The UEFA Foundation for Children won the prize of Foundation of the Year at the 2015 Peace and Sport Awards, which took place in Monte-Carlo on Thursday night.
In activity only since April of 2015, the UEFA Foundation for Children has already supported a variety of projects around the world and was recognised for the impact it has made improving the living conditions of disadvantaged children. This year, The UEFA Foundation for Children has worked diligently to protect the rights of children at the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan, bringing joy and unity through sport and football for boys and girls alike. Another highlight for the Foundation in 2015 was hosting 1,000 disadvantaged children at the UEFA Super Cup Final in Tbilisi, Georgia. The children took part in the pre-match opening ceremony with star players from FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC, promoting peace and understanding.
The Chairman of the UEFA Foundation, Mr. Durao Barroso, said, “I am delighted that the work of our Foundation, which is only taking its first steps, has been recognised at such a prestigious awards ceremony. We are very proud of the work we do around the world and look forward to embracing new projects which can improve the lives of children around the world.“
The Peace and Sport Awards reward the expertise of organisations working for sustainable peace through sport, through initiatives promoting the best practices in the field. The President of the Peace and Sport, Joel Bouzou, handed the award to the UEFA Foundation for Children last night.
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