YKK Holding Asia Pte Ltd (YHA) has partnered with Spanish Primera Liga FC Barcelona for a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative in the form of two football clinics in Vietnam and India. The project, YKK-Just for Kicks, which was inaugurated in Singapore in 2007 witnessed over 400 children, put through the paces by coaches brought over from Japan. The resounding success has prompted YHA to bring the project to other regions where the world’s leading fastening manufacturers has business presence.
A three day event was held in Ho Chi Minh City on the 24th April 2009 and New Delhi on the 1st May 2009. It also featured coaches training for aspiring local coaches from Vietnam and India. These coaches from India were selected by the Vietnam Football Federation (VIFF) and All India Football Association (AIFF). The coaching staff from FC Barcelona Soccer School brought the Spanish football philosophy to the participants.