Malaysia’s Eat Right to Play Right

Children in Malaysia are learning about the importance of healthy habits and a nutritious diet through their shared passion and love for football. “Eat Right to Play Right” encourages children at their schools and in their communities to live a healthy and active lifestyle while consuming the proper nutrients, and these things will help you excel and participate in sport.

“Eat Right to Play Right” is reaching children at selected schools, shelter homes, learning centres and community centres and aspires to partner with the local communities, schools and community-based organizations in this effort to improve child well-being across Malaysia while inspiring more grassroots football play.

The programme has also held two community coach training camps conducted by instructors from WV Malaysia and  representatives from the Football Association of Malaysia and includes health checks for local children. The three-day trainings end with a football festival that invites more than 50 children to play.

This unique four-year programme is backed by Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad, One Goal Malaysia, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), World Vision Malaysia, and Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).

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One Goal Philippines

Football, Asia’s number one sport, and an upcoming sport in the Philippines alongside volleyball is being used to promote gender equality. This One Goal Philippines programme encourages girls and boys to participate in football or volleyball at their schools ultimately equipping them with knowledge and skills that support social and human development such as leadership, nutrition and health education, and skills to help them grow their sport talents.

The programme has already been brought to three public elementary schools.

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Australia’s Young Mob Leaders

World Vision Australia’s Young Mob Leaders programme empowers indigenous Australian youth to lead healthy and active lifestyles. The programme supports the empowerment of young Aboriginal people to confidently engage with the world around them and develop strong connections within and across their communities.

Sports such as rugby, football and netball are bringing Young Mob Leaders together and teaching them skills such as leadership, confidence, teamwork, and the ability to deal with wins and loses together.

Through this programme, young Indigenous Australians can counteract the effects of a long history of discrimination and disadvantage in their communities.

“Young Mob’s changed my life for the better ... I’m stronger now in, like, who I am with my culture.” – Denise attended a Young Mob cultural retreat.

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