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UEFA Foundation for Children Collaborates With Turkish Football Federation To Help Refugees

By Taruka Srivastav | August 15, 2019

UEFA Foundation for Children and the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) have joined forces to help refugees in Turkey with the ‘Live Together’ project.

The Live Together project aims to improve the living conditions of refugees, migrants and host communities. It will facilitate social cohesion by encouraging Turkish children and Syrian child refugees to interact while playing together in safe spaces such as schools, communities centres and clubs. Through sport – and football in particular – those children will learn how to live together.

TFF President Nihat Özdemir said: “TFF is very glad to enter in this project with the Foundation and to contribute to helping children and youth to respond to numerous challenges. Football is a great unifier and can help children to learn to live together and improve their lives. TFF Looking forward to the mutual cooperation and will do its best for the success of the project.”

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said: “When a child plays football, he gets lost in the game. Football enables them to be children and dream big. We are pleased to partner with the Turksih Football Federation to use football as a tool to unite cultures and establish mutual understanding and respect.”

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