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Hope is the most important thing that people need to move forward. The slightest ray of hope can ignite the human spirit’s ability to overcome:

the power of the invisible sun

Hope is a Game-Changer – Corporate Sponsors

POLAROID

www.polaroid.com

A trusted global brand for over 70 years, Polaroid is best known for pioneering instant photography. Today, Polaroid has reinvented instant photography for the digital age and is a world leader in consumer electronics.

E&TB GROUP AND SPAIN TICKETS ONLINE


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www.spainticketsonline.es/

E&TB Group is a Destination Management Company with Office in Barcelona founded in November 2000. We are specialized in Incentive Programs, Corporate Meetings, Conferences and Events all over Spain.   We are in a magnificent position to negotiate and to contract the best hotels in Spain and to offer our clients the best possible rate. Our specialists will always suggest the best options depending on the Clients needs and budget.   E&TB Group always works with the best suppliers and guarantees the best quality and service. Our priority is to advise, suggest and make recommendations in order to satisfy any of our customer’s wishes when it comes to visit Spain during Incentive Trips, Meetings, Conferences, Fairs, Exhibitions, Congresses and Sport Events.

Hope is a Game-Changer – Program Partners

GRASSROOT SOCCER

www.grassrootsoccer.org

Grassroot Soccer provides African youth with the knowledge, life skills, and support to live HIV-free. Using an innovative HIV prevention and life-skills curriculum, they utilize the popularity of soccer to increase their impact. Soccer teams and leagues are ubiquitous structures in even the most impoverished areas. By working within this existing structure and by training role models – pro players, coaches and youth players themselves – to get the message out about healthy behavior and the risks of HIV, Grassroot Soccer has been able to dramatically increase awareness, change behaviors, and turn the tide against HIV.

ASSOCIATION DES JEUNES SPORTIFS DE KIGALI – ESPERANCE

www.streetfootballworld.org/network/all--‐nwm/esperance

The ethnic groups of Rwanda today still struggle with the legacy of the genocide in 1994. In the search for justice and peaceful coexistence, Espérance bridges the ethnic divides of Rwanda through education and social programs such as Football for Peace and Anti-AIDS.  The organization uses football not only to reconcile differences within the population, but also to raise awareness of dire issues that face young people and their communities. Football tournaments are run in conjunction with AIDS awareness activities. Over 10.000 young people are trained on the football field each year and many more partake in other Espérance activities. Participants are not just educated; they are trained to be educators themselves.

CAROLINA FOR KIBERA

http://cfk.unc.edu/

Carolina for Kibera (CFK) uses sports to teach healthy life choices and promote peace across gender and ethnic divides in Kibera.  5,280 boys and girls participate in CFK’s annual soccer tournament. Ethnic diversity is a requirement. To play in the tournament, each team much include youth of different tribes . Players learn teamwork and form strong friendships across ethnic lines. Tournament players further demonstrate commitment to community service by participating in trash clean-ups. In addition to practices and tournament, the Caught Offside initiative uses soccer as a venue to discuss reproductive health. Youth educators talk to players and game spectators about HIV/AIDS prevention in a casual, non-threatening environment.

PLAY SOCCER

www.playsoccer-nonprofit.org

A network of nationally established nonprofit organizations (PLAY SOCCER Cameroon, Ghana, Malawi, Senegal, Zambia and South Africa) affiliated under PLAY SOCCER International, the umbrella organization in the USA. The PLAY SOCCER goal is sustainable grassroot development through sport. Its year-round 48 week holistic curriculum teaches health and social life skills and football through weekly activity-based educational sessions. The program begins with young children to encourage early childhood development and life long learning. Local youth are trained as volunteer instructors, building their leadership and skills, maximizing volunteerism and community service as pillars of the organization. The program is recreational, open to all, and geared to mass participation in the most disadvantaged communities.

SPIRIT OF SOCCER

www.spiritofsoccer.net

Works in some of the most devastated post-conflict areas on earth. They focus on three areas: Social Integration and Peace Building, by training coaches & players from both sides of a conflict to work together; and on saving lives by reducing child casualties caused by landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). In 1993, Spirit of Soccer founder Scotty Lee went to Bosnia to help deliver food and medicine to frontline villages and towns affected by the devastating civil war in the former Yugoslavia. In 1996, he returned to Bosnia on a coaching trip sponsored by Arsenal Football Club. During this visit, a group of children playing football near Sarajevo Airport accidentally set off a landmine. Three of the players were killed, four others were maimed. All of them were under ten years old. Spirit of Soccer was born and has since reached thousands of children, saving lives across the world.

SOCCER IN THE STREETS

www.sits.org

A US-based non-profit organization that develops soccer, educational and life-skills programs for "at-risk" kids in underserved communities. Since its inception in 1989, it has positively changed the lives of over 125,000 kids in more than 75 U.S. cities. The experience and skills learned through its programs better prepare youth for life and create positive opportunities. It is committed to improving the quality of life for kids, their families, and their communities through its youth development programs using soccer.

LAKE TANGANYIKA FLOATING HEALTH CLINIC

http://floatingclinic.org

In an effort to help address the human, social, and economic costs of malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic (LTFHC) created Katanga Kicks Malaria 2010 (KKM), a unique, innovative, and multi-phase anti–malaria educational outreach program tailored specifically for the Great Lakes Region of Katanga Province. Positioning the Hope is a Game-Changer soccer balls in Moba Port for eventual distribution to the Health Areas was key to the soccer ball-based malaria education project. It was also a herculean task. The LTFHC successfully completed the nearly 1,000km overland journey in five days, and 400 soccer balls were delivered to KKM coaches to distribute to all the primary schools in each Health Area, as well as soccer clubs in Moba Plateau and Moba Port.