A story of Mekfah, a boy living in Bangkok’s slums who gets to meet Liverpool FC

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All Kids Should Dream – Global Goals:

A big change is about to happen. On 25th September Global Goals, a part of the UN sustainable development agenda, will be signed off at the UN Summit in New York. The main ambition of this awareness campaign is to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030.

The campaign inspired local storytellers to share their own experiences which support the global message calling for universal changes. The short film, directed by Ananda Everingham, tells a moving story of Mekfah, a grade A student with a passion for football who gets to travel to Kuala Lumpur and interact with Liverpool Football Club, in conjunction with one of the founding partners of Global Goals and Liverpool’s main sponsor, Standard Chartered. The film takes on Goal 1, Zero Poverty, saying that whatever your dreams may be, poverty should not be an obstacle. It also highlights the important role football plays as a beacon of hope to many communities around the world.

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool FC said: “It was an honour to share that experience with Mekfah and with the help of Global Goals, more kids around the world will be able to pursue their passion.” Liverpool has been actively supporting the campaign by various means: starting with its players contributing to Radio Everyone, a pop-up radio station spreading the message of the Global Goals; Kolo Toure helping World’s Largest Lesson which teaches about Global Goals in schools around the World; and ending with Liverpool players swapping their shirts from SCB ones to Global Goals ones on 26th September.

No matter how big or small your contribution to the campaign is, your help in spreading the message about the Global Goals is powerful enough to make an impact. There are numerous ways in which you can get involved, one of which is participating in the Dizzy Goals challenge. Dizzy Goals has been attempted by numerous clubs, current and former professional players including Gareth Bale, Gary Lineker, Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Spurs and many more. Even Usain Bolt attempted the challenge. The montage of the highlights of the Dizzy Goal challenge so far can be found here: http://bit.ly/1OrvsyE

To shoot your own dizzy goal video follow the instructions below:

  • Find 2 footballs and find a goal (jumpers as goalposts will do)
  • Place one ball on the penalty spot and one on the 18-yard line
  • Put your hand on first ball and spin round it 13 times
  • Run to the other ball and try to score a goal
  • Nominate 3 friends to take part and try to score their own dizzy goal
  • Upload your video with the hashtag #DizzyGoals and make sure to tag @TheGlobalGoals on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


We’re asking everyone to join the biggest team ever and help us to Tell Everyone about the Goals.

#dizzygoals @TheGlobalGoals globalgoals.org