Filipino youngsters join Football for Friendship
The final events of the Sixth Season of the Gazprom International Children’s social program Football for Friendship have started in Moscow.
Some 1500 children and adults arrived in the capital of Russia to participate in the global project.
This year Football for Friendship united 211 countries and regions of the world.
The program is supported by FIFA, UEFA, the UN, heads of the national football federations, as well as by the representatives of the government institutions.
Over 300 journalists of the leading international media will arrive in Moscow for covering the final events of the program.
AJ Boy Victoriano (Young Footballer) and Matteo De Venecia (Young Journalist), the selected 12 year old ambassadors from Philippines arrived in Moscow to participate.
On the first day, the kids participated in the “International Friendship Camp,” where they underwent a training program to practice with their team and get used to the playing conditions. They were also a part of the opening ceremony of the International Friendship Camp.
The young journalists will also start their work in the International Children’s Press Center.
The kids will also be attending “The School of 9 Values” which teaches the kids about the 9 values that F4F stands for.
Since 2013, PJSC Gazprom has been organizing the International Children’s social program Football for Friendship. The key values promoted by the programme participants include friendship, equality, fairness, health, peace, devotion, victory, tradition and honor.
The participants are Young Players (girls and boys, including those physically challenged), as well as Young Journalists covering the F4F events within the framework of the Football for Friendship International Children’s Press Center.
Geographical scope of the program expands annually, from eight countries in 2013 to 211 countries in 2018.
For the past five years, more than 3,700 people have participated in the programme. Football for Friendship is supported by FIFA, UEFA, International Olympic Committee, football federations of various countries, international children’s charity funds, and world’s leading football clubs.