The Football for Hope Festival 2010 is a celebration of the social dimension of the game and the achievements of the competing organisations that are part of the Football for Hope movement. They demonstrate the power of the game on and off the pitch.
Football for Hope is a movement that uses the power of the game for social development. It is led by FIFA , world football’s governing body, and streetfootballworld, a centre of expertise that supports a global network of local organisations in the field of development through football.
During the final week of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, while the greatest players in the game are competing for the biggest prize in football, a very different international tournament will be taking place in the township of Alexandra in Johannesburg.
The Football for Hope Festival 2010 will bring together 32 delegations from organisations which are using football to effect social change around the world. These delegations will take part in a fast-paced football tournament as well as a programme of exchange and intercultural dialogue. For the first time ever, the social
dimension of the game will be integrated into an official event of the FIFA World Cup.