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World Cup to leave a legacy

2010-06-10 13:23

Johannesburg – South Africa's hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup will leave a legacy for the children of the African continent, President Jacob Zuma says.

"World leaders will have an opportunity to draw up a road map to ensure that every child in the continent is in school by the next FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014," Zuma said, addressing guests at the Sports for Peace gala dinner at Constitution Hill on Tuesday.

On July 7, there would be a 1Goal Education summit, which would be held in Cape Town on the sidelines of the World Cup semi finals match, he said.

"We are happy that the World Cup has afforded us the opportunity to accelerate the goal of achieving universal primary education. We strongly support the 1Goal: Education For All campaign."

Zuma said this initiative would encourage various corporations and government leaders to mount a massive global education campaign.

"As we all know, countless factors condemn many children in the developing world such as Africa, to illiteracy. We are committed to this global education initiative, so that we can free our people permanently from the chain of illiteracy," he said.

He said education had always been the South African government's number one priority and had consistently received a "lions share" of the budget for a number of years.

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