Can you imagine Former President Bill Clinton and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim playing soccer together?
While a friendly match between the two is not in the books, yet, they do want Mexican youth to take the soccer field, and ultimately earn money. The two signed an agreement to fund and support the A Ganar project, a soccer program that would benefit 900 youths between the ages of 16 and 24 in the border Mexican state of Chihuahua.
A Ganar, which means “to win” and “to earn” in Spanish, is a program that helps youth return to a learning environment by transforming the skills they learn playing sports into marketable tools for their future.
Ciudad Juarez, where this first Mexican project will be based, has been at the center of the drug war that has affected the whole country. Based on the latest Mexican Census, only 25 out 100 Chihuahua residents over the age of 15 have graduated from high school.
Forbes.com reports that donation amounts from each of their foundations have not been revealed, but it may expand to other cities in Mexico based on how the program does.