mission 89 in the media

“Child trafficking is the darkest and most sinister side of the beautiful game” says SBS TV’s The World Game and highlights Mission 89’s campaigns

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“Child trafficking is the darkest and most sinister side of the beautiful game but a small step has been taken to eradicate a cancer that is gnawing at the very fabric of human decency,” says leading football website The World Game. The World Game’s story highlights Mission 89 and the organization’s effort to bring together […]

Mission 89 at the European Parliament

Brussels meeting receives pledge to place trafficking in sport on the EU political agenda

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Stakeholders agreed Europe must take a stand on child trafficking in sport during a high-level panel session at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday. MEP Bogdan Wenta said the European Parliament’s Sport Intergroup would table a parliamentary question to the European Commision and place trafficking in sport on the EU political agenda. “It is […]

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Mission 89 to co-host Brussels #notinourgame event: “Time for Europe to stand against child trafficking in sport”

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“TIME FOR EUROPE TO STAND AGAINST CHILD TRAFFICKING IN SPORT” #NOTINOURGAME High-level Panel Session Hosted by the European Parliament Intergroup on Sport, Mission 89, and the Amersi Foundation Tuesday 16th October 2018, 18h30 – 20h30 (Read more here) Every year, hundreds of thousands of children are smuggled across borders and sold as commodities, including promising […]

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Mission 89 is featured in Sunday Mirror investigation into fake agents and “child trafficking hell”.

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The Sunday Mirror newspaper in the UK has investigated the links between trafficking and professional clubs in Britain in a report headlined: “Fake agents tricking thousands of football-loving kids into child trafficking hell”. The Mirror quoted FIFA’s former head of security, ex-Interpol agent Chris Eaton, who said: “There are thousands of African ­children and youths tricked […]

Mission 89 Education Programs

Mission 89 Education Program Scores Goal at Darfur Dreams Initiative & Save The Dream Sports Festival in Sudan

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Mission 89 programs featured prominently during the five-day Darfur Dreams Initiative in July that brought together internally displaced youth and children from local camps. The Mission 89 educational programs were implemented in workshops that used sport to empower future community leaders with skills that can be transferred into their daily lives. The workshop, held over […]

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“Never have I experienced such an immoral act”: Challenging popular representations of child trafficking in football

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When Manchester City recruited 15-year-old Benjamín Garré from Argentine club Velez Sarsfield, club president Raul Gámez did not hold back: “Never have I experienced such an immoral act”. Garré joined City from Vélez Sarsfield just after his 16th birthday in 2016. Fifa dismissed an initial complaint from Vélez regarding the move and claimed the Manchester […]

mission 89 in the media

When Saturday Comes magazine features Mission 89 in its latest issue: “Everybody in the game knows on some level about the illegal movement of players from Africa to Europe.”

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Iconic British magazine When Saturday Comes – which for  many years has covered aspects of football around the world that are neglected elsewhere in the media – focuses on the work of Mission 89 and the issue of trafficking players from Africa to Europe in its latest issue. We  reproduce the story here but you […]

mission 89 in the media

Mission 89 & New York City photography exhibition highlights football trafficking issues

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Mission 89 is honored to support the work of photographer Jason Andrew and his ‘Black Diamonds’ project. Jason has an installation based on ‘Black Diamonds’ at the Spring/Break Art Show in New York City from March 6 to March 12. The exhibition features artists responding to the theme ‘Stranger Comes to Town’. ‘Black Diamonds’ documents […]

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We need a Social Media Intern or Volunteer (Remote)!

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Social Media Internship/Volunteer The Social Media Intern is responsible for coordinating and executing the company’s social media strategy, working across key social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and the organisation’s website. This role offers the intern immersion into a start-up non-profit organisation and the successful candidate will work closely with key board members and […]