Dream Asia Foundation board notes impact across continent with focus on safeguarding

December 22 – The AFC has reaffirmed its commitment to expand its social development programmes via its Dream Asia Foundation aimed at empowering the continent’s most vulnerable communities.

Speaking following the meeting of the AFC Dream Asia Foundation board of trustees, chairperson Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al Faisal 9pictured centre) recognised the momentum behind the project and its goals.

“I am pleased to note that the AFC has continued to harness the power of football to create more meaningful and positive change across our vast Continent,” said Al Faisal.

“Just as importantly, I am heartened by the level of commitment and dedication shown by the AFC’s Member Associations (MAs) and Regional Associations (RAs) to ensure that the programmes are delivered with the utmost efficiency and transparency, and it is vital that we strive to expand the reach of the Foundation to as many territories as possible.”

Particular emphasis has been on child safeguarding, which has seen the introduction of the AFC Certificate in Child Safeguarding programme in June this year, as well as an initiative to appoint dedicated Child Safeguarding Officers across all 47 MAs and five RAs.

“In no uncertain terms, all of us have a profound sense of duty to ensure our children and youth are provided with the safest and most secure environment to enjoy, grow and develop through the beautiful game,” said Al Faisal.

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