Man City Legend Pablo Zabaleta and the Premier League Trophy go to Cityzens Giving Young Leaders in Mexico City to rejoice launch of expanded Xylem Water Heroes Academy

Mexico City, Mexico, September 22, 2022 – Manchester City’s global charity initiative, Cityzens Giving, and Official Water Technology Partner, Xylem, are delighted to announce the expansion of Xylem Water Heroes Academy, a global initiative in ten cities using the facility of football to sort out local water challenges.
Since its launch in 2021, Xylem Water Heroes Academy has engaged over 75 younger leaders and delivered vital water education to greater than 6,000 younger folks in five cities: São Paulo, Mumbai, Cape Town, New York City and Shanghai. The expanded network, which now additionally contains youth-led projects in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Cape Coast, Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne, goals to positively impression 20,000 extra younger folks over the subsequent four years.
Graphical user interface<br/>Description automatically 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 fulfill Cityzens Giving Young Leaders who are using the facility of soccer to resolve native water issues.<br/>Despite heavy flooding and rainfall, Mexico City is going through a water shortage. More than 20 million residents do not have sufficient water to drink for practically half the yearand one in five individuals have access to just a few hours of running water from their taps per week.<br/>This challenge will see Young Leaders from love.fútbol use specially tailored football video games to teach young individuals in the community on responsible water consumption, in addition to the importance of safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).<br/>Zabaleta took half in a youth-led football and water festival and engaged in a Q&A session with younger members, earlier than learning a traditional Mexican dance.<br/>Reflecting on his go to, Zabaleta said: “Meeting the Young Leaders in Mexico City was a tremendous expertise. The way they are using soccer to teach kids concerning the importance of water is inventive and galvanizing, and it’s great to see this unique initiative from Cityzens Giving and Xylem expanding to extra cities. The Young Leaders are so engaged with supporting their neighborhood and to have the power to contribute in a small method was a privilege.”<br/>As  <a href=ตัววัดแรงดันน้ำ of the activity within 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.
In addition, City in the Community coaches delivered training to 40 Young Leaders in Mexico City, sharing experience and knowledge in leadership, group football and WASH. This was followed by a three-day digital Summit, connecting Young Leaders and Xylem experts from all ten cities to share concepts on tackling water challenges through soccer.
“Climate change continues to threaten water availability in communities throughout the globe,” stated Austin Alexander, Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact at Xylem. “Xylem Water Heroes Academy harnesses the facility of football and young leaders to deal with these water challenges and make our communities extra resilient.”
Valeria, a Young Leader with love.fútbol stated: “We want all the youngsters here to remember that responsible water consumption is essential, and so they should take care of it. We obtained training from Man City coaches and learnt several video games that teach youngsters about water conservation via football. We are really pleased and thankful that Man City and Pablo Zabaleta visited our community.”
Later this season, City followers may have a chance to be taught more about the 5 new Water Heroes Academy tasks and vote for his or her favorite young 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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