David Beckham meets with Sri Pundati during his visit to her school in Semarang, Central Java, on Tuesday (27/03) as part of a Unicef anti-bullying program. (Photo courtesy of Unicef)

David Beckham Visits Semarang to Tackle Bullying at Schools


MARCH 28, 2018

Jakarta. Retired football superstar David Beckham visited Semarang, Central Java, on Tuesday (27/03) in his capacity as United Nations Children's Fund goodwill ambassador to support an anti-bullying campaign, Unicef said.

Beckham's visit, which formed part of Unicef's mission to vanquish violence and bullying in the classroom, was funded by the 7 Fund, named after the footballer's favorite jersey number.

The former Manchester United star met with 15-year-old Sri "Sripun" Pundati, a female student at SMPN 17 Semarang public junior high school, to hear how she become a leader to prevent bullying.

"My 7 Fund for Unicef is on a mission to help children – especially girls – break down barriers that threaten to steal their potential away. We're tackling bullying, violence, child marriage and missed education so children get the chance to realize their full potential," Beckham said on his official Instagram account.