LaLiga, one of the UNAOC‘s (United Nations – Alliance of Civilizations) key partners for the #OneHumanity campaign, continues to play an active role in supporting UNAOC’s objectives and has organized different activities in three African countries: Nigeria, Senegal, and Tanzania.
The first activity took place in Lagos, Nigeria, where LaLiga hosted the “Show your other side challenge”, organised together with the Nigeria Women’s Football League and aimed to strengthen women’s football in the country and Africa as a whole. This action involved more than 200 people and 16 teams from the NWFL, with different skill challenges and an all star game, held at Elegbeta Sports Complex in Lagos Island.
The main objective of the “Show your other side challenge” was to use football to empower women and provide a space to unite people of different genders, social groups, ethnicities, and beliefs to inspire solidarity and work for a better community.
This May, LaLiga will also travel to Tanzania to set up “The Dreaming Day”, a competition featuring eight clubs in collaboration with Born to Learn.
The three-day competition (21-23 May) will gather eight teams from the Kilimanjaro region representing eight LaLiga clubs: Atlético de Madrid, Cádiz CF, CD Leganés, Real Betis, Celta de Vigo, SD Huesca, Elche CF, and Villarreal CF.
“The Dreaming Day” will again showcase how football, and sport in general, have the power to promote education, social integration and gender equality as well as combating racism and discrimination.
Football and basketball
But this is not all, as this coming June, LaLiga will also organise “Together as One”, a one-day camp marked by a series of sports practice and life skills workshops involving 100 children from Thies (Senegal).
The camp aims to promote diversity and mutual respect among young children. The #OneHumanity campaign promo will be highlighted throughout these activities sending a strong message about inclusion , discipline, gender equality and solidarity. Seyni N. Sick, president of Futfem at the Senegalese Football Association (FSF) and Mamadou G. Diop, former top basketball player with Baskonia, will be the mentors of this special activity and share their experiences with participating youth.
All these activities aim to help girls and boys become advocates for solidarity and inclusion in their communities, and empower the roles of girls and women in sport.
These are the first three activities organised by LaLiga in their collaboration with UNAOC, but many more will come soon, following LaLiga’s strong commitment to make the world a better place through the values of sport.