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Exclusive: FIFA's Infantino on Football for Schools project

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, FIFA President Gianni Infantino discusses the new Football for Schools Programme. It aims to reach children across the world via a sports programme that will teach not just football, but also life skills.

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In an exclusive interview in Davos, FRANCE 24’s Georja Calvin Smith talks to Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, football’s international governing body. They discuss education, the fight against hunger and football. FIFA is banding together with the World Food Programme and UNESCO for a new project aimed at helping communities break out of cycles of deprivation.

These organisations say they will be providing free school meals in poorer communities around the world in a bid to get children to school and keep them there. Another key aspect of the project consists in supporting teachers to make sure that the quality of education on offer improves children’s chances in life going forward. Is this FIFA’s way of rebuilding trust following scandals in recent years?

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