"I would like to thank Yingli Green Energy for their contributions in our social campaign '20 Centres for 2010' and the installation of the solar panels that are crucial for the sustainability of the Centres", stated Mr. Jerome Valcke, General Secretary of FIFA.
"We are happy to bring light and hope to the children in Africa," said Mrs. Judy Tzeng Lee, Vice President of Global Marketing at Yingli Green Energy. "Even though the project is coming to an end, the Centres will keep on supporting young people for many years. We look forward to continuing our partnership with FIFA in creating a more sustainable future through our expertise in renewable energy products and our passion for football."
The new centre in Alexandra represents a special place as football will be used to combat AIDS. In this, Grassroot Soccer is playing an important role. The South African non-profit organization is relying on football to reach young people and educate them about AIDS.
"Football is a popular sport and attracts youths all over the world," stated Mr. James Donald, Head of Grassroot Soccer for South Africa. "At the Alexandra Centre, we want to use the opportunity to educate youths about AIDS and teach them how they can avoid this disease. AIDS continues to be a major problem in Africa. The new Centre is an ideal spot to address this concern."About Yingli Green Energy Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), known as " Yingli Solar," is the world's largest photovoltaic module manufacturer in terms of production capacity and shipments. With 2,450 MW of vertically-integrated annual production capacity, Yingli Green Energy's manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and module assembly. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 20 regional subsidiaries and branch offices and has distributed more than 7,000 MW PV modules to customers worldwide. For more information please visit www.yinglisolar.com and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Weibo. About FIFA The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), based in Zurich, Switzerland, is world football's governing body, comprising 208 football associations grouped into six confederations. As its claim "For the Game. For the World." indicates, FIFA's activities extend far beyond its broad spectrum of international competitions, headed by the FIFA World Cup™. FIFA also provides material, financial and promotional resources for developing the game around the world, and offers underprivileged communities support through the Football for Hope movement. For further information on Yingli Green Energy, please contact: In China Qing Miao Vice President of Corporate Communications Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited Tel: +86-312-8929787 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org In the Americas: Helena Kimball Head of Marketing Yingli Green Energy Americas Inc. Tel: +1-603-5915812 Email: email@example.com In Europe: Rebecca Jarschel Public Affairs & Public Relations Director Yingli Green Energy International AG Tel: +41 (0) 44 567 6143 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For further information on FIFA, please contact: email@example.com SOURCE Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited