In partnership with streetfootballworld gGmbH, Sony is providing a total of 25 easy-to-build portable football stadiums ("stadiums") to children in Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru using funds from Sony Group companies and monetary donations from our customers and employees. Three of these stadiums have been set up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where streetfootballworld and local NGOs are running programs for children to learn the importance of leadership and gender equality through a game of football. Using the funds, Sony will continue to support these efforts for a period of one year after the FIFA World Cup™ with a total of more than 30,000 children expected to participate in such workshops.
Additionally, the call for designs and drawings to decorate the panels of the stadiums through Sony's football portal site "One Stadium" has attracted over 3,500 submissions from around the world. Some of the remaining 22 stadiums will be painted with these artworks and are scheduled to be delivered to local NGOs this September.