Kickstarting the Fairtrade Football Revolution

 

In May this year, we went over Fairtrade-guaranteed INDPro footballs in India produced out of an industrial facility in Jalandhar, Punjab, and we accepted the open door to begin a discussion about sourcing Fairtrade footballs for our Foundation,” says Nathaniel D’Costa, Football Development Manager at Forca Goa Foundation, in a discussion with The Better India.

When the sourcing was done and 1,110 Fairtrade footballs achieved Goa from Jalandhar, we needed to facilitate the network’s attention to Fairtrade. We worked with Fairtrade India to arrange workshops for our mentors and for the offspring of the establishment in October. At the Foundation, we have faith in changing networks in Goa through football and we made it one stride further to convey strengthening to the network of specialists who make our footballs in Jalandhar,” includes Nathaniel.

“Forca Goa Foundation has spearheaded the development and worked intimately with us in taking the achieving 1500 youngsters in the establishment through their submitted gathering of 16 mentors,” says Abhishek Jani, CEO of Fairtrade India, in a discussion with The Better India. The Foundation began with their focuses and furthermore praised this responsibility with senior FC Goa groups.

FC Goa Players like Carlos Pena, Miguel Palanca, Liston Colaco and Princeton Rebello have indicated massive help to the Fairtrade development, blowing the whistle on youngster work in football assembling and appearing red card to the way of life of abuse in this industry.

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