Jack Brewer Foundation, One World Futbol Project and Joyce Banda Foundation commit to deliver 11,000 virtually-indestructible footballs to youth in Malawi
Blantyre, Malawi – February 13, 2014 – Her Excellency Joyce Banda, the president of Malawi, welcomes a delegation of global ambassadors from the Jack Brewer Foundation and One World Futbol Project this week. During their trip, the group will have the opportunity to meet with the Ministry of Lands, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Agriculture as well as USA/USAID. While in Africa, the group will be further exploring economic development opportunities and introducing One World Futbol, a virtually-indestructible football, to Malawi.
“It’s a great honor for the country to receive a donation of this magnitude from our friends and partners in America,” said President Banda. “As you are aware, I have devoted my entire life to promoting women, the youth and the less privileged. These footballs will go a long way in the making of future football champions for this great country.”
“I’m deeply humbled to be able to bring so many resources to my African home as I’ve worked tirelessly over the past six years to help bring economic opportunities to the beautiful people of Malawi,” said Jack Brewer. “President Banda is my biggest mentor and role model and I thrive off her continued passion to help end extreme poverty. This trip will not only focus on bringing aid to Malawi, but our goal is to also bring real business opportunities that can add to the economic development of the country.”
“We at One World Futbol Project are tremendously excited at the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of youth in Malawi through the distribution of Chevrolet-sponsored One World Futbols to community organizations – and we are grateful for the support of H.E. President Joyce Banda as well as Jack Brewer and JBF Worldwide in making this possible,” said Eric Frothingham, chief business officer for One World Futbol Project. “We hope that this is the first of several distributions of donated balls that we will do in Malawi – and one of many that we will continue to do in countries around the world in the coming years.”
The delegation will be visiting Zomba, Mwanza and Blantyre.