A child’s job is to be a child; to laugh, to smile, to play. However, in many poverty stricken and war torn areas of the world, that is not so easy. The OneWorld, One Futbol campaign has set out to make sure that kids have the opportunity to play through the gift of the game of soccer. They are working to accomplish this goal through the hrough the “One World Futbol.”
Traditional soccer balls present many problems for kids in poorer areas of the world, where field are often little more than dirt and stones. Something as simple as being punctured or ruptured on a stone, or needing to be inflated with a needle can be a impossible issue to overcome. Thus, deflated soccer balls are unusable. To keep the game alive many children create “rag balls,” which are soccer balls made from trash and twine. This inspired inventor Tim Jahnigen to make a ball that was virtually indestructible, and does not require a pump. When entertainer Sting became a part of the project and help to fund things, research began, and a ball was designed that can be used on any terrain, promotes sustainability, and can also be used for other sports including volleyball or netball.
This ball promotes more than just athletic entertainment. It has the potential to give hope and joy to children, families, and any sports enthusiast across the world. Want to help out? Check out the video below!