Al-Thawadi: "We will seize the World Cup to protect Education for All"

The Secretary General of Qatar 2022 once again sent a message of unity with just over two years remaining for the Qatari appointment to arrive.


Hassan Al-Thawadi, Secretary General of the Organization and Legacy Committee, responsible for managing the projects of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, confirmed that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the broad impact of football are capable of favoring the principles of education and promoting them.

In the virtual event to celebrate the first International day to protect education from attacks, numerous prestigious figures participated, in the foreground Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, who gave the opening speech, head of the organization "Education on all" and member by advocates of sustainability goals at the United Nations.

In addition, the event was attended by Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Tijani Muhammad Pandey, President of the 74th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and English soccer legend David Beckham, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and founder of the Child Protection Initiative -7- In cooperation with UNICEF.

In his inaugural address, Sheikha Moza said: “We do not want today to be a day of celebration on the United Nations agenda, without the protection of education being embodied in what corresponds to the concept of protection. the life, education and future of those children is a responsibility that makes the international community face a test that cannot be failed, because our humanity is tested in such situations, therefore let us stand together to defend education ”.

The role of sport in protecting education

Regarding promoting effective policy options and work during the pandemic, Al-Thwadi said: "Protecting education from attacks is a significant element in Qatari commitments worldwide, therefore our country has an unwavering desire to resolve the Conflicts through dialogue and negotiation, as well as sports, especially football, can play a very important role in protecting education. ”

Al-Thawadi cited with examples from fans of Generation Amazing, a solidarity sports development platform for Qatar 2022 that harnesses the power of soccer to help children and youth in Qatar as well as around the world through teaching them new life skills. "Sport teaches us many things such as freedom of expression, developing personality and promoting freedom of thought, therefore we work to take advantage of the 2022 World Cup and the broad impact of soccer in protecting the concepts of education" he added.

Al-Thawadi concluded his plea by citing an inspiring story from one of the Generation Amazing fans, Mahira Ahmed Mianji from Karachi, Pakistan, who had the opportunity to found the non-governmental organization “Women Are One Nation” to endorse the rights of women in equality and Education in Pakistan, therefore the legacy of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will continue long after the event, which will be embodied in inspiring stories such as that of Mahira and the others who will continue to fight to provide education, supported by the strength of soccer and its phenomenal impact .

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