On the eve of children’s day on November 13, 2022, Indian Super League club Mumbai City FC in association with Xylem, their Official Water Technology Partner celebrated a distinctive football-based water awareness festival in Chhatrapati Shivaji Vidyalaya, Dharavi, Sion (W) for the underprivileged children of the surrounding areas.
About 200 kids participated in the grassroots festival. The initiative looked to use the power of football to educate children on the importance of clean drinking water and safe hand-washing practices. Educational sessions were delivered with a focus on ‘Germs! What are they and how do they spread?’ along with basic football drills and small-sided games in which the children took part enthusiastically, showcasing their skills and passion for the game.
After the sessions, the kids were presented with a certificate, medal and a Mumbai City FC Kit to make sure the knowledge about football, clean drinking water, and sanitation sticks with them throughout their lives.