Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Football Great Clarence Seedorf Helping Africa in Bali
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Football Great Clarence Seedorf Helping Africa in Bali

Using Soccer Goals to Meet the Goal of Ending Poverty in Africa, a Soccer Star Comes to Bali to Promote a Unique Fundraising Program.


Bali News: Football Great Clarence Seedorf Helping Africa in Bali
Click Image to Enlarge

(6/23/2008)

Dutch international and AC Milan soccer legend, Clarence Seedorf, is in Bali promoting his pet project Goal4Africa, a global funding mechanism and awareness campaign for educational and development programs and the promotion of football throughout the African continent. The program is endorsed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Prince Albert's Peace and Sport Foundation. Seedorf is Goal4Africa's first global ambassador.

In Africa, 40 million children do not go to primary school. This includes girls, disabled children, orphans and children living in rural areas. Nelson Mandela has devoted his life to develop education on the African continent. According to Mandela, education is the most powerful tool for changing the world and to fight poverty. Education has been crucial to his own personal development, hence his motto: "Education for all. All for education." Goal4Africa has been established to further Nelson Mandela's vision and to help realize his dream: create better education for the children of Africa.

Football4All, Education4All

Football stirs the emotions of millions of fans worldwide. Football matches are watched by more than 1 billion football fans throughout the world. Goal4Africa brings together two forces, education & football. By leveraging the power of international football, Goal4Africa wants to improve education and social development to create sustainable change and build a lasting legacy for the future of the continent of Africa.

How Goal4Africa Works

Goal4Africa's fund raising mechanism is based on a uniquely simple, yet powerful concept: funds are raised by the scoring of goals. Individuals, companies, organisations or a group of friends can make a contribution to the foundation whenever their favourite player or team scores a goal. It doesn't matter whether the goal is scored in a professional or amateur match or in a friendly game between friends. In this way, Goal4Africa activates millions of people worldwide to make a contributions.

Clarence Clyde Seedorf

Dutch international and AC Milan great, Clarence Seedorf is one of the most recognized football midfielders playing in Europe. Acclaimed for his highly-skilled game and exquisite ball control on the field, he is also known for his active role in humanitarian work, walk-his-talk lifestyle and for his approachability.

Football is the core of Seedorf's life as evidenced by his commitment to achieve his life-long goal of reaching 2010 World Cup in Africa with the Dutch team.

Surinamese born, Dutch national, world citizen, Seedorf also supports the larger vision of "profit for non-profit," meaning that the end goal of all business activities is to support his foundation, the Champions for Children, created as a promise to himself when young to do whatever possible help those in need. Through education there is the chance to give others a chance.

His passion for giving back to the world has lead Seedorf to join forces with Goal4Africa as the initiative’s first global ambassador. "It's an honor to be Goal4Africa’s first ambassador. Football is the most played sport in the world today. By harnessing its popularity and attaching a value to each goal scored, every person involved in football around the world can raise money and awareness in the fight against poverty in Africa," said Seedorf.

Other top football players who have joined Seedorf in supporting Goal4Africa are Kaká, Lampard, Maldini, van Persie, Buffon, Adebayor, Gatusso, Gerrard, Cannavaro, Eto'o, Drogba and Essien.

For more information on Goal4Africa [www.goal4africa.org]

Shown on balidiscovery.com is a picture of Clarence Seedorf who during his Bali visit joined a practice session of the Four Seasons Resort soccer team.







Soccer Story Photo

click image to enlarge


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Heinz's 100 Varieties of Indonesian Cuisine
Bookshelf: A New Approach to Indonesian Cooking by Heinz von Holzen
(10/20/2014)
We Get More Mail!
Folly has its Price. Spirited Comments of Disaffection Continue to Flow in About Bali’s Newly Renovated Airport
(10/20/2014)
Who Owns Bali’s Heritage
Legality of Badung Regency Funding of Taman Ayun Questioned by Badung Legislator
(10/19/2014)
The Gods Must be Irritated
French Climber Evacuated From Upper Slopes of Mount Agung
(10/20/2014)
Sauvetage en Mer
Bali Lifesavers Show Their Skills at International Surf Rescue Games in France
(10/19/2014)
Chefs Al Fresco in Sanur Bali
Bali Culinary Professionals to Meet at Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar on Saturday, October 25, 2014
(10/19/2014)
World Travel Agents to Meet in Bali
United Federation of Travel Agents to Meet in Bali November 16-19, 2014
(10/19/2014)
Travel May be Ebola’s Biggest Victim
Editorial: In the Unfolding Ebola Epidemic Crisis the Most Deadly Symptom May be Fear
(10/20/2014)
Human Charity – On the House
‘Together as One’ Fun Run Raises More than US$9.000 to Improve Housing for the Poor in Bali
(10/19/2014)
Passing Gas
Denpasar, Bali Mayor Joins Chorus Urging Port of Benoa Not be Used for LNG Depot
(10/19/2014)
Ignoring the Protests
Tirta Wahana Bali International to Go Ahead with Benoa Bay Reclamation Project
(10/19/2014)
Ease of Access
Indonesia Fails to Enforce Rules on Handicapped Access
(10/18/2014)
All [News]!