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 expansion of Xylem Water Heroes Academy, a global initiative in ten cities utilizing the ability of football to deal with local water challenges.
Since its launch in 2021, Xylem Water Heroes Academy has engaged over seventy five young leaders and delivered very important water training to more than 6,000 younger individuals in five cities: São Paulo, Mumbai, Cape Town, New York City and Shanghai. The expanded network, which now also contains youth-led projects in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Cape Coast, Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne, aims to positively impression 20,000 extra younger folks over the following 4 years.
Graphical person 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 satisfy Cityzens Giving Young Leaders who’re using the facility of soccer to resolve native water points.<br/>Despite heavy flooding and rainfall, Mexico City is facing a water scarcity. More than 20 million residents don’t have sufficient water to drink for almost half the yearand one in 5 people have access to only some hours of operating water from their faucets every week.<br/>This project will see Young Leaders from love.fútbol use specially tailored football games to coach younger people locally on accountable water consumption, as well as the significance of protected water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).<br/>Zabaleta took part in a youth-led football and water pageant and engaged in a Q&A session with young members, earlier than studying a standard Mexican dance.<br/>Reflecting on his visit, Zabaleta said: “Meeting the Young Leaders in Mexico City was an amazing expertise. The way they are utilizing soccer to teach youngsters in regards to the significance of water is creative and galvanizing, 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 means was a privilege.”<br/>As a part of the activity in the nation, Young Leaders, Xylem workers 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 coaching to forty Young Leaders in Mexico City, sharing expertise and data in leadership, community soccer and WASH. This was adopted by a three-day digital Summit, connecting Young Leaders and Xylem experts from all ten cities to share ideas on tackling water challenges by way of soccer.<br/>“ <a href=pressure gauge หน้าปัด 4 นิ้ว 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 football and younger leaders to address these water challenges and make our communities more resilient.”
Valeria, a Young Leader with love.fútbol mentioned: “We want all the youngsters right here to be aware that accountable water consumption is essential, and they should take care of it. We received coaching from Man City coaches and learnt several games that train kids about water conservation through soccer. We are actually joyful and thankful that Man City and Pablo Zabaleta visited our neighborhood.”
Later this season, City followers could have a chance to learn extra concerning the 5 new Water Heroes Academy initiatives and vote for his or her favourite 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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