Liverpool FC Foundation, the official charity of Liverpool Football Club, one of the most popular football clubs in the world, is joining Right To Play in a partnership to transform the lives of vulnerable children around the world.
The multi-year partnership brings together two innovators and leaders in the fields of sport and play who will share their insights and expertise to create and implement high-impact sport and play programmes to help children rise above adversity and empower them to learn and lead.
This collaboration will focus on a number of areas including improving the quality of education and life skills for high-need children around the world, to help them to stay in school and out of work. It will also focus on teaching children how to resist exploitation and overcome prejudice, how to prevent diseases like HIV and malaria, and help them to heal from the harsh realities of war and abuse and to live safe and healthy lives. Right To Play’s partnership with Liverpool FC Foundation will begin with joint programs in Anfield and Thailand and will expand to include other countries as the partnership develops.
In Thailand, projects will focus on working with the most vulnerable children living in urban Bangkok, to develop critical life-skills including leadership, self-confidence, communication and resilience. The programs will also build and rehabilitate play spaces to ensure safe, accessible areas for young people to play and learn.
In Liverpool, the project will build upon the LFC Foundation’s existing Open Goals programme in Anfield, which provides free multi-sport sessions in local parks to help educate and engage young people in the local area.
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Right To Play UK, on Tuesday 11 June, 2019. For more information subscribe and follow https://pressat.co.uk/