Man City Legend Pablo Zabaleta and the Premier League Trophy visit Cityzens Giving Young Leaders in Mexico City to have fun 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 world initiative in ten cities using the facility of football to tackle local water challenges.
Since its launch in 2021, Xylem Water Heroes Academy has engaged over 75 young leaders and delivered vital water training to more than 6,000 young folks in five cities: São Paulo, Mumbai, Cape Town, New York City and Shanghai. The expanded network, which now additionally comprises youth-led projects in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Cape Coast, Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne, goals to positively impact 20,000 more younger folks over the next four 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 meet Cityzens Giving Young Leaders who’re using the ability of soccer to resolve native water points.<br/>Despite heavy flooding and rainfall, Mexico City is going through a water scarcity. More than 20 million residents don’t have enough water to drink for nearly half the yearand one in 5 individuals have access 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 soccer video games to teach younger folks locally on accountable water consumption, in addition to the significance of safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).<br/>Zabaleta took part in a youth-led football and water competition and engaged in a Q&A session with young individuals, earlier than learning a traditional Mexican dance.<br/>Reflecting on his go to, Zabaleta said: “Meeting the Young Leaders in Mexico City was an incredible expertise. The method they are using football to teach youngsters concerning the significance of water is inventive and inspiring, and it’s great to see this distinctive initiative from Cityzens Giving and Xylem increasing to more cities. The Young Leaders are so engaged with supporting their community and to be able to contribute in a small way was a privilege.”<br/>As part of the exercise in the nation, Young Leaders, Xylem staff and followers 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 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 via soccer.<br/>“Climate change 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 facility of football and younger leaders to address these water challenges and make our communities more resilient.”<br/>Valeria, a Young Leader with love.fútbol stated: “We want all the kids right here to be aware that responsible water consumption is essential, and they must take care of it. We obtained coaching from Man City coaches and learnt a quantity of video games that train youngsters about water conservation through football. We are really joyful and thankful that Man City and Pablo Zabaleta visited our group.”<br/>Later  <a href=ตัววัดแรงดัน , City followers could have a chance to learn extra concerning the 5 new Water Heroes Academy initiatives and vote for their 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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