QATAR 2022

Generation Amazing launches agreement with Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Generation Amazing will work with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to support underpriviliged communities in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America.

Generation Amazing launches agreement with Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Generation Amazing, Qatar 2022’s platform for solidarity development, has launched an association agreement with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which will deploy football-related activities and initiatives aimed at developing marginalised communities in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America.

The launch of the agreement comes after a signing ceremony earlier this year, which involved the participation of high ranking officials from both parties led by Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy responsible for managing projects related to Qatar 2022, Jagan Chapagain, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, together with representatives of the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Under this agreement, the organisations will support young people at risk of suffering from exclusion and violence, as well as refugees in Iraq, Myanmar, Uganda and Argentina, with the aim of inspiring them, sharing basic life experiences to help them enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle, as well as reinforcing social integration efforts by taking advantage of the popularity of football.

The activation of the agreement will officially begin next month, with the aim of helping thousands of young people to improve their personal situations, and offering meaningful community change. This agreement will represent a step forward for Generation Amazing in efforts to achieve its objective of making a positive impact on the lives of more than a million people through 2022.

Improving the lives of risk-prone youth

For his part, Al Thawadi said: “We aspire to enhance our partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the largest humanitarian network in the world, as we seek to seize unique opportunities to deepen principles that strengthen the popularity of football in improving the lives of vulnerable young people prone.”

“Generation Amazing has been able to create a long history over the last ten years, therefore we believe that this partnership will extend the spectrum of our program around the world, as well as play a very important role in highlighting the importance of sport in general, and football in particular.”

For his part, Jagan Chapagain said: "We are proud of this collaboration, and because we represent a part of this promising program, so we are eager to start making it real. As stated in the agreement, perhaps the need to carry out programs like these has become more urgent, especially under the current circumstances due to the pandemic.”