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One World Play Project & The Sanneh Foundation #PlayTogether Campaign


Due to the opportunity gap in the Twin Cities, The Sanneh Foundation focuses its support efforts on diverse low-income urban and refugee and immigrant youth populations, through soccer and education. The majority of youth The Sanneh Foundation works with come from communities of color, and the populations they work with speak numerous languages, including but not limited to: English, Hmong, Spanish, Somali, Arabic, Amharic, Burmese and Oromo. Kids who come from these countries as refugees may not have much, or even know English, but the thing a lot of them do know, is soccer.

The Sanneh Foundation runs in school and after school programs for refugee, immigrant, and low-income youth. The soccer program for refugee youth is a key component of what the organization offers to the community. These youth come from parts of  countries where playing the game of soccer is limited, due to in most cases, families not being able to afford the resources to play. In the video below, CEO Tony Sanneh and Conway Community Center Director Ofir Germinac discuss the impacts of soccer and play on refugee and immigrant youth and how One World soccer balls raised through the #PlayTogether Camaign will benefit programs.

One World Play ultra durable, never flat soccer balls raised through the Play Together campaign will benefit The Sanneh Foundation’s work with refugee, immigrant and local youth from low-income communities in Minnesota. These specific soccer balls are meant to last for a lifetime, so that youth can be guaranteed play, without having to worry about replacing. You can learn more, or help to donate by visiting The Sanneh Foundation page on the One World Play website here. In the meantime, watch the video below

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