SDG Advocates Erna Solberg and Dho Young-shim participate in the launch of the first women’s football league in the township of Alexandra in Johannesburg, South Africa
On 1 December 2018, SDG Advocates Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and Ambassador Dho Young-shim participated in the launch of the first women’s football league in the township of Alexandra in Johannesburg, South Africa, in partnership with the Global Goals World Cup.
The launch event for this league was a celebration featuring 400 children from Alexandra township who are part of the South African Field Band Foundation. The children in the field band performed their carefully practiced songs for the Prime Minister, and learned about the SDGs in a playful way through teams organized by SDG (such as the Goal 5 – Gender Equality team). Ambassador Dho generously provided 400 SDG footballs for the games, and Prime Minister Solberg acted as commentator. The event taught the children and the Alexandra community about the Goals in a positive and engaging way, while also mobilizing them for meaningful future action.
A video about the day can be seen here.