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

Mexico City, Mexico, September 22, 2022 – Manchester City’s international 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 power of football to tackle native water challenges.
Since its launch in 2021, Xylem Water Heroes Academy has engaged over 75 young leaders and delivered vital water schooling to greater than 6,000 young folks in five cities: São Paulo, Mumbai, Cape Town, New York City and Shanghai. The expanded community, which now also includes youth-led initiatives in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Cape Coast, Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne, aims to positively influence 20,000 extra younger folks over the subsequent four years.
Graphical user interface<br/>Description routinely 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 utilizing the power of football to solve local water points.<br/>Despite heavy flooding and rainfall, Mexico City is going through a water shortage. More than 20 million residents do not have enough water to drink for almost half the yearand one in 5 folks have entry to just a few hours of working water from their faucets per week.<br/>This project will see Young Leaders from love.fútbol use specially adapted football games to educate younger folks locally on accountable water consumption, as properly as the importance of secure water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).<br/>Zabaleta took part in a youth-led soccer and water festival and engaged in a Q&A session with younger individuals, earlier than learning a traditional Mexican dance.<br/>Reflecting on his visit, Zabaleta said: “Meeting the Young Leaders in Mexico City was an amazing experience. The means they are utilizing soccer to show youngsters in regards to the importance of water is creative and provoking, and it’s great to see this unique initiative from Cityzens Giving and Xylem expanding to more cities. The Young Leaders are so engaged with supporting their neighborhood and to have the ability to contribute in a small method was a privilege.”<br/>As  <a href=เกจวัดแรงดัน250bar of the exercise in the country, 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 within the Community coaches delivered training to 40 Young Leaders in Mexico City, sharing experience and data in management, group soccer and WASH. This was followed by a three-day digital Summit, connecting Young Leaders and Xylem consultants from all ten cities to share concepts on tackling water challenges by way of soccer.
“Climate change continues to threaten water availability in communities across the globe,” mentioned Austin Alexander, Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact at Xylem. “Xylem Water Heroes Academy harnesses the ability of football and younger leaders to deal with these water challenges and make our communities more 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 they must take care of it. We obtained training from Man City coaches and learnt a number of video games that educate youngsters about water conservation through soccer. We are really pleased and grateful that Man City and Pablo Zabaleta visited our community.”
Later this season, City fans may have an opportunity to be taught extra concerning the 5 new Water Heroes Academy initiatives and vote for his or her 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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