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UNICEF street children team wins a football tournament in Ternopil

© UNICEF/ 2009 / UKRA / 1844 / Snitovsky
UNICEF Kiev team- the winners of the football tournament in Ternoil

Ternopil, Wednesday, 14 October, 2009 - Today, the UNICEF Kiev team won first place in the children’s football championship in the framework of the Sports for Children tournament. The tournament took place in Ternopil National Economic University. Eight football teams from Kiev, Donetsk, Odesa, Ternopil and Lviv participated, as well as volleyball and streetball teams. The tournament was conducted in the framework of celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Convention of the right of a child in Ukraine and aimed to promote the right of children to development. 

The winning Kiev team as well as the Donetsk team, which took third place, and the Odesa team in sixth place, are participants of the UNICEF project, Red Card to Child Neglect. The teams are formed of children with risky behaviours, youngsters from crisis families and street children. Football training and competitions give children the chance for healthy development, socialization and rehabilitation among those who are the most at risk during adolescence.

© UNICEF / 2009 / UKRA / 494 / Snitovsky
A boy at the football tournament in Ternopil

Anatoliy Demjanenko, legendary football player and coach of Dynamo Kiev, presented the  winner’s cups and medals as well as other presents to tournament participants. The Sports for Children tournament was organized in partnership with the Foundation of World Sport Stars ‘Children’ and Ternopil National Economic University.

 

 
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