In June 2000, Quinton Fortune of Manchester United visited UNICEF
projects in Uganda, as part of the United for UNICEF partnership.
|Quinton Fortune during his
visit in Uganda.
Quinton met with children who have been affected by armed conflict,
and saw the devastating impact that HIV/AIDS has on children in
a country where there are more than a million children orphaned
Quinton also lead a football clinic with over 500 schoolgirls in
the Mandela National Stadium in order to promote education for girls
and show that girls can do anything that boys can.
"This has been a remarkable visit for me --as someone who
leads such a privileged life -- to be reminded about everything
we take for granted," said Fortune. "UNICEF is doing some
fantastic work here, and I've met some amazing characters. It is
also very heartening to see football used as such an international
tool to break down barriers and to build new relationships."