May 5, 2010

MDGs Goal Keeper

Posted in Pre-World Cup Planning at 10:54 pm by kampala2capetown

Kampala 2 Cape Town: MDGs Goal Keeper

Ghana National Team Goal Keeper Richard Kingston

As we enter the final stages of our project planning (and receive upgrades for the K2CT homepage and K2CT Global Giving Site!) the advance team has crystallized a vision after reviewing the 10 week planning trip. We had initially wanted to do a “Road Show”, to travel from Kampala to Cape Town during the 30 days of the World Cup towing a big screen and showcasing innovative technologies. What our advance trip taught us was that this idea was a bit too ambitious, and mobile screens a bit too expensive, and that setting up community screens for the 30 days of the World Cup for vulnerable youth in rural villages would have a lot more impact, more bang for the buck as they say!

With shifted the project concept and have narrowed our vision. We did a whole bunch of thinking about post-World Cup, what will Kampala 2 Cape Town after all the attention and the hype of the tournament in Africa is over. K2CT after the World Cup will strive to become for the Millennium Development Goals what Richard Kingston is for the Black Stars of Ghana the “MDGs Goal Keeper”

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals to be achieved by 2015 that respond to the world’s main development challenges. The MDGs are drawn from the actions and targets contained in the Millennium Declaration that was adopted by 189 nations-and signed by 147 heads of state and governments during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000.

The MDGs:

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

Goal 4: Reduce child mortality

Goal 5: Improve maternal health

Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

The returns on reaching the MDGs by 2015 is having mixed results. Read Progress Reports Here

The truth is not all the goals of the MDGs will be met by the deadline of 2015, and Kampala 2 Cape Town wants to be there to help achieve the goals, in  Sub-Saharan Africa especially. K2CT will be supporting groups like One Goal, which making MDG #2 Achieve Primary Education it cause during the World Cup.

1GOAL is a campaign seizing the power of football to ensure that education for all is a lasting impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. By bringing together footballers and fans, charities and organisations around the world, together we can call on world leaders to make education a reality for 72 million children by 2015.

As for K2CT Stay tuned, on May 11th, one month to the World Cup, we will have a major update!

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