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 world charity initiative, Cityzens Giving, and Official Water Technology Partner, Xylem, are delighted to announce the growth of Xylem Water Heroes Academy, a global initiative in ten cities using the facility of soccer to tackle native water challenges.
Since its launch in 2021, Xylem Water Heroes Academy has engaged over 75 young leaders and delivered very important water education to greater than 6,000 younger individuals in 5 cities: São Paulo, Mumbai, Cape Town, New York City and Shanghai. The expanded community, which now also contains youth-led projects in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Cape Coast, Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne, goals to positively influence 20,000 more young individuals over the subsequent four years.
Graphical consumer interface<br/>Description mechanically 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’re using the power of soccer to solve local water issues.<br/>Despite heavy flooding and rainfall, Mexico City is facing a water scarcity. More than 20 million residents don’t have enough water to drink for nearly half the yearand one in 5 individuals have access to only some hours of operating water from their taps per week.<br/>This venture will see Young Leaders from love.fútbol use specially adapted football video games to coach young individuals locally on accountable water consumption, in addition to the importance of protected water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).<br/>Zabaleta took part in a youth-led football and water competition and engaged in a Q&A session with younger participants, earlier than studying a standard Mexican dance.<br/>Reflecting on his go to, Zabaleta mentioned: “Meeting the Young Leaders in Mexico City was an amazing experience.  <a href=เกจวัดแรงดันน้ำมันเครื่อง utilizing soccer to teach kids about the significance of water is creative and provoking, and it’s nice to see this distinctive initiative from Cityzens Giving and Xylem increasing to extra cities. The Young Leaders are so engaged with supporting their group and to have the ability to contribute in a small means was a privilege.”
As a part of the activity within the nation, Young Leaders, Xylem employees and fans 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 coaching to forty Young Leaders in Mexico City, sharing expertise and knowledge in management, group football and WASH. This was adopted by a three-day digital Summit, connecting Young Leaders and Xylem experts from all ten cities to share ideas on tackling water challenges via football.
“Climate change continues to threaten water availability in communities throughout the globe,” said Austin Alexander, Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact at Xylem. “Xylem Water Heroes Academy harnesses the power of football and younger leaders to address these water challenges and make our communities extra resilient.”
Valeria, a Young Leader with love.fútbol mentioned: “We need all the youngsters here to bear in mind that responsible water consumption is very important, and so they should care for it. We acquired training from Man City coaches and learnt a quantity of games that train youngsters about water conservation by way of soccer. We are really happy and grateful that Man City and Pablo Zabaleta visited our neighborhood.”
Later this season, City fans could have a chance to study more in regards to the 5 new Water Heroes Academy tasks and vote for their favourite 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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