By supporting socio-educational and sports

By supporting socio-educational and sports projects, the foundation seeks to improve the living conditions of refugee children, as well as their dignity and respect for their fundamental rights.

68.5 million people

There are currently 68.5 million people across the world who have been forced to flee their homes, more than ever before. They include almost 25.4 million refugees, more than half of whom are under 18 (UNHCR, June 2018).

17 years

On average, refugees live in camps for 17 years (UNHCR).


57% of the world’s refugees are from three countries:

  • 6.3 million from Syria
  • 2.5 million from Afghanistan
  • 2.4 million from South Sudan
  • (UNHCR, June 2018)

Refugees projects

Sport for inclusion: football against racism
Living Together – Turkey
A safe space for displaced Yazidi youth
Exercising change in Palabek refugee settlement
Living Together  Greece
Sports-based employability for unaccompanied minors
Football in Zaatari refugee camp
Welcome through Football
Foto: Franco Origlia
© Julia Michanickel_3
Sport and play for inclusion and integration
Hapoel Katamon’s Neighbourhoods League

More on What We Do

Personal development
Kinder und Jugendliche mit Behinderung des Axpo PluSport Fussballteams in den Garderoben vor dem Super League Fussballspiel zwischen dem Grasshopper Club Zuerich und des FC Lugano, aufgenommen am Sonntag, 30. April 2017 im Stadion Letzigrund in Zuerich.

 (KEYSTONE/Michael Buholzer)

What are you waiting for?

Your generous donation will help to support the various programmes run by the foundation and its partners, which are working to improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged children around the world. It also represents an important source of encouragement for everyone working on the ground. All private donations made to the foundation go straight to its operations and those of its partners on the ground.