Man City Legend Pablo Zabaleta and the Premier League Trophy visit Cityzens Giving Young Leaders in Mexico City to celebrate launch of expanded Xylem Water Heroes Academy

Mexico City, Mexico, September 22, 2022 – Manchester City’s world charity initiative, Cityzens Giving, and Official Water Technology Partner, Xylem, are delighted to announce the expansion of Xylem Water Heroes Academy, a global initiative in ten cities using the power of football to deal with local water challenges.
Since its launch in 2021, Xylem Water Heroes Academy has engaged over 75 younger leaders and delivered very important water schooling to greater than 6,000 young folks in five cities: São Paulo, Mumbai, Cape Town, New York City and Shanghai. The expanded community, which now additionally comprises youth-led tasks in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Cape Coast, Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne, aims to positively impact 20,000 extra younger folks over the next four years.
Graphical consumer interface<br/>Description routinely generated with low confidence” winautomationvisibilitylandmark=”true”><br/>To mark the launch, Pablo Zabaleta and the Premier League Trophy visited the El Coyolito neighbourhood in Mexico City to fulfill Cityzens Giving Young Leaders who’re utilizing the power of soccer to unravel native water issues.<br/>Despite heavy flooding and rainfall, Mexico City is facing a water scarcity.  <a href=ความหมายของเครื่องวัดความดัน than 20 million residents wouldn’t have enough water to drink for practically half the yearand one in 5 folks have access to only some hours of operating water from their faucets a week.
This venture will see Young Leaders from love.fútbol use specifically adapted soccer games to teach young individuals in the community on accountable water consumption, as properly as the significance of safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
Zabaleta took half in a youth-led soccer and water competition and engaged in a Q&A session with young participants, before learning a conventional Mexican dance.
Reflecting on his go to, Zabaleta mentioned: “Meeting the Young Leaders in Mexico City was an amazing experience. The method they’re utilizing soccer to show kids in regards to the importance of water is inventive and provoking, and it’s great to see this distinctive initiative from Cityzens Giving and Xylem expanding to extra cities. The Young Leaders are so engaged with supporting their community and to have the flexibility to contribute in a small method was a privilege.”
As a part of the activity within the nation, Young Leaders, Xylem employees and fans from Manchester City’s Official Supporters Club in Mexico City additionally joined forces to repaint the El Coyolito pitch and create a water-themed mural.
In addition, City within the Community coaches delivered training to 40 Young Leaders in Mexico City, sharing experience and data in leadership, group football and WASH. This was adopted by a three-day digital Summit, connecting Young Leaders and Xylem consultants from all ten cities to share concepts on tackling water challenges through soccer.
“Climate change continues to threaten water availability in communities across the globe,” said Austin Alexander, Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact at Xylem. “Xylem Water Heroes Academy harnesses the power of soccer and younger leaders to deal with these water challenges and make our communities extra resilient.”
Valeria, a Young Leader with love.fútbol mentioned: “We want all the youngsters right here to be aware that responsible water consumption is very important, and they should take care of it. We received coaching from Man City coaches and learnt a quantity of video games that train kids about water conservation by way of football. We are actually pleased and thankful that Man City and Pablo Zabaleta visited our community.”
Later this season, City followers may have a chance to learn extra about the 5 new Water Heroes Academy projects and vote for their favorite younger water heroes.
Caption: Pablo Zabaleta poses with Young Leaders and The Premier League Trophy at Deportivo El Coyolito in Mexico City (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
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