An Arsenal supporters' club based in China has donated funds and goods to local children after being inspired by the Club’s Save the Children project.
In June, the Club, through the Arsenal Foundation, made a donation of £300,000 to its official global charity partner over three years, helping to dramatically improve the quality of education of disadvantaged children aged six to 15 in some of Beijing’s most under-resourced schools.
Together, Arsenal and Save the Children pledged to work to train 200 teachers and 20 headteachers so that they have the necessary skills to plan and deliver improved and age-appropriate lessons for students in China’s curriculum.
While on tour in China in July, Abou Diaby and Johan Djourou visited the project and delivered a collection of stories of childhood from Arsenal players, staff and supporters in China to inspire children to be the best they can.
After the Club’s visit, Arsenal Baidu Supporters’ Club (ABSC) set up a local charity project in Guilin, Guangxi province and donated funds and goods for children with poor education and living conditions.
By September more than £3,500 had been raised, and Guangdong Arsenal Supporters’ Club helped purchase goods such as books, stationery, clothes, footballs and other equipment.
On September 8, the leader of ABSC and eight fans from Guangdong Arsenal supporter club carried the goods to the school, and received a warm welcome.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 1 Nov 2012