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10
March
2010

WhizzKids United wins at Global Sports Forum

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Africaid’s WhizzKids United has won the Global Sports Forum award in Barcelona for best Sport and Health programme!

It was shortlisted in the Sport and Health Category alongside three other organisations, covering programmes in nine countries across Sub Saharan Africa. In total eight awards were given out, looking at a range of areas from Sport and health, to education and philanthropy and co-operation through sports. The awards from the centre piece of three days of talks and presentations shared across a range of organisations and sectors.

Marcus McGilvray CEO of Africaid was delighted to win the award “We are delighted to win this award as recognition of our programme. This is a testament to the hard work that has been put in across the organisation, from our trainers in the field, to our dedicated office staff. We hope that this award will help us spread the word of our programme, and also give us a chance to network with like minded organisations to share best practice in the field.”

The Global Sports Forum is officially supported by the City of Barcelona, and is an exchange platform attracting a wide range of personalities from the world of sport. Thanks to its unique emphasis on the position of sport at the heart of modern society, the Forum is a place where people come together and debate issues, the aim being to highlight sport in all its dimensions: economic, social, political and cultural.

FIFA′s Football for Hope movement, to which Africaid is a network member, was awarded best Philanthropy and cooperation through sports award for their partneship with streetfootballworld.
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