The fact that Gothia Cup is committed to children’s rights and opportunities is nothing new. Back in the late 90’s, the idea that the Gothia Cup should be a meeting place outside Gothenburg was born.
In Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, we built a football facility with fields, changing rooms and community centers. Over 1000 students played not only football, but also participated in social activities to learn about democracy, equality, and how to prevent HIV / Aids.
Ten years ago we inaugurated along with Equmenia Church (former Swedish Mission Church), a similar school in Congo-Brazzaville. It has more than 3000 children from different ethnic groups have been able to meet and get a sanctuary beyond conflicts and civil wars.