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FIFA Guardians ™ / Child Safeguarding Programme
FIFA Guardians ™ / Child Safeguarding Programme

FIFA Guardians ™ / Child Safeguarding Programme

Toolkit for Member Associations: With this toolkit, FIFA has established guiding principles and minimum requirements that will help leaders and organisers in our sport to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for the youngest members of the football family.

McManaman raising awareness at home while bringing joy in Cambodia

McManaman interview module background
McManaman interview module background

FIFA Foundation

“Football unites everybody” 

Even in a world that is made much smaller by the immediate and broad sharing of information online, it is quite difficult to teach your children directly about those who are raised in a starkly different environment. The most straightforward way is to meet and engage directly with people from a range of upbringings, in order for your offspring to learn humility, and cherish what they have.

This was the method used by FIFA Legend Steve McManaman during a recent visit to the Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) in Cambodia, during which he was accompanied by his 12-year-old daughter Ella. The former Liverpool, Real Madrid and England star and his daughter spent time with visually-impaired children, and those diagnosed with HIV, who are given access to education, healthcare and sport in an effort to lift their communities out of poverty.

We spoke to the UEFA Champions League-winner about his trip to South-East Asia and the work ISF are doing with the support of the FIFA Foundation.

Even in a world that is made much smaller by the immediate and broad sharing of information online, it is quite difficult to teach your children directly about those who are raised in a starkly different environment. The most straightforward way is to meet and engage directly with people from a range of upbringings, in order for your offspring to learn humility, and cherish what they have.

This was the method used by FIFA Legend Steve McManaman during a recent visit to the Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) in Cambodia, during which he was accompanied by his 12-year-old daughter Ella. The former Liverpool, Real Madrid and England star and his daughter spent time with visually-impaired children, and those diagnosed with HIV, who are given access to education, healthcare and sport in an effort to lift their communities out of poverty.

We spoke to the UEFA Champions League-winner about his trip to South-East Asia and the work ISF are doing with the support of the FIFA Foundation.

FULL INTERVIEW
Steve McManaman in Cambodia

I come from a very working-class background in Liverpool, when I was younger I didn’t have anything - but me not having anything in that context is nowhere near the same as what I witnessed there. You have to appreciate absolutely everything that you have.

Steve McManaman in Cambodia
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360 DEGREE, TAILOR-MADE SUPPORT FOR FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT
360 DEGREE, TAILOR-MADE SUPPORT FOR FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT

FIFA FORWARD PROGRAMME

360 DEGREE, TAILOR-MADE SUPPORT FOR FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT

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Play Together. Bring Smiles.

THE FIFA FOUNDATION

Play Together. Bring Smiles.

As the world’s number one sport, football is uniquely placed to strengthen initiatives that can improve the lives of young people around the world.

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FIFA Coach Mentorship Programme

The inaugural FIFA Coach Mentorship Programme will see the likes of FIFA Women's World Cup winners, The Best FIFA Women's Coach award winners and some of the biggest names in the women's game mentor a group of up-and-coming coaches from across the globe.