14-year-old BRICS Good Will Ambassador to Friendship Football

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13th June, 2019 05:48:10 printer

14-year-old BRICS Good Will Ambassador to Friendship Football

Ananya Kamboj will participate for the third time in the International  Children's Social Programme Football for Friendship.

The programme is run by Gazprom PJSC, the official partner of the UEFA Champions League, and its final  events will take place in Madrid from May 28 to June 2. The 14-year-old school girl from India has gained wide recognition at the project thanks to her  participatory citizenship, journalist professionalism, and diverse range of  educational activities in her home country.

"I have always believed that it is imperative to pay particular attention to both sport and cultural education of children. That is why Nine Values promoted by Football for Friendship programme are so important – they encourage children to develop both on a football field and in life," Ananya notes.

The Nine Values of the F4F programme are friendship, equality, fairness, health, peace, devotion, victory, traditions, and honour. Every year at the Nine Values School are organized lessons for all the participants of the programme. Many children launch their own social projects when they come back

home. Ananya Kamboj wrote a book, "My Journey from Mohali to St. Petersburg", in which she told about the Nine Values of the programme and her impressions from communicating with peers at the project.

After participating in F4F in 2018, Ananya became a Good Will Ambassador of BRICS countries. She participated in various large projects in India, including Lean India Summit and She's Mercedes. The Young Journalist regularly visits schools in Deli where she tells the students about Football for Friendship and  the Nine Values.

In 2019, for the first time in the history of the project, Ananya Kamboj has received the invitation to speak on behalf of all the Young Ambassadors of the world at the 2019 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum at the UN  Headquarters.

In May, Ananya will take part in the International Children's Social Programme Football for Friendship for the third time. She will give a speech at theInternational Football for Friendship Forum on May 30, 2019, on the third day of the final events of the programme in Madrid.