June 4 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Qatar 2022 World Cup organisers have partnered via their key Dream Asia and Generation Amazing initiatives to collaborate across legacy and education areas thoughout Asia for the next four years.
Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifah, AFC president, said: “The AFC puts football for social development at the heart of all our work and, since the launch of the AFC Dream Asia Foundation, we are proud to have conducted 33 projects in 21 Asian member associations. We are looking forward to working with Generation Amazing to deliver even more projects for the benefit of young people across our continent.”
To date more than 250,000 individuals have been reached through Generation Amazing across seven countries in Asia: Qatar, Nepal, Pakistan, Jordan, Lebanon, the Philippines and India. The target is to positively impact 1 million lives through football for development outreach and education by 2022.
“We have always been committed to ensuring that the legacy of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 extends beyond our borders, and Generation Amazing is an important vehicle for achieving that aim,” said SC secretary-general Hassan al-Thawadi.
“Partnering AFC will assist us in reaching more beneficiaries and support our aim of utilising the immense power of football to enhance inclusion, strengthen community bonds and improve lives.”
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