June 26, 2013. Nick Gates founder and Global Strategist of Coaches Across Continents is currently in Belo Horizonte, Brazil representing CAC at the FIFA Football for Hope Forum 2013 which runs from June 26-29, 2013. Nick is honored to be one of the 130 guests invited where he will join other top football for social impact practitioners to share and discuss their ideas and successes in developing new theories to better make an impact throughout the world.
It is a huge honor to be seen as one of the innovators for football for social impact and to be an invited guest to the forum. Not only will CAC be represented in Brazil, but many of our partners programs are invited guests and speakers at the Football for Hope forum. – Nick Gates
These partners include Whizz Kids United (South Africa), Vijana Amani Pamoja (Kenya), and Colombianitos (Colombia) who will all be speaking at the event. Other partners who will be attending the forum include Slum Soccer (India), Special Olympics Namibia (Namibia), and Delta Cultura (Cape Verde) where they will be able to share ideas and thoughts with the top leaders of football for social impact. It is rewarding and exciting to be partners with amazing groups like these who will be recognized at a worldwide conference.
The Football for Hope Forum will last from June 26-29 where they will highlight many topics including tackling youth unemployment, empowering girls, preventing violence, integration, and resource mobilization. The forum will compose of many workshops and discussions on these topics, and will aim to better the football for social impact in countries everywhere.