to Daniel DiasThis was the Sport for Good program’s first visit since joining the Laureus World Sports Academy in 2021 – and all the more memorable because it took place in the city where it won four Paralympic gold medals in 2016.
Laureus Academy Member Daniel Dias, He said: “I was so excited to see the work that sports programs are doing for good in my country, and Bola Pra Frente is a great example. Sport can change young people’s lives – it changed mine – but it was also inspiring to hear about João Paulo’s creativity. Partnerships – like the partnership with IWC – allows us to do more for these communities and these children.”
Franziska Gessell, Executive Director of Marketing at IWC SchaffhausenHe said: “Our long-standing partnership with Laureus reflects our commitment to driving societal change and supporting young people, and IWC’s annual drawing competition has been a cornerstone of our partnership. At IWC, we are huge admirers of the creativity and effort that young participants put into their drawings. Congratulations on winning the 2022 edition, João Paulo !
Jorginho, founder and president of the Paula Pra Frente Institute, He said: “At the Bula Bra Frente Institute, we use sport, education and culture to promote transformation in the lives of children, adolescents, young people and their families. We encourage them all to dream, and to achieve this, we use the language of football in our daily lives. “Live life. João’s success in the IWC Painting Competition is also a victory for us, as it shows us that our educational sports program can inspire dreams. In his painting, João dreams of a better, more inspiring world.
“Having Daniel Dias and my former teammate Cafu come to congratulate Joao is a historic and very special moment for me and for all of us at the Pula Pra Frient Institute. It is these moments when we remember that sport has the power to unite everyone. And to build a sense of belonging in the world. I express my sincere gratitude to… Laureus for the partnership and the reminder that no matter where we play, wherever we are in the world, we are fortunate to be immersed in the spirit of sport.”
Sport has the power to change the lives of young people around the world. This has been at the heart of the Laureus Foundation’s Sport for Good work for more than 20 years.
Since 2005, Laureus has worked with IWC Schaffhausen to give young people the opportunity to combine sport and art to change their lives and inspire others. This opportunity to use art as an outlet perfectly complements Laureus’ use of sport as a tool to engage children and young people, giving them confidence, resilience, team spirit, health and friendship.
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