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FIFA : Finally Indestructible Footballs Available

‘One World Futbol’ Project comes up with Indestructible Football for children to promote Sports

Rabindranath Tagore said: “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”

In simple terms, helping is divine. The best way to find oneself is to lose thyself in the service of others. The
satisfaction obtained is comparable to none. There are many who need help and many ready to give.
One such couple is Tim Jahnigen & Lisa Tarver, co- founders of the ‘One World Futbol Project’. Tim is an
award-winning lyricist and event producer and Lisa is the co-owner of a start-up company that has developed innovative infrared warming therapy devices for animals for use in veterinary hospitals, research facilities and for pets at home.

“Play is in our DNA—a need as important as food, medicine and shelter. It’s an intrinsic part of our lives, regardless of geography or culture, and through play we become stronger individuals, build better communities and create a more positive future.” To fulfill this purpose, they have created an ultra-durable ball, which doesn’t deflate even in the harshest conditions, to bring the transformative power of play to the hundreds of millions of youth who don’t even have something as simple as a ball. For each ball they sell, one is donated to children in 170 countries. The initial investment in the project was made by the superstar Sting.

Football is the most popular game of the world. But for those who can’t afford even the most basic sporting equipment- a ball, people like Tim and Lisa are a blessing in disguise. They made cheap, indestructible soccer balls and further donated them to children who cannot buy them, thus replacing their improvised ‘rag balls’ with real ones, a service so considerate and generous. This is their contribution towards the society.

We as fellow humans are bound to help those who need it. It is our humane duty. All that is required of humans is a generous heart, a kind speech and a life of service and compassion are the things which truly renew humanity.


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