Generation Amazing Youth Ambassadors Participate in Sports Activity During FIFA Women's World Cup in France
11 July 2019

Generation Amazing Youth Ambassadors Participate in Sports Activity During FIFA Women's World Cup in France

Doha, July 11 (QNA) - Four Generation Amazing Youth Ambassadors, the Community Responsibility Program of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), participated in a sports event organized by the streetfootballworld in Lyon, France, on the sidelines of the 2019 Women's World Cup, which concluded earlier this week. Saba Lakho, Raya Almoani, Anisha Khicha and Mashal Ghalib in addition to Honey Thaljieh who previously led the Palestine women's football team recently attended Festival 19 - a football for development event organized by streetfootballworld. Lakho, from Pakistan, said: "It taught me a lot to be on the same pitch as Monika and Honey. Next, I want to continue my football for development work and use the lessons learned back home. I want to expand the programme in Karachi because I want more girls from my community to be able to play football." "The things football has done for education, physical health and mental health in my community is great - I love seeing this change and that is what keeps me motivated to keep improving." she added. Lakho's football for development journey began just four years ago at the time of the previous Women's World Cup, and she has seen the positive impact of education through sport on her community. "I started playing football four years ago," said Lakho, who attended the Women's World Cup final between the USA and the Netherlands. Lakho added: "Playing football really helps you develop as a person, nothing else could have helped me like this. We have worked with children in underprivileged areas, it keeps them out of trouble and in school. It also teaches them to live healthy lifestyles." Having given an inspirational talk to the youth in attendance, Thaljieh said: "It was an honor and pleasure to be here with Generation Amazing, meeting all of the youngsters from different parts of the world and inspiring them through football. It is fantastic to see their passion, to see their commitment, to see their hard work and their dream for a better future through football. "With Generation Amazing giving them the opportunity, it is a great platform. They need opportunities in order to excel in life. They have a lot of potential and skills, they just need that opportunity. With Generation Amazing, they can make it happen and they can make those dreams come true" she added. (QNA)