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

Mexico City, Mexico, September 22, 2022 – Manchester City’s global charity initiative, Cityzens Giving, and Official Water Technology Partner, Xylem, are delighted to announce the enlargement of Xylem Water Heroes Academy, a global initiative in ten cities using the ability of soccer to deal with local water challenges.
Since its launch in 2021, Xylem Water Heroes Academy has engaged over seventy five younger leaders and delivered important water schooling to greater than 6,000 young folks in 5 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, goals to positively impression 20,000 more young people over the following four years.
Graphical person interface<br/>Description automatically 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 satisfy Cityzens Giving Young Leaders who’re using the power of soccer to unravel local water points.<br/>Despite heavy flooding and rainfall, Mexico City is going through a water shortage. More than 20 million residents don’t have sufficient water to drink for almost half the yearand one in 5 people have access to just a few hours of operating water from their taps a week.<br/> <a href=เกจวัดแรงดันnuovafima will see Young Leaders from love.fútbol use specifically adapted soccer video games to teach younger folks in the neighborhood on accountable water consumption, as well as the significance of safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
Zabaleta took half in a youth-led football and water pageant and engaged in a Q&A session with young participants, earlier than learning a standard Mexican dance.
Reflecting on his go to, Zabaleta said: “Meeting the Young Leaders in Mexico City was an incredible expertise. The way they’re utilizing football to teach youngsters in regards to the importance of water is artistic and inspiring, and it’s great to see this distinctive initiative from Cityzens Giving and Xylem increasing to extra cities. The Young Leaders are so engaged with supporting their group and to have the ability to contribute in a small method was a privilege.”
As part of the activity in the country, Young Leaders, Xylem staff and followers from Manchester City’s Official Supporters Club in Mexico City also joined forces to repaint the El Coyolito pitch and create a water-themed mural.
In addition, City in the Community coaches delivered coaching to forty Young Leaders in Mexico City, sharing experience and data in leadership, neighborhood football and WASH. This was adopted by a three-day digital Summit, connecting Young Leaders and Xylem specialists from all ten cities to share ideas on tackling water challenges by way of football.
“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 facility of soccer and younger leaders to deal with these water challenges and make our communities more resilient.”
Valeria, a Young Leader with love.fútbol stated: “We want all the children right here to be aware that responsible water consumption is very important, and they should deal with it. We received coaching from Man City coaches and learnt several games that educate kids about water conservation through football. We are really joyful and grateful that Man City and Pablo Zabaleta visited our group.”
Later this season, City fans will have an opportunity to study extra concerning the 5 new Water Heroes Academy initiatives and vote for their favourite young 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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