Save the Children invests in childhood – not only in times of crisis, but every day – because an investment in children is an investment in the future. We work with leading companies across a variety of industry sectors on multi-faceted partnerships to benefit children and families in the U.S. and around the world, thereby creating a better future for us all.
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Since 2013, One World Play Project and Save the Children have been partners in bringing the transformative power of play to children living in disadvantaged communities around the world. Through the donation of 70,000 One World Futbols, One World Play Project and Save the Children have provided play opportunities for more than 1.8 million children.
Created by One World Play Project, the One World Futbol is an ultra-durable soccer ball that never needs a pump and never goes flat, even when punctured, making it ideal for the harsh environments where Save the Children works and where the majority of the world’s children play.
One World Play Project believes that all children should have access to resources and opportunities for play—no matter who they are, where they come from or where they live. Play is critical for the healthy physical, emotional and social development of children, especially those living in challenging circumstances.
According to Unicef and The World Health Organization, play enables children to overcome devastating loss, master fears, and develop the resilience needed to cope with stress and crisis. It helps us recover from trauma, builds community and enables hope, optimism and opportunity.
One World Futbols have been delivered to Save the Children programs around the world providing resources for education and play activities at schools and in communities across four continents.
After a massive earthquake struck Nepal in May of 2015, One World Play Project delivered a donation of One World Futbols to Save the Children programs to support their disaster response and give affected children the opportunity to play. One World Play Project has also worked with Save the Children to provide play resources to youth in Nepal, India, Philippines and Lebanon.
In Zanzibar, One World Play Project partnered with Save the Children to distribute 20,000 One World Futbols to all the schools and youth programs across the country. Working with the Zanzibar National Sports Council, our collective efforts provided more than 340,000 girls and boys with access to equipment that can withstand the harsh landscape and enable years of play. One World Futbols have also been distributed to Save the Children programs in South Sudan and Malawi, providing play resources for physical activities and additional incentives for attending school.
Through donations of One World Futbols, One World Play Project has brought much needed resources to Save the Children’s programs in cities and rural communities across North and South America. More than 26,000 One World Futbols have been distributed throughout the U.S. El Salvador, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico to provide play resources for schools, to support children in crisis and to teach life skills such as teamwork and fair play.
Please visit www.oneworldplayproject.com to learn more about this valued partner.
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Western Union Foundation
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