- Chevrolet and One World Futbol Project will donate more than 20,000 ultra-durable footballs in Myanmar
- Donation held prior to official launch of Chevrolet’s new flagship 3S showroom in Myanmar
- The One World Futbol never needs a pump and never goes flat – even when punctured.
Yangon, Myanmar: In an effort to demonstrate all things are possible through play, Chevrolet Myanmar and One World Futbol Project are donating more than 20,000 One World Futbols to 436 schools throughout the country. The schools are in Basic Education, Yangon Division from Western, Northern, South and Eastern regions. The donation will reach 270 high schools and 166 middle schools, benefitting many thousands of students.
“Many of these children are growing up in unfortunate circumstances where sometimes a game of football is the only source of happiness in their day. The joy that comes from playing football can help lift their spirits and replace despair with hope,” said U Zaw Moe Khine, Managing Director of Chevrolet Myanmar.
“Chevrolet’s support of One World Futbol Project is intended to spark a worldwide movement to give children hope out of poverty and despair with the benefits that fitness, sport and teamwork. It is also in-line with purpose and values to serve and improve communities in which we live and work around the world,” he added.
The donation is part of Chevrolet’s three-year partnership with One World Futbol Project that pledges to place 1.5 million One World Futbols with youth in war-stricken zones, refugee camps, disaster areas, and other underprivileged communities around the world. In September 2014, Chevrolet reached a global milestone with the delivery of the 1 millionth One World Futbol donated by the brand.
Additionally, the automaker also launched a global social and digital campaign called ‘What Do You #PlayFor’, a new global campaign to inspire and bring football fans closer to the sport than ever before, while making a lasting impact in places where play is most needed.
In Southeast Asia, Chevrolet has donated more than 20,000 balls to schools in the region including Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. GM Indonesia has pledged to donate an additional 5,400 balls to children in that country.
U Aung Myint, District Education Officer said, “Thank you to Chevrolet Myanmar. The children have much to look forward to, thanks to your generous contributions. It is heartening to see a global player like Chevrolet to help make a difference in these children’s lives.”
The community program is a part of Chevrolet Myanmar’s ‘Safer, Smarter, Healthier’, the three main focus areas that will guide Chevrolet’s community programs in Myanmar.
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