Princess Rani Vanouska Modely is the Founder of the Football World Heritage Organization, and the official ambassador delegate to lead the candidacy of Football as a world intangible heritage to be registered on UNESCO’s list. Rani Vanouska T.Modely is a descendant from one of the most important houses of the Indian Empire. Princess Rajput, of the Chauhan royal dynasty, heiress of the direct lineage of King Hammira-Deva Chauhan of Ranthambhore. Whose ancestor is none other than HRH Prithviraj Chauhan III, “the last Emperor of India” who ruled the kingdoms of Ajmer and Delhi in northern India. She is originally from French, British and Indo-European noble families.
Princess Rani Vanouska T. Modely views the sport as a tool for rekindling hope in the lives of children around the world. For Princess Rani Vanouska, football is more than just a competition or a venture for profit-making. Her role is to bring together Heads of State, leading world institutions, FIFA federations, iconic personalities from the world of football, politics, economics, and culture, and the world public, to call on UNESCO to include our football in the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
Helping football grow means also helping poor local communities grow. As football is played mostly by kids Rani Vanouska Modely attention is focused on bringing humanitarian relief for young people all over the world. Football is creating bridges between people without distinction of language, religion, race or sex discrimination and , because of this, it is a perfect tool to change the world and promote human rights, equity and fairness. Princess Rani Vanouska T. Modely views the sport as a tool for rekindling hope in the lives of children around the world.
Princess Rani Vanouska Modely conceived her Football World Heritage idea when invited to the Champion’s League Final awards ceremony in Monaco in the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Football is much more than the most popular sport, it is a universal common language shared by 4.5 billion people on the planet. It, therefore, has its full place in the service of the objectives of the United Nations: education, culture, social inclusion, equality, environment and the development of the programs of nations united in the service of PEACE.
Havas group has confirmed their support to Princess Rani Vanouska T. Modely in the football World Heritage campaign for the run up of the World Cup 2022. The force behind the group, Jacques Seguela himself, has been involved since the start of this venture. He is a member of the Football World Heritage Committee, along the side of Arsenè Wenger, and many other personalities.
Tell us about #onechildoneball? In line with UNESCO’s objectives, this support and funding of charitable initiatives will be the second phase of the action which is already preparing a very ambitious project entitled #OneChildOneBall which aims to distribute a real soccer ball free of charge to every child on the planet. It’s simple, it’s natural, give a ball to a child of any age, he’ll kick it! However, if many children get together during moments of joy around the world to play soccer, they sometimes do it with an orange, a sock ball or even pieces of paper as a ball. Giving them a real ball is first of all a strong symbol, and meeting their hero is changing their life. Kicking a balloon means more than we think, it means communicating, sharing, coexisting, transmitting. Every child needs this, every child deserves a balloon on this planet.
“Football can change the world.” It’s a common language, activity, source of health and happiness. Many football organizations have already shown support for Princess Rani Vanouska Modely and her UNESCO football candidacy bid. “We are conscious of the enormous power of the most popular sport in the world, of its capacity to act as a vehicle for universal values such as fair-play and respect and of its efficiency in the strive for social improvement that is the equality between men and women, social inclusion, tolerance, and education. We hope that Football will be saved in the Intangible Cultural Heritage list of UNESCO” – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
What’s the goal ? Our goal is to bring a real ball to every child on the planet that cannot afford one as a universal symbol of freedom and equality. Developing football infrastructure, local projects, giving all children a place where football can be played. Football means happy and healthy kids, and there is no better investment for the future than that.
Princess Rani Vanouska T. Modely is no stranger to the world of the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, more commonly known as UNESCO. She was officially appointed to the french national comission UNESCO as a Goodwill representative in 2015, but wanted to do more than representative action. She wanted to get off the sidelines and into the game. Relying on her experience with the National comission for UNESCO, she has become the founder, president, and delegate ambassador for Football World Heritage. Football World Heritage (FWH) is a not-for-profit organization that wants football, the world’s most popular sport, to be designated as an intangible world heritage activity for humanity. Why is that the mission of Football World Heritage? Because they truly believe that football can change the world. And Princess Rani Vanouska T. Modely believes that too.
Some think at Princess Rani Vanouska Modely as a Mother Theresa for football and the comparison is natural if you look at the motives and the goals involved. Fighting against child poverty, fighting for human rights and happiness, that creates similarities between the two. The young beauty, Princess Rani Vanouska T. Modely thinks that football should be registered as part of UNESCO’s World Cultural Intangible Heritage with a special focus on children and unity ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This require 185 countries to sign the initiative and many already did it.
Rani Vanouska Modely’s commitment to this sport has a lot to do with its capacity to unite and spread positivity: even in the gloomiest, war-torn regions in the world, Football managed to unify millions of people all over the world. The princess made her first steps in the world of football when she walked down the stairs of the famous UEFA blue carpet of the Grimaldi Forum. Instantly, she was amazed by the spirit of the game and how it has become the route for change and hope for millions around the world. Rani Vanouska Modely conceived her Football World Heritage idea when she was certain that this was the way to unite the globe and make way for peace.