Edgeware Consulting
  • The aim is to build resilience in Syrian children in Jordanian based refugee camps along the border by engaging them in enjoyable activities that have an education focus (eg components of landmine awareness will be included)
  • This will be a pilot project with the objective of extending learnings to Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq


TAJIKISTAN

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Youth Elite Development Program in Clubs

  • AFDP is helping the Tajikistan Football Federation to establish a youth development program focusing on high quality knowledge exchange and structural development in existing clubs through partnership with international expertise provided by RUSH Soccer Club (US)
  • In Year 1 288 girls and boys aged 10-18, and 6 trainers will benefit from the program In Year 2: 480 boys and girls aged 10-18, and 12 trainers


MYANMAR

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  • The objective is to develop a pilot for the football for development program in Myanmar
  • The project is run in partnership with Football United and the Myanmar Red Cross
  • 40 football coaches to be trained to use football as a tool to develop better health through regular training for 200 children


VIETNAM

  • AFDP’s support aids the expansion of an established project supported by the Norwegian Football Federation, which has resulted in 110 new clubs with more than 11,000 players (50% girls)
  • Primary and secondary schools in the Thua Thien Hue and Hai Phong provinces to benefit from the program by getting 3000 footballs
  • The project will inculcate crucial life skills in school children though the use of various football activities