Tim Cahill Joins UNICEF Australia Day for Change Challenge

UNICEF Australia were pleased to unveil Socceroo superstar Tim Cahill at their Day for Change Challenge which kicked off last month. The amazing day out gave students from 10 Sydney based schools oversee a personal football lesson for the big man himself at War Memorial Playing Fields at Northbridge. The schools that took part were –

  • Bexley North Public School
  • Clovelly Public School
  • The Kings School
  • Wilkins Public School
  • Shore School
  • Abbotsleigh School
  • St Andrews Cathedral School
  • Ryde Secondary College
  • Arthur Philip High School

The Day for Change challenge saw some 180,000 Australian children get involved, with all the funds raised going towards supporting sanitation and water facilities in Timor Leste schools. In this area of the world 7 out of 10 children do not complete their year nine due to extreme poverty, something the children’s charity are hoping to change

Tim said –

Football has been the catalyst for huge change in my life and millions of children’s lives around the world. Children taking action for other children can also be a great catalyst for change and Day for Change is a perfect opportunity to show the generosity and compassion of school children. Kids in East Timor are only an hour from Australia but their experience of school is so different. Many schools don’t have toilet blocks or clean water, meaning that many children, especially girls, don’t attend school. If 180,000 Australia children raise just $1 each, UNICEF can bring water, toilet blocks, improved rubbish facilities and hygiene promotion to four East Timorese Primary Schools indentified as in great need of support. These facilities are proven to increase the likelihood of children attending school. I’m so pleased to be involved with UNICEF in this campaign. I believe Australian children are inspiring global citizens and cam make a real difference for their peers overseas.

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