Given the chance to ask him anything they wanted, the youngsters came up with a series of questions for Fernandinho ranging from what was the best part of being Manchester City’s captain and his proudest achievement, to his favourite foods and who has the worst haircut at the Club!
The project he visited is part of a global football and safe water initiative linked to Manchester City’s water-inspired PUMA away kit this season which celebrates football as a force for good.
This innovative global programme – led by Young Leaders – combines football-based education on water, sanitation and hygiene, with Xylem water technology solutions to provide clean water access for communities in need.
Speaking about his experience at Gol de Letra Foundation in São Paulo, Fernandinho said: “It was inspiring to meet young leaders from my home country who are so passionate about changing lives in their community through football.
"Visiting the project on World Water Day and being able to see first-hand what it means to young people in Vila Albertina was an incredible experience.”