Sponsoring the Hope Cup Soccer Tournament
Story: Many boys and young men live in Ho Chi Minh City's shelters. It is too dangerous to play on the streets, and not enough room to play in their shelters. Being involved in physical activity is an integral part of growing up for every boy.
Problem: Boys living in shelters were not able to play a sport; shelters can not afford the hire of sportsgrounds and it is too dangerous to play on the streets.
Solution: The Consular Club believes that boys living in shelters learn valuable life skills such as self-discipline, teamwork and fair play while playing in a team sport. It also provides incentive for the boys to remain with their “team-mates” at shelters rather than to move to a dangerous life on the streets. The Consular Club was the major sponsor of the Hope Cup 2013, providing uniforms, refreshments, trophies, and most importantly, ground hire for the boys to train on every Sunday throughout the year, in the hope of winning the Hope Cup.