Football for Water was launched during World Water Day in 2012 by seven partners:
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
“Football for Water is a great example of public private partnerships”
By supporting this program, the Ministry is realizing policy intentions with regards to intensification on public private partnerships. The countries where this partnership is focusing on, Kenya, Ghana and Mozambique, are partner countries of the Dutch government.
KNVB – Dutch Football Association
“Every young football player deserves a good coach; a ‘WorldCoach’”
Since 1997 the KNVB is educating football coaches in developing countries. A WorldCoach teaches children on a fun and responsible way to improve their football skills, but at the same time on life skills. A WorldCoach is a role model. Within, but also outside the football pitch. Specifically for this new program our WorldCoaches have learned five new water related trainings.
“Making sure that every country is respecting and complying to the rights of children”
UNICEF is active in 190 countries and is working on better drinking water and sanitation facilities on schools. With this, UNICEF is working on better health of children going to these schools. Informing children on appropriate hygienic behavior is also an important aspect in this. Ultimately, we are aiming for behavioral change, that will cease the spreading of diseases.
Simavi structurally improves basic health for people in marginalised communities in Africa and Asia. By doing so, we enable them to build a better existence and get out of poverty. We are specialised in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
Vitens Evides International
‘Global Water Operators from the Netherlands’
Vitens Evides International deploys its Dutch experts to assist local water companies in developing countries. Through tailor-made partnerships, we work on the development of the water company to ensure sustainable growth. In this way, the company will be better able to supply its customers with clean drinking water and to extend the pipe network to parts of the country where running tap water is not yet available.
Aqua for All
“Acting as a broker in order to mobilize money, means and expertise from the Dutch water sector for development cooperation with a focus on drinking water and sanitation”
Aqua for All is a foundation that is focusing on the ultra-poor in the world. It guarantees quality to their partners and funders, who will make their name, knowledge and money available through Aqua for All for projects that contribute to Millennium Development Goal 7.
“See it happen”
Akvo is a foundation whose expertise isin creating web and mobile tools that make it easy to visualize international development projects in ways that are appealing to view, and encourage participants to report. Akvo will bring online water projects, featuring a map, text descriptions, photo and video updates.