Playing sports can lead to improved lives. This idea is borne out by UEFA’s timely donation of its star-studded footballs.

On 22 March, UW-NL’s Executive Director Machiel Salomons presented 30 footballs, kindly donated by the UEFA Foundation, to Marion Idema-Weijman, Director of Stichting IMC Weekendschool, in the presence of Robert Joore, Managing Director TotalEnergies Marketing Nederland. TotalEnergies is a supporter of the IMC Weekendschool.

The footballs – the coveted UEFA originals – will be issued to some of the 58 locations where IMC Weekendschool offers refugee children additional education. The timing of the donation could not have been better given the recent arrival of more than 10,000 Ukrainian refugee children.


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