The Seventh season of Gazprom International Children’s Social Programme Football for Friendship has officially started. The final events will take place in Madrid, the capital of Spain, from May 28 up to June 02.
Boys and girls around the world will participate in Football for Friendship promoting the Nine Values of the Programme: friendship, equality, fairness, health, peace, devotion, victory, traditions, and honour.
Football for Friendship is an international children’s social program initiated by the Company in 2013 within the Gazprom for Children global project. It includes a number of sports and educational events held in different countries around the globe. World football legend Franz Beckenbauer is the global Ambassador of the program.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has been involved since last year when the project during the World Cup in Russia brought together 211 countries and regions from around the world.
Last year’s representatives and members of the delegation of Bosnia and Herzegovina were Aiman Šemdin and Marko Stjepanović and they say that the project Football for Friendship is their most beautiful experience when they introduced children from all over the world and got the opportunity to be involved in a project whose global significance.
The main event of the program is the International Children’s Forum, to which Gazprom annually invites hundreds of young players from top African, Asian, European and South American football clubs.
Children participating in the Forum not only meet and communicate with their peers from other countries, as well as famous football players and public figures, but also become young ambassadors to promote universal values by themselves among their age-mates.