Since the reunification of North and South in 1975 following the war, Vietnam has experienced fast economic growth and improved standard of living for most. However, especially the population in rural areas still struggle with poverty, disease and isolation. In collaboration with Football for All in Vietnam and other local partners, the FCSA inspires young community leaders to use the tool of football and thereby educate children on social and health-related issues.

GALLERY VIETNAM 2018/2019

Our gallery gives you the opportunity to browse through a selection of pictures of our work in Vietnam. Enjoy the best moments with our Young Coaches, instructors and children in action.

After the reunification of North and South in 1975 following the end of the American War in Vietnam, damage from the fighting extended from unmarked minefields to war-focused, dysfunctional economies; from a chemically poisoned countryside to a population who had been physically and mentally battered. Despite these challenges, Vietnam has become one of south-east Asia’s fastest-growing economies. A nation-wide health programme was established and with international support and government run initiatives, the country has made impressive progress towards improving the health status and overall standard of living of the population – mainly in cities. Rural areas, however, are still extremely poor and the country faces several health-related issues. Children in particular are at risk of getting exposed to external health threats such as general hygiene (e.g. WASH), HIV/AIDS or alcohol and drug misuse.

In addition, children and youth from rural regions and poor urban centers regularly face various forms of discirimination and abuse due to their cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. They often lack positive role models in their communities and especially girls have limited opportunities to play sports such as football, as football is still viewed as a “male sport” and “too dangerous for girls to play”.

Aiming to address these problems, the FCSA collaborated with its main local partner Football for All in Vietnam (FFAV), as well as further project partners including SOS Children’s Villages Vietnam. The Young Coach Education trained 33 young women and men to become leaders and role models for the children and youth in their communities. The education provided them with adequate tools to teach children – through football – about the social and health-related issues in their communities.

Vietnam

33
Young Coaches
39%
Females
1:2
Multiplier Effect
50
Peer Coaches
>2,000
Benefiting Children

Young Coaches

Our Young Coaches are community leaders and role models in less privileged societies. They commit themselves to support the children of the communities by conveying important social topics through football. 33 Young Coaches participated in the education in Vietnam, each of them represents a unique personal story.

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Participating partner clubs

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Main local partners

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