Cityzens Giving is back and you have the power to decide how £400,000, donated by City Football Group its partners, is split between six community football projects across the world.
Thirteen million people in China have an intellectual disability and they face an uphill struggle when it comes to mixing in mainstream society.
However, Peng and other Young Leaders at the Unified Schools project are addressing this through unified football programmes for children with and without intellectual disabilities.
Promoting disability inclusion is vital, according to Peng, who believes it will have wide ranging and long-lasting benefits to the whole of Chinese society.
He told mancity.com why fans should vote for the Unified Schools project in this year’s Cityzens Giving…
“As a teacher in a special school, I love the children with intellectual disabilities that I work with and I want to help them grow and to enjoy the beauty of football just like other children.
“It will bring them happiness and friendship.
“This project will also help other children learn about intellectual disabilities and using the power of football, it will cultivate the kindness of children.
“It is important, not only to the youth in Guangzhou, but to the whole of China and Chinese communities across the world.
“These children are a part of our society and the Unified Schools project allows those with intellectual disabilities to play alongside other children on the same pitch.
“This project will grab the attention of our society and make more people get involved, to create a society that is more inclusive and accepting of these disabilities.”
This project is delivered in partnership with Special Olympics East Asia.