FIFA Foundation and the Football Federation of Armenia with the participation of UN RCO, UNFPA, UNICEF and UNHCR organized a five-day Campus for 100 children from Armenia and Nagorno-Karabagh. The Campus that took place from 4-9 May, was led by legendary Youri Djorkaeff.
The aim of the Campus was to provide children from under-privileged backgrounds the opportunity to play and learn in a safe environment. During these five days children improved their football, teamwork, and communication skills, played interactive games on different themes, had a session on building resilience skills and learned about the Sustainable Development Goals.
The culmination of the Campus was a tournament played at Armenia’s National Football Stadium.
On the last day of the Campus all children were presented with a diploma and gifts from FIFA Foundation CEO, Youri Djorkaeff, FFA President, Armen Melikbekyan, UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia, Shombi Sharp and Armenian football legend, Khoren Hovhannisyan.
During the Campus, a friendly match was held between FIFA Foundation and FFA which was joined by the UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia.