Football for change
Children need a fair start to life. But not every child is born with the same opportunities. Football for Change aims to level the playing field for 10,000 children across the world by supporting communities where football is helping transform children’s lives.
By donating the cost of a football, fans could help create chances for child refugees in Jordan and Ethiopia to be children again, tackle issues like childhood marriage and FGM in Tanzania and Bangladesh, and show inequality the red card in Brazil and Nicaragua.
The campaign kicks off on 14th December at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea FC and Plan International are supporting children and young people living in the Azraq refugee camp, home to 36,000 Syrian refugees – 60 per cent of whom are children – on the Jordan Syrian border.
Chelsea ambassador Katie Chapman led a team of Chelsea Foundation coaches running training sessions with young people living in the camp in October 2018, while chairman Bruce Buck returned in April 2019 to meet Plan International staff and families living in the camp.