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

Mexico City, Mexico, September 22, 2022 – Manchester City’s international charity initiative, Cityzens Giving, and Official Water Technology Partner, Xylem, are delighted to announce the enlargement of Xylem Water Heroes Academy, a world initiative in ten cities utilizing the ability of football to deal with native water challenges.
Since its launch in 2021, Xylem Water Heroes Academy has engaged over seventy five young leaders and delivered important water schooling to greater than 6,000 young individuals in five cities: São Paulo, Mumbai, Cape Town, New York City and Shanghai. The expanded network, which now also comprises youth-led projects in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Cape Coast, Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne, aims to positively impact 20,000 extra younger folks over the subsequent 4 years.
Graphical user interface<br/>Description mechanically 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 meet Cityzens Giving Young Leaders who are utilizing the power of football to solve local water points.<br/>Despite heavy flooding and rainfall, Mexico City is facing a water scarcity. More than 20 million residents do not have sufficient water to drink for practically half the yearand one in five people have entry to only some hours of operating water from their taps every week.<br/>This project will see Young Leaders from love.fútbol use specially tailored football games to educate young individuals in the neighborhood on responsible water consumption, as well as the importance of protected water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).<br/>Zabaleta took half in a youth-led football and water festival and engaged in a Q&A session with young members, earlier than learning a traditional Mexican dance.<br/>Reflecting on his go to, Zabaleta mentioned: “Meeting the Young Leaders in Mexico City was a tremendous expertise. The means they are utilizing soccer to teach kids about the significance of water is inventive and provoking, and it’s great to see this unique initiative from Cityzens Giving and Xylem expanding to more cities. The Young Leaders are so engaged with supporting their neighborhood and to have the power to contribute in a small means was a privilege.”<br/>As part of the activity in the nation, Young Leaders, Xylem employees and fans 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.<br/>In addition, City within the Community coaches delivered training to 40 Young Leaders in Mexico City, sharing expertise and information in leadership, community soccer and WASH. This was adopted by a three-day digital Summit, connecting Young Leaders and Xylem specialists from all ten cities to share concepts on tackling water challenges by way of football.<br/>“ <a href=Guaranteed continues to threaten water availability in communities throughout the globe,” stated Austin Alexander, Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact at Xylem. “Xylem Water Heroes Academy harnesses the facility of football and young leaders to handle these water challenges and make our communities more resilient.”
Valeria, a Young Leader with love.fútbol stated: “We need all the youngsters right here to remember that responsible water consumption is essential, and they must take care of it. We obtained training from Man City coaches and learnt a quantity of video games that teach children about water conservation via soccer. We are really pleased and thankful that Man City and Pablo Zabaleta visited our neighborhood.”
Later this season, City fans may have an opportunity to learn more in regards to the five new Water Heroes Academy projects and vote for their favorite younger water heroes.
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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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