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World Refugee Day: young refugees eMeet Greece’s EURO winner Papadopoulos!

A group of young refugees from across the world joined Greece’s UEFA EURO 2004 champion and former refugee Dimitris Papadopoulos to talk about football and a lot more besides – thanks to a UEFA Foundation for Children initiative to mark Saturday’s World Refugee Day. The refugees, aged between 13 and …

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UEFA Football and Refugees Grant Scheme winners selected!

The six winners of the 2019/20 UEFA Football and Refugees Grant Scheme have been announced, each receiving €50,000 towards integrating migrants into society through football. The available grants were awarded to the football associations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Iceland, Romania, Sweden and Turkey following an evaluation process by a …

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UEFA Europa League Trophy Tour to collect football boots from fans for Syrian refugees!

The 2020 UEFA Europa League Trophy Tour, driven by Kia, will visit seven European cities, from February to May, with the aim of collecting football boots for Syrian refugees at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Following the success of the 2019 trophy tour, when football fans from across Europe …

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One million reasons to read the UEFA Foundation for Children’s annual activity report!

The UEFA Foundation for Children’s pioneering efforts to use football to drive social good are improving the lives of more than one million children across some 100 countries, according to the organisation’s 2018/19 activity report. The annual overview of the Foundation’s work also reveals an acceleration in introduction of new …

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Rohingya children benefit from the power of football!

The third phase of the AFC-FAM-UNHCR-JREC Rohingya Education Centre Social Responsibility Programme concluded with 140 Rohingya children benefiting from the highly successful programme at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Belah on November 23, 2019. The AFC-UNHCR Programme, which is supported by the AFC Dream Asia Foundation in partnership with the Rohingya …

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Children in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar benefit from coaching clinics!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), in cooperation with the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF), Coaches Across Continents (CAC) and UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, have launched training camps and matches for street children and young Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar under their Social Responsibility Programme. The ongoing initiatives started on …

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UEFA increases funding for UEFA Foundation for Children!

The UEFA Foundation for Children will receive an extra €3.8 million a year in funding from UEFA, following a decision made by the UEFA Executive Committee in September. “We are in a privileged position and we must use this to help children living in challenging and difficult circumstances around the …

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AFC-UNHCR programme concludes with mini football carnival!

The AFC-UNHCR Programme Phase 2 participants competed in a mini football carnival to mark the closing of the second phase of this highly successful programme. Phase 2 of the football training programme kicked off in September 2018 and concluded with two of the leading students from the Rohingya Education Centre …

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The commitment of Germany’s DFL Foundation enjoys international recognition!

The comprehensive social commitment of the DFL Foundation (DFL Stiftung) continues to receive international recognition. In 2015, the DFL Foundation received the “Humanitarian in Sport Award” in London for its contribution to the integration of young refugees. In 2017 it was nominated for the “Peace and Sport Award” as Foundation …

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Wholesome friendly between AFC-UNHCR and NFAP!

It was a morning of fun-filled football activities as students from the AFC-UNHCR and Name Football Association of Petaling (NFAP) met in a friendly match at the SJK (T) Ladang Vallambrosa, Klang, Malaysia on Sunday, October 14. The event was officiated by representatives from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), NFAP, …

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