International convention on the rights of the child.

Article 29: Aims of education

Education must aim to foster the development of the child’s personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential. It must prepare children for professional adult life.


Employability projects

Kick for Trade Festival
KIFUMPA – Girls United
Facing crisis through football in Colombia & Venezuela
Festival 23
Sports for Resilience and Empowerment Project, phase 2
Kick For Hope
Girls Community League
Education and sports for vulnerable children in Afghanistan
Sports and Play for Asylum-Seeking Unaccompanied Minors
Life’s A Ball
Together for the Ukrainians

BTÕs Hope United and the UEFA Foundation for Children kicked off a match at Crusaders FC Seaview grounds today on the eve of the Super Cup to raise awareness about the devastating impact of online hate in sport and among young people.

Hope United, a campaign launched by BT, broadcasters of the UEFA Super Cup, brings together a diverse team of footballers from Northern Ireland, England, Wales, and Scotland with the aim of driving change by giving digital skills to people on how to protect themselves and others online. 

The match involved children aged between 14 and 17 from community projects across Northern Ireland that are helping to bridge the sectarian divide and care for refugees who have settled here.

Rio Ferdinand and Glenn Hoddle are pictured with some of the young people who will be playing in the Hope United match.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

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