Six young people from Bangalore, India will showcase their skills at the FIFA Football for Hope Festival in Brazil 2014.
Dream A Dream, an NGO that develops life skills amongst young people from Bangalore’s slum communities, has been chosen by FIFA to represent India at the FIFA Football for Hope (FFH) Festival 2014 to be held in Rio de Janeiro from July 2 – 10 parallel to the Football World Cup.
Dream A Dream was chosen in recognition of its contribution to advancing social development through the game of football.
The FFH Festival 2014 will bring together 32 teams from across the globe for a special event. The highlight of the event will be a public tournament on the last four days of the Festival.
Dream A Dream representing India to the world will be made up of six players (three boys and three girls), a young leader, team manager and coach.
The festival will witness intercultural exchange, opportunity to share best practices, and showcase the work of Dream A Dream.
“Dream A Dream is proud to represent India at the FIFA Football for Hope Festival,” said Vishal Talreja, co-founder and CEO, Dream A Dream.
In the picture above: Graduates from the Dream Life skills programme run by Dream A Dream all set to leave for FIFA Football for Hope Festival in Brazil