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Playing on the Edges

Playing on the Edges | Press screening October 18 - November 01 | Scoop.it
Imagine if there was a knock on your door and you opened it to find LeBron James. He smiles, walks into your living room, and begins discussing HIV.
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Raising hope for Syrian refugees in Jordan through the world's most popular sport

Raising hope for Syrian refugees in Jordan through the world's most popular sport | Press screening October 18 - November 01 | Scoop.it

Jordan currently houses the majority of Syrian refugees. This article focuses on the different programmes that are implemented in the refugee camps. Coaches were trained by UEFA and AFDP to organise football activities for children. Spirit of Soccer is also involved, teaching young people about the risks of landmines through football activities.

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Jewish and Muslim Israeli teenagers from the Peres Center for Peace visit South Africa

Jewish and Muslim Israeli teenagers from the Peres Center for Peace visit South Africa | Press screening October 18 - November 01 | Scoop.it

This video reportage documents the trip of a delegation from the Peres Center for Peace to South Africa, consisting of four Jewish and four Muslim Israeli teenagers. They took part in a training session with trainers from one of South Africa's best clubs, visited the largest mosque complex in the southern hemisphere, and saw a former "blacks only" suburb of Johannesburg.

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Footloose in Mumbra: Magic Bus

Footloose in Mumbra: Magic Bus | Press screening October 18 - November 01 | Scoop.it

This article looks at a group of twenty young women and girls playing football in Mumbra, a suburb of Mumbai, and how they are changing the mindset of a conservative Muslim population. The programme in Mumbra is one initiative of many launched by Magic Bus.

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World Cup 2014: Brazilians' rage against the state will disrupt the celebration

World Cup 2014: Brazilians' rage against the state will disrupt the celebration | Press screening October 18 - November 01 | Scoop.it

While standards of living have improved for millions in Brazil, many services are still lacking, which will be the focal point of unrest this year. Dom Phillips explains in this article about the many dimensions of the protests taking place in Brazil at the moment, and how bad public health services and education will overshadow the 2014 World Cup.

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Fußballvereine in Frankreich streiken: Ein Spieltag ohne Spiele

Fußballvereine in Frankreich streiken: Ein Spieltag ohne Spiele | Press screening October 18 - November 01 | Scoop.it

The French football league, UCPF, increases pressure on the French government by threatening to go on strike, fighting against the new wealth tax reform proposed by president François Hollande. The league argues that this reform would negatively affect smaller clubs. 

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Laureus Ambassador Nico Rosberg swaps F1 car for a Magic Bus

Laureus Ambassador Nico Rosberg swaps F1 car for a Magic Bus | Press screening October 18 - November 01 | Scoop.it

Nico Rosberg visits the Laureus-supported Magic Bus project ahead of the Indian Grand Prix. “The work Laureus does around the world to support projects like Magic Bus is wonderful and I was pleased I was able to meet the guys and talk to them."

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Mifalot trains coaches on disaster management and public safety through football

Mifalot trains coaches on disaster management and public safety through football | Press screening October 18 - November 01 | Scoop.it

Mifalot Education and Society Enterprises it to begin a three-day training of coaches on disaster management through football. "In any crisis the football coach can be a leader in his community," says Yael Paz, a representative of the organisation.

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Soccer bowl: Soccer in the Streets

Soccer bowl: Soccer in the Streets | Press screening October 18 - November 01 | Scoop.it

Soccer in the Streets teams up with the Atlanta Silverbacks to put into practice jobs skills that the young people of the organisation have learned at the NASL Soccer Bowl 2013.

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Ramotswa, Toronto neighbours apart

Ramotswa, Toronto neighbours apart | Press screening October 18 - November 01 | Scoop.it

Ramotswa and Toronto couldn't be more different, but a relationship between the two cities has recently been established. streetfootballworld network member South East District Youth Empowerment Association has brought the two cities together in a twinned partnership.

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Manar has a message for the women's game

Manar has a message for the women's game | Press screening October 18 - November 01 | Scoop.it

25-year-old Manar Fraij is the only female coach at the FIFA Football Regional Coaching Workshop held in Dubai. Manar is currently in charge of the U-14 and U-19 national teams and sees herself as a role model for other women: “I want to send a little message to all the women to play football, to go to the field to train."

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