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UNICEF Ambassador, track star attends Jetix Kids Cup to speak out on sports and girls’ education

Athens-bound Berhane Adere to Present UNICEF Fair Play Award to Victors

Who:  UNICEF Ethiopia National Ambassador and reigning champion of the 10,000-metre, Berhane Adere

What:  Ms. Adere will attend the Jetix Kids Cup Soccer finals to spotlight the importance of childrens’ right to play and girls’ education

Where:  Disneyland Resort Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France

When:  Monday 21st June – Wednesday, 23rd June

Monday 21st June - Tournament Draw and Parade at 1.45 p.m., Disneyland Park
Tuesday 22nd June -  Group matches take place at 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m., Manchester United Soccer School
Wednesday 23rd June-  Football finals take place from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Manchester United Soccer School  Finals and presentation of UNICEF Fair Play Award to the winning girls’ and awards ceremony 6 p.m. – 6.45 p.m., Manchester United Soccer School

Why:  Ethiopian UNICEF National Ambassador Berhane Adere, Olympic gold-medal hopeful in the 5,000 metre race, has been campaigning on behalf of children’s right to play and receive a quality education.  Last week, she participated in the Child-to-Child Survey in Ethiopia – a global project where schoolchildren ask their out-of-school peers why they have been denied their right to an education.  She is coming to Jetix Kids Cup to hand out the UNICEF Fair Play Award to the victorious girls’ and boys’ squad.

More:  Girls and Boys teams in the Finals:  Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria,France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, UK, USA

For further information, please contact:

Brigitte Stark-Merklein, mobile in Paris:  001 917 378 2128
Ikuko Yamaguchi,  UNICEF Geneva, ++ 41 22 909 5727
Kate Donovan, UNICEF Media NY,  212 326 7452   





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