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June 11, 2010

Africagoal exhibits in International Football Village, South Africa

Since June 10th 2010 Africagoal has been exhibiting photos and homemade footballs in the International Football Village, Johannesburg. Over a thousand people visit the village daily many of whom visit the arts and development zone called ‘Ne Nako Africa’ (It’s time for Africa) where the exhibition stands.

The Africagoal exhibition tells of its 2006 journey and its dreams for 2010 through photos, an information panel and handmade footballs that were traded for factory stitched balls along the 2006 route. Africagoal is one of several development programs exhibited that use football to affect social change. Within the Ne Nako Africa arts and development zone it is shown how Football is being used as a central tool in health promotion, peace building, Children’s rights and education, antidiscrimination, social integration and the environment.

Several of the exhibition tents that have a strong focus on this vision are the German Development Cooperation, Youth Development through Sport Association, Department of Sport and Recreation – South Africa and the Southern African Development Community.

The International Football Village and exhibition will end on the 11th of July, as will the 2010 Africagoal project. What will not end is peoples love of football and hopefully with it the knowledge for people to improve their lives and the lives of others.

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