How Can the World Cup Expand Opportunities Between the U.S. and Countries of Africa?

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
June 11, 2010
World Cup Fans

U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Donald Gips said, “As of January 2010, Americans have bought more tickets for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa than any other outside national group. Americans will come to South Africa to support the U.S. National Team but also equally to celebrate the miracle that is post-apartheid South Africa. The fact that tens of thousands of Americans will be coming to South Africa around the time of the Cup demonstrates a passionate interest in South Africa as much as the sport of soccer.”

How can the World Cup expand opportunities between the United States and countries of Africa?

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Joseph M.
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Oregon, USA
June 14, 2010

Joseph A.M. in Oregon writes:

By promoting and enhancing, more cooperation for international sporting events, including the MSL and with implementing more comprehensive programs that engage with the youth.

I would encourage placing more of an emphasis on tourism and with expanding the role of the many international NGO's already operating in the Americas and in Europe, by expanding their programs in S. Africa, one such group "These-Numbers Have Faces" it was expanded on by my classmate and is now operating in parts of Africa! Implementing, outreach programs and cultural exchanges especially for the youth throughout Sub-Sahara Africa, improving the educational process for the youth and the underprivileged!! Wow, U.S. Department of State, please contact me, I'd love to go down to S. Africa and initiate some engaging programs. Here is the link: Newly established NGO; These Numbers Have Faces, here is the link: thesenumbers.org/blog/item/world-cup-reconciliation.html

Ervin P.
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Israel
June 14, 2010

Ervin K.P. in Israel writes:

How can the World Cup expand opportunities between the United States and countries of Africa?
By promoting the song "Vibration" as the HYMN of the World Cup.Here is the song:

youtube.com/watch?v=AsNj39pJC-o

Sincerely
Ervin

Natural C.
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United States
June 15, 2010

NSC in USA writes:

thanks for sharing such a informative article.

OysterCracker
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United States
June 17, 2010

O.C. in U.S.A. writes:

Helping Africa establish a comprehensive educational system and then forming partnerships with American schools and universities could be a win-win for both countries. Agricultural products and tourism could help fund a high quality educational system in Africa by pairing every school with an industry. Schools could be self sustaining and students could be directly involved in the success of the industry. Africa could also host American students who would benefit by African children's excitement and desire to learn.

OysterCracker
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United States
June 17, 2010

O.C. in U.S.A. writes:

Sports can be very instructional. I'd like to see Hawaiians teaching South Africans about water safety and lifeguarding because Hawaiians are #1. They can also introduce water paddling and surfing. South Africans can teach Hawaiians about soccer or other South African sports. A swimming program would save many children from uneccesary drowning every year. Partnerships could be vital as Africa continues in its development especially in food production. Both societies could help each other.

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