AC Mi­lan plans big kick-off in schools

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

Ital­ian foot­ball club AC Mi­lan said it plans to pop­u­lar­ize soc­cer in 1,000 pri­mary schools in China in three years. The club gave a do­na­tion to the China Next Gen­er­a­tion Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion this month, which will be used to im­prove sports fa­cil­i­ties and cul­ti­vate foot­ball teach­ers in those schools. Zhang Lu, an ex­pert from the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, said the project aimed to en­cour­age more chil­dren to par­tic­i­pate in the sport in­stead of train­ing fu­ture foot­ball play­ers. ince. The com­pany said that af­ter fin­ish­ing the cour­ses, some young chefs had found jobs in four or five star restau­rants in big cities. Some be­gan their own busi­ness in their home­towns. go­ing to each stu­dent. In May and June, China Pa­cific built li­braries for 29 pri­mary schools in the poverty-stricken ar­eas of Shan­dong, to serve pupils there. Its Shan­dong branch es­tab­lished a foun­da­tion last year to bet­ter help lo­cal teenagers and kids fin­ish their school ed­u­ca­tion. The com­pany es­ti­mated the fund had raised about 3.39 mil­lion yuan to date.

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