Port Adelaide has welcomed global symbol for human rights, Little Amal, to Power Community Limited's (PCL) Multicultural Power Cup (MPC). 

Little Amal, a 3.5-metre puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl here as part of the Adelaide Festival, helped the PCL team deliver the MPC program to students at the Adelaide Secondary School of English. 

Little Amal was welcomed to the MPC school by students playing music, before presenting her with handmade gifts.  

Port Adelaide staff then welcomed Amal onto the oval for a football skills session to round out the visit, with 2022 Rising Star and Best and Fairest winner, Hannah Ewings, teaching Amal how to kick the footy. 

In Australia for the first time after travelling through 15 countries, and connecting with more than 2 million people, the company behind Little Amal were drawn to Port Adelaide’s not-for-profit arm, and the natural synergy to the values of PCL, and what Little Amal represents. 

The Multicultural Power Cup celebrates cultural diversity and expression, promotes inclusion, and builds social cohesion by recognising the positive contribution of different cultures within Australia. 

Delivered to secondary school students from culturally diverse backgrounds, the program is offered as an Integrated Learning Subject aligned with the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). 

Last year, 94% of students indicated that they have an increased understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity within their school community, and 95% said the program was effective in promoting inclusivity and respect of diversity.  

General Manager of PCL, Jake Battifuoco said he was delighted to welcome Little Amal to the Multicultural Power Cup classroom.  

“Little Amal's story and what she represents is incredibly important, and it's been fantastic to welcome her to the Multicultural Power Cup,” Mr. Battifuoco said.  

“We cannot underestimate the power and impact of the visit with many students in our program sharing a similar story. I'd like to thank the Adelaide Festival and the company behind Little Amal for choosing us to help share her story in Adelaide.” 

Jake Battifuoco, General Manager, Power Community Limited