Cross Cultures Grassroots Program Kicks off in Juba
Government officials, SSFA Admin, Cross Cultures representatives and children posing for a photograph during the launching of grassroots activities at Buluk Playground on 5th September 2021 | Photo | SSFA.
South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) in collaboration with Cross Cultures in presence of the Ministry of Youth and Sports inaugurated grassroots activities, a program of Cross Culture in Juba yesterday.
The event was attended by the Minister for Youth and Sports, Dr. Albino Bol, the President of SSFA, Mr. Augustino Maduot together with his Deputy, Mr. Charles Udwar and SSFA Secretary General, Mr. Victor Lawrence.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Albino said that the government will invest in sports to promote unity amongst youth, saying that sports is the only uniting factor for youth, thus it’s the government’s priority to invest in. He reassures that his ministry will work hand in hand with both Cross Cultures and SSFA to implement youth’s activities especially sports in the country.
On the other hand, SSFA President, Mr. Augustino Maduot said SSFA is focusing on grassroots activities because they are the backbone to build the future national teams, assuring that the administration of SSFA will build the capacity of grassroots stakeholders such as; coaches and referees in order to achieve positive changes.
Meanwhile, the Managing Director of Cross Cultures, Anders Levinsen confirmed that his organization is focusing on peace building in South Sudan through uniting people through its Open Fun Football project at grassroots level – he believes that football is the only tool that can unite the people of South Sudan.
Cross Cultures is a non-profit and politically independent non-governmental organisation with headquarters in Denmark. Their mission is to bring people who are living in communities affected by conflicts and social divides together through sports.