The Kids Rugby Spirit Festival is a charity event organised by Societe Generale, in partnership with ChildFund, World Rugby’s principal charity partner for Rugby World Cup 2019.
Taking place in Yokohama, Japan, the Rugby Spirit Festival will gather
underprivileged children from Societe Generale supported charities across Asia and the Pacific, and other selected locations, offering them the unique opportunity to experience a 'once in a lifetime' Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Throughout the 3 days, from 24 to 26 October, 110 children (a mix of boys and girls aged 11-14) will come together for cultural exchange, educational workshops, a tag rugby tournament, and attend a RWC semi-final on Saturday 26 October.
The following charities have each selected 8 children to take part in the Rugby Spirit Festival:
- Australia: National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy
- China: Adream Charitable Foundation
- Hong Kong: HKRU Community Foundation
- Hong Kong: Hans Andersen Club
- India: Aseema Charitable Trust
- India: Get into Rugby (Indian Rugby Union)
- India: Magic Bus Foundation
- Japan: Kids Door
- Singapore: Children's Wishing Well
- South Korea: Cheong Woon Welfare Center
- Taiwan: Taiwan Fund for Children & Families
- Madagascar: Terres en Melees
- Vietnam: ChildFund
For each donation for the project via this page, Societe Generale will match and donate an equal amount.
ChildFund is a global alliance of child-focused international development organisations which assists more than 13 million children and their families in over 60 countries. ChildFund’s Australian Alliance member has partnered with World Rugby for Rugby World Cup 2019, through a dedicated rugby and life skills programme called “ChildFund Pass It Back” - to learn more, visit our website at https://www.childfundpassitback.org/. Societe Generale and ChildFund have developed a partnership to deliver the Festival in a safe, fun and engaging manner for children participating in this life changing opportunity.
Societe Generale is supporting social inclusion, namely through sports and culture, and supporting charitable organisations working at
local, national and international levels. Find out more at: http://foundation.societegenerale.com/