"Sport has the power to change the world." This quote by Nelson Mandela is the guiding principle of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which launched the project under the patronage of former Brazilian football star Jorginho as part of the 'Football boots for Rio' campaign. The campaign uses football to facilitate the development of street children. Through sport they learn about team spirit, discipline, respect and determination. It's often the first time that they are given any kind of recognition – a huge help in the daily battle against poverty, discrimination and violence. However, they rarely have enough money to buy proper boots – a sorry state of affairs that Mercedes-Benz is now putting right: together with Franz Beckenbauer the call was put out for people to donate football boots to this worthy cause. The response was tremendous: "Within no time at all, the spacious Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van had been completely filled with more than 1,350 pairs of football boots," reports Anders Sundt Jensen proudly.