Nasri and Toure launch new community initiative
- 24 April 2013 17:01
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc
Samir Nasri and Kolo Toure have helped launch City in the Community’s new Learning Through Football programme.
The players took part in a Skills and Enterprise Day at the Etihad Stadium alongside student volunteers from The University of Manchester’s Leadership Programme as the two organisations embark on a new partnership.
Samir and Kolo helped teach literacy and numeracy to pupils from School of the Resurrection in Beswick, East Manchester, as well as taking part in a question and answer session conducted by the student’s in the stadium’s press conference room.
City in the Community's ‘Skills and Enterprise’ team deliver programmes using football and the model of Manchester City as a way to engage with young people and develop skills and aspirations.
CITC works in more than 30 primary and secondary schools across Greater Manchester to deliver a range of educational, enterprising and vocational programmes.
"Since the Club began in 1880, and City in the Community‟s subsequent foundation in 1986, the Club has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of some of the most deserving causes both in Manchester and across the globe," said Deborah Glynn, Skills and Enterprise Manager at Manchester City.
"We see first-hand every day the unique power that football has to inspire young people, and want to use that special connection to get children excited about learning."