Sunday , August 14 2022

Malaysia’s FAM continues to spread Child Safeguarding awareness!

The safety and well-being of children were put under the spotlight by the Football Association of Maldives (FAM), Commonwealth Secretariat, Football for Peace and FAM Foundation through the latest Safeguarding in Football Programme.

Held in the cities of Male and Addu over nine days, the initiative was joined by 140 participants including coaches, club officials, teachers, community trainers, youth leaders, safeguarding advocates and referees.

The workshop was an opportunity for those involved in the sport to gain insights into child safeguarding while exchanging information, best practices, challenges as well as learning the key steps to the planning and delivery of the safeguarding programme.

In addition to the workshop, under-16 boys and girls from the Addu City schools joined a Youth Empowerment event which focused on football leadership, teamwork and respect for others.

Separately, a session for parents was organised to highlight positive parent-coach interaction and ways to support the development and wellbeing of young footballers.

Following the safeguarding programme, young boys and girls took part in the ‘Respect in the Commonwealth: Peace Tournament’ which promoted football as a sport for peace, respect and social inclusion.

Since launching the Child Safeguarding Policy in 2021, FAM has organised a variety of programmes related to child safeguarding with a total of 400 people trained or have the expertise in protecting the welfare of children in football.

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