In countries all around the world, a simple soccer ball has the ability to bring people together. It’s a symbol of hope, opportunity and it’s just a ton of fun! All you need are some banana leaves paired with a little friendly competition and a soccer game is born.
Soccer builds community for many children and shows them that with a ball and enough hard work, any child can achieve his or her goals. And there’s no better time to come together around the many joys of soccer than during the World Cup!
Sponsored children all around the world can’t wait to watch the games and cheer on their favorite teams! They wanted to share their spirited excitement for soccer and their favorite World Cup teams with you.
Want to know what soccer means to the kids you sponsor and why they’re getting excited for the World Cup?
A simple soccer ball and the supportive community found at a sports camp can bring transformation and incredible joy to a child’s life.
They’ll be kept safe from the threat of local gangs or even exploitation. With soccer they’ll learn teamwork, discipline, and will be presented with new opportunities.
They’ll also be so happy to make new friends and even have something new and exciting to share in their letters with you!
As the world gets ready to watch the World Cup, you can give kids the opportunity to grow through the power of sports!
Photos and story by Juana Ordoñez (Honduras and Peru) and Sara Navarro (Brazil).