Xylem Inc is partnering once again with Manchester City Football Club’s Cityzens Giving annual charitable campaign which helps young leaders around the world change lives through football.
Cityzens Giving sees City Football Group and its partners donate £400 000 to six community football projects.
Over a six-week campaign, Manchester City fans will hear from the young leaders in each of the six projects and will vote for their preferred cause at mancity.com/cityzensgiving. The more votes a project gets, the greater the funding it will receive.
Xylem is supporting a new safe water project in Cape Coast, Ghana, as one of the six initiatives in the campaign. The project, “Kicking for Change,” will combine football, safe water education and equipment to provide clean water access to schools and communities to help prevent waterborne illnesses and keep children in school.
The project will use football to teach children about life-saving water and sanitation education, keeping them healthy and in school, and will be combined with a new clean water source in the community. This project is delivered in partnership with Play Soccer Ghana and is supported by Xylem.
Last year, a safe water project in Bangalore, supported by Xylem, received the most votes, and received the largest grant of the £400 000 in funding.
“Xylem is committed to raising awareness of global water challenges and our partnership with Cityzens Giving for this project will provide a powerful opportunity to share in a community commitment to solving water,” said Joseph Vesey, Xylem SVP and chief marketing officer. “We look forward to watching the votes and to moving forward on a great initiative for the youth of Cape Coast, Ghana, to help advance education for young girls, water security and work towards a more sustainable future.”