Football for All in Vietnam
Football for All in Vietnam (FFAV) was founded in Hanoi in 2001 through a partnership between the Football Association of Norway and the Vietnam Football Federation.
FFAV aims to establish grassroots football programmes in schools to promote gender equality and teach life skills to primary and secondary school-aged children. They have a special focus on marginalised groups such as children from ethnic minorities, disabled children and orphans.
The organisation also provides training to adult teachers/physical educators so they can intergrate life skills into their football training.
Although Vietnam has lifted nearly 35 million people out of poverty due to rapid economic growth and reforms, nearly 8% of the 97 million people are living on less that US$30 per month in rural areas (Habitat, 2019).
Frequent natural disasters mean that low-income families must consistently rebuild their homes, and in 2019 there were 89,000 newly-displaced people due to natural disasters (IDMC, 2020).
One third of rural people lack adequate sanitation, and 3% of the population has no access to clean water (Habitat, 2019).